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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Pentium OUT - Say Hi To Core 2 Duo

Well, it's the end of a era! I remember making the jump from my Amiga 1000 and in to a 386 back in 1986 .. and soon after came the Pentium chip which was CUTTING EDGE AND SUPER FAST!!! Oh how I look back on those days with a chuckle of longing for simpler times; but I digress.

Intel has announced that it has officially discontinued the Pentium program laying down new ground for competing head to head with AMD.

Intel celebrated a major milestone this week, officially closing the books on the Pentium era with its launch of the Core 2 Duo, the company's most important product to come out in 13 years. "This is not just an incremental change; this is a revolutionary leap," Intel CEO Paul Otellini said at a launch event in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday. The last time the company held such an event at its headquarters was when it introduced the Pentium processor in 1993.

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Update!: A video of the introduction of the new Chip has been made available thanks to CNet. Click on the Image below to see it!


  • What is the reasoning behind this transition? Nice blog...thanks for educating on an important part of this world..technology

    By Blogger Amanda, at 2:36 PM  

  • I'm Core 2 happy now...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:55 PM  

  • ...and why you guys don't try comments by haloscan?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:56 PM  

  • Amanda... The transition has happened largely due to the fact that Intel wants to Compete with AMD's Dual Core Chip.

    By Blogger AlRo, at 1:27 PM  

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