No matter how advanced the technology is, sooner or later it will migrate to mainstream and even entry-level microprocessors. According to a report from an Asian web-site, AMD Sempron processors will acquire second core as early as in the Q3 2007, a year from now. â€œAMDâ€™s entry-level processors will all feature dual-core architecture by the third quarter of 2007, when its last single-core CPU â€“ the Athlon 64 â€“ will start to be phased out in the market,â€ a news-story over DigiTimes web-site claims, citing industry sources.
The dual-core AMD Sempron chips, which are likely to be called Sempron X2, are expected to be produced using 65nm process technology, thus, will not consume a lot of power. Cache sizes and clock-speeds are unclear, however, the chips are to be compatible with socket AM2 and will feature dual-channel PC2-6400 (DDR2 800MHz) memory controller.
Sounds like the dual-core Technology will be something to count on. I still remember the Intel hyperthreading technology (HT) which weren’t that successful in the end.