Intel will phase out single-CPU production in the first quarter of 2008. This news comes on the heels of Intel’s plan to introduce dual-core Celeron processors targeted at the low price segment of $34-$59.
The new dual-core E1200 Celeron (1.6GHz, 512K of unified L2 cache) will debut with a $53 price point in 1K quantities. For the moment, Intel is reserving its 45nm process technology for its mainstream and higher-end products — the E1000 Celeron series will be built on 65nm Conroe technology.
Intel will begin the phase out of single-core processors for desktops in first quarter of 2008 with the launch of an entry-level dual-core series, the Celeron E1000, according to sources at PC makers.
It is clear that dual-core processors will soon be the only game in town. Do you reckon this will have any effect in terms of speeding up the development of multi-threaded software?