Intel Multi Core Zone

The second level of the convention floor featured an area called the Intel “Multi Core” Zone.  In it Intel had 15 computers running dual core processors showing various software applications that take advantage of multiple threads.

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The “Multi Core” Zone at IDF

This area was definitely the most popular at the IDF convention thus far and it was pretty much always busy when it was open.  The showcase floor was no comparison.

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This is a shot of one of 15 systems on the floor that features a 955X chipset motherboard, DDR2-667 memory and a dual core Pentium Extreme Edition 840 processor. 

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All the systems featured the new Pentium XE logo as well.

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Here is one of the CineBench 2003 benchmark runs that show the benefit of the render test running on two threads on the Pentium 4 with Hyper Threading and with four threads on the Pentium XE dual core. 

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Under this banner was a running system with a 65nm Yonah core mobile processor.  We saw it running at 2.0 GHz, which isn’t that impressive, but we have almost a year before we’ll see it again, so no worries. 

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Yes, this IS a different picture than above!  In it is the 65nm Yohan processor.

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