posted by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Dec 2005 15:44 UTC
"In 2005, vendors competed to provide ever-increasing processor power, with 64-bit chips and dual-core technology. Now AMD and Intel are shaping their multicore plans for 2006 and beyond. In the world of hardware, 2005 proved to be the year vendors pushed processor power to new heights as competition in the multicore processor space came to a head. AMD gained a 64-bit head start on Intel last year when it unveiled 64-bit extensions that allow x86 chips to accommodate more than 4GB of memory." In related news, Intel is going to dump its 'Intel Inside' tagline in favour of something new-- after using it for 15 years.