Intel kicked off day one of the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) in San Francisco with an enormous amount of information and left the press with a busy night of articles to write. Since time is always of the essence we figured that a nice bullet point list will quickly get the highlights from the first day of the forum driven home.
Intel multi-core roadmap remains on track (Paxville MP & DP has been accelerated)
Next generation micro-architecture is optimized for power efficiency
Intel finally tells the press that the trademark VIIV is for future 64-bit systems
Intel will stay with Socket 775 for future processors (Pressler & Conroe)
Intel announces Hyper-Threading is a thing of the past and it wont be on many future CPU's
Intel shows new digital home capability assessment benchmark tool
Intel to launch Yonah mobile processor during CES 2006 in Las Vegas
ATI's Crossfire dual graphics solution is compatible with the Intel 955X chipset
Dolby showed off the first “Dolby Certified” Intel-based PC
The prize for the Ultimate Geek: Mini Cooper S
Intel CEO Paul Otellini at the opening keynote:
Intel VIIV Logo:
Looks like the theory that the letters were Roman numerals standing for 6 and 4, as in 64-bit technology, was CORRECT!