Intel Speeds Up Intro of Quad-core Server Chips (2 months ahead of schedule )

"Intel today started shipping its Xeon 5335 processor two months ahead of schedule as an addition to its 5300 series of quad-core processors.

Intel says it rushed introduction of the new quad-core chip originally scheduled for next year to meet demand from server manufacturers for the processor.

Quad cores, which allow the microprocessor package to perform up to four functions simultaneously, were first introduced by Intel in November. Intel has been pushed by rival Advanced Micro Devices plans to launch a quad-core release in 2007."

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