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Intel Thinks 1 Million is a Big Number

MarketWatch has a story about how Intel thinks it will ship 1 million quad-core chips in the first half of this year. While you would think that's a big deal, it's 1 million chips out of the 240 million chips they'll sell this year. That means that 0.4% of the chips in the market will be quad-core. Now, I'm not saying that a million chips in six months is pocket change... that's over 160,000 a month... but since when was capturing 0.4% of the market anything to put out a press release about?

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  • Dan said:

    There was actually a study that popped up about this today:

    http://www.dailytech.com/Quadcore+Processors+to+Hit+49+Penetration+in+Mainstream+Desktops+by+Q4+2009/article6953.htm

    They believe that "Quad-core processors in the performance desktop market will reach 94 percent penetration by Q4 2009 [...] Penetration in the mainstream desktop market will then rise to 18 percent by the Q4 2008 and reach 49 percent in Q4 2009."

    Im looking forward to the massive Intel price cuts later this year for quad cores. The Q6600 is going down to $266 (from its orginal $850). That is becoming much more of a mainsteam price, and one of the keys to more people buying them. The other is more programs ultizies multicore technology, which is becoming much more common as of late

    April 18, 2007 4:39 PM
  • Kip said:

    Hey, Windows Live Search just gained .4% market share and we're all ga ga over that!  .4 is a big number, mister!

    :P

    April 18, 2007 7:35 PM
  • When Intel is trying to schneider us, that's when! According to this MarketWatch.com report , Intel is

    April 19, 2007 7:59 PM