INTEL IS GOING TO show off functional quad-cores on Friday at an analyst meeting. The specific chip is going to be Clovertown, something we told you about a while ago.
Since the final silicon is more or less two Woodcrests on an MCM, speed and stability should be pretty good for a chip that isn't due out for another 12 months.
Intel has been hell-bent on not losing out to AMD on any more milestone releases, and it is going to be the first to demo a four core CPU, even if it is a hack. AMD has shown four ways as early as last October behind very closed doors, but this will be the first public showing. So congrats Intel, you won this round. µ