AMD has announced plans to introduce faster dual-core processors for PCs later this year.
Dual-core processors allow chip manufacturers to include more transistors onto the processor and deliver to users greater multi-tasking abilities.
The chip manufacturer demonstrated its dual-core AMD Athlon 64 processor ahead of next week’s showcase developer event by its rival Intel.
AMD said the Athlon 64 could be used by a user for instance to burn CDs or DVDs, while simultaneously unzipping compressed files, and encoding high-resolution videos.
The company had already demonstrated similar solutions for servers at last week’s LinuxWorld conference.
Intel is also developing dual core solutions for PCs and servers. In enterprises such solutions are ideal for supporting more than one operating system on the same machine or running both 32-bit and 64-bit applications on the same platform.
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