2004-08-04 Intel to introduce dual-core processors ahead of schedule

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2005-04-18 Intel Pentium D Dual core processor replacing Tejas. Smithfield is the Workstation / gaming implementation of Paxville, part of the Lyndon platform. Uses the LGA775 socket and the Glenwood and Lakeport chipsets. Based on the NetBurst / Pentium 4 architecture but without HyperThreading. Basically two Pentium 4 chips on one die.
Launched in Q2 at 2.8, 3.0 and 3.2 GHz named 820 ($241), 830 ($316) and 840 ($530) respectively.
Launched as 'Pentium D' and 'Pentium EE', where EE adds HyperThreading.

2005-04-18 Intel 955X Express Uniprocessor chipset succeeding Alderwood for Dual Core processors. May possibly be the replacement for Cedarwood since Tejas was canceled. Previously known as Glenwood.

2005-04-21 AMD K8 Dual Core Dual-core successors to the current Hammer / Opteron / AMD64 line. Includes the Egypt (800, 1,2,8-socket), Italy (200, 1,2-socket) and Denmark (100, 1-socket) and Toledo (desktop) chips.
Server and workstation chips in mid-05, while desktop chips are expected in H2. Said to move to 65 nm technology before the end of 2005.
Will be succeeded by the quad-core K9 series.
Prices: 865:$1514, 870: $2149, 875: $2649
Prices: 265:$851, 275: $1299

2005-05-26 Intel 945 Chipset succeeding Grantsdale supporting Dual Core processors to be named 945. Will be available both with and without GPU (945G and 945P versions). The GPU included is a faster clocked GMA900 called GMA950.
Earlier rumoured to include Pixel and Vertex shaders 2.0 or possible 3.0. Released in 945G, 945P etc. versions. Previously known as Lakeport.
A mainstream version called 945GZ with grpahics, but only one memorychannel, no 1066 MHz support and no PCIe will be added in 2006-Q1.

2005-06-07 AMD Toledo Desktop Athlon 64 FX chip with dual cores. To be called Athlon 64-X2.

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