Intel-based Dual Core PCs To Ship Monday

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The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company slated the launch for April 18, in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the creation of "Moore's Law," a spokeswoman said. The theory, developed by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, holds that processor performance at least double every few years while costs will decrease.

The spokeswoman suggested several OEMs, including Dell, Alienware and others would have dual-core PCs starting Monday. Specifically, the new systems will be built with Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 64-bit dual-core processors with the Intel 955 chipset.

Earlier this week, Intel executives acknowledged they had begun shipping the chips to OEMs.

Almost immediately after that revelation, Hector Ruiz, chief executive of Intel rival AMD said his company would launch its first dual core chips on April 21.

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Intel's launch would be the latest, and possibly the last, leap frog between the two companies in their race to be first to market.