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 Intel reveals design for fast, efficient future chips

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Date posted: 06/08/2008

Intel plans to release in 2009 or 2010 a first wave of Larrabee chips with 16 to 48 cores, tailored for handling computer game graphics.

Multi-core chips cut energy use and heat while speeding performance by dividing tasks between cores.

Intel Research director Andrew Chien predicts that multi-core chips will let computers "bridge the physical world with the virtual."

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