AMD announces chip with three ‘brains’

by admin September 18, 2007 at 9:12 am

Citing poor uptake of the latest desktop quad-core microprocessors from its rival Intel, Advanced Micro Devices said on Monday it would bring out a chip with “three brains” in the new year.

The announcement was a surprise, coming just a week after the major launch by AMD of its four-core processor, code-named “Barcelona.”

It also goes against the industry tradition of doubling processing power with each new design. Single-brain microprocessors are giving way to dual-core ones, followed by quad-core, with eight cores due next from Intel.

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