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New chips offer speed without the heat

By Hiawatha Bray
May 2, 2005

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The next time you shop for a computer, there's a good chance the salesman will try to sell you two. He'll have no choice. The next generation of chips from Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. actually contain two processors on a single slab. They're called dual-core chips, and they're a clever solution to what might be called the ... (Full article: 923 words)

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