Intel CEO Paul Otellini has attacked rival AMD's plans for a three-core processor, suggesting that the company can't produce reliable enough systems to make such an approach viable.
Asked in a press conference following his Intel Developer Forum keynote how Intel might respond to AMD's recent announcement of a planned three-core processor for early 2008, Otellini offered a brief but savage response: "We see a distinct advantage in having all the cores on our die work."
AMD's triple-core offering will appear at around the same time as Intel's planned Penryn mobile processors, and some months after the first Penryn desktop processor ship.
Otellini also suggested that the company would aim to fast-track the release of its Larrabee multi-core graphics processing unit, "We'll launch it as soon as it's ready. Sitting on technology is not our style." That expanded on Otellini's earlier remarks on Larrabee during his keynote: "We are well into development and it's our intention to be able to demonstrate it in 2008."Intel, Paul Otellini, AMD, Processor, CPUs, Desktop, Server, Mobile Processor, Triple-core