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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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It's gotta be artificial
By aliasfox on 2/8/2006 9:32:06 PM , Rating: 2
Apple's had their own IM client out for a few years, called iChat, and it works on the AIM network. The recent versions do audio and video chat- and while I've never had 10 way conference calls before, I've done multi-way audio chats using the program on a PowerBook G4, and while it wasn't perfect, it worked.

If a relatively ancient Motorola G4 (1.5 GHz, 167 MHz FSB) can do multi-way audio chat, I don't see why an Athlon X2 couldn't manage it using Skype.




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