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No need for quad core Atoms (just yet) says Intel

Last updated on May 6th, 2010 at 10:50 am

No additional cores on the horizon for the users that might need them most?

While professing that more cores are always better, it seems that the Intel hierarchy have no immediate plans to bring quad core goodness to netbooks yet. Intel Insiders KitGuru spoke to earlier today said that “Software still has a long way to go in order to make better use of multiple cores” and expressed the sentiment that it just wasn’t worth it on netbooks.

KitGuru says: In light of the stinging and highly intelligent attacks made on Flash by companies like Apple, it’s easy to see that the smaller the device – the MORE the need for multiple cores, to give ‘everyday users’ the chance to enjoy Youtube while (virus) checking email and poking friends on MSN.

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