AMD to launch tri-core processor in early 2008

amdlogoAMD is planning to launch its first tri-core processor during the first quarter of 2008. This seems kind of funny though, since AMD is planning to roll-out its quad-core processors at the end of the year dubbed Phenom FX and Phenom X4.

But, as we all know, there’s barely anything out on the market now that’ll utilize four cores, so AMD thought of, "hey, then let’s go tri-core!"

Bob Brewer, vice president of marketing for AMD, said that AMD’s development on quad-cores revealed some defects in the technology, namely one problem that if one core decides to give up the ghost, then all four cores may shut down. But for tri-core processors, that problem is no longer an issue.

While gamers probably won’t see much in a little while that’ll fully utilize tri- or quad-core processors, they’ll generally be marketed towards the server crowd instead. Of course, Intel is planning its quad-core processors too but it looks like its tri-core processors won’t ship till late 2008. Therefore AMD may have the upper hand for a little bit.

But if you can’t wait, drop $10,000 for a quad-core PC from Dell. But by now, the price must of dropped… a little bit.

[Via CNET News]


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