New Intel chips to be 40% faster… one can only hope

Intel says new chips are 40% faster – Apr. 17, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — Intel said a new line of computer processors due out later this year will be about 40 percent faster than current chips when running computer games, videos and other heavy workloads.

The world’s biggest microchip maker, which powers about 75 percent of computers, said the new Penryn processors will have the same basic design as current ones, but the circuitry will be 30 percent thinner – just 45 millionths of a millimeter wide.

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