Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jan 2006 16:50 UTC, submitted by mono
Intel Apple's television ads for its new Macs boast that for years, Intel's chips have been "trapped inside PCs - dull little boxes, dutifully performing dull little tasks." Now, the voiceover proclaims, the Intel processor will finally be set free. Of course, that's not exactly the way Intel would put it. "Never would we characterize our customers that way."
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garfield
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2006-01-15

32 core cpus sound interesting, was it for some kind of supercomputer?

No, AMD did not make the first dual core cpu at all. However, they came up with the first x86 dual core cpu, which is also the first one targeted at the average consumer. But I think one of the reasons that intel was chosen by apple is that they have the facilities for widespread worldwide distribution of their hardware, and amd don't have those kind of resources just yet.

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