- Apr 12, 2001
Intel announced that it would be releasing its first quad-core processor for laptops next month.
While the article goes on to say that quad-core "is more about bragging rights than a genuine boost in performance", Apple is working on their next revision of Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) which is expected to specifically focus on multi-core performance."We're bringing quad-core to mobile in August," said Sujan Kamran, regional marketing manager for client platforms at Intel in Singapore. Kamran declined to disclose specifics of the quad-core chip, which will carry Intel's Core 2 Extreme moniker.
It's not clear if Apple would use such a chip in their MacBook Pros, which currently use Dual-Core mobile processors from Intel.