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Core Duo and Pentium D owners can now enjoy conferencing with up to 10 people

This is even more reason to buy an Intel Core Duo or Pentium D processor, right? Intel claims that versions of Skype 2.0 and higher will be able to support conference calls with up to 10 people only if you are using an Intel dual-core processor.

This feature takes advantage of multi-tasking capabilities using Intel's revolutionary new dual-core technology. Without impacting performance, you can make calls while simultaneously running programs such as email, word processing, multimedia applications, virus scan and more.

EETimes reports that even more Intel-specific optimizations are on the way:

The two companies are planning additional feature extensions and optimization of Skype for Intel’s dual-core processors, Skype said. Later this year, Skype will release video calling optimized for Intel dual-core technology, the company added.

So should AMD dual-core owners feel left out? Probably not. It's doubtful that many would be using Skype to conference with 10 anyway. And even if you would pursue the feature, I'm sure that there will be some hack/crack to enable the feature in the near future...




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Blown Way Out of Proportion
By Tegeril on 2/8/2006 1:14:46 PM , Rating: 4
Yup! I'll never use Skype now! I mean, all those 10 way conference calls I wanted to do with my AMD processor are now never going to happen!




By segagenesis on 2/8/2006 6:44:45 PM , Rating: 2
... That and obviously Skype must have coded the app in Visual Basic and doublely interpreted in Perl to require a dual core system for 10 users simultaneously. There is this little program called Ventrilo (with great speech quality) that most of us gamers are used to which handles 50 people at once easily on the client side. On a terrible computer.

Hell, last I checked my old 2ghz system could encode mp3's at high quality at 10 times realtime speed. What in the world are they running on Skype?


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