Intel responds to AMD’s price drop with 10 new Dual-core processors.
Until Intel released the dual-core CPU’s, AMD was stealing pieces of market share from Intel which made Intel look a little bit worried about their future. But with the release of the next-gen processors they are hoping to get back to the market share they had.
Plus, the acquisition of ATI will put Intel in position to compete with a player that will have the know-how to develop both CPU and GPU which can make it a dangerous player.
The launch of the Core 2 Duo could be a good moment for Intel to start thinking of new things to implement because AMD will hunt it as it did some days ago when dropped the prices with up to 57%.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini said that “The Core 2 Duo processors are simply the best processors in the world”, “Not since Intel introduced the Pentium processor has the industry seen the heart of the computer reinvented like this. The Core 2 Duo desktop processor is an energy-efficient marvel, packing 291 million transistors yet consuming 40% lower power, while delivering the performance needed for the applications of today and tomorrow.”.
Using the 65nm silicon process technology, Intel offers up to 40% performance increase while using 40% less power which makes them ideal for equipping the notebooks.
The 10 processors released consist of five desktop PC processors meant for business, home, and enthusiast users, such as high-end gamers, and five mobile PC processors. The Intel Core 2 Duo processors are also aimed at the technical workstation market.
This new wave of processors will help Intel to fill the gaps into their CPU offer. This way the customers will have more CPUs to choose from which will help Intel to cover the market.
As for availability, the Intel Core 2 Duo desktop processor-based systems will be available beginning in early August while Intel Core 2 Duo processor-based notebooks will be available at the end of August.