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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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RE: Misinterpretation
By Griswold on 2/9/2006 6:06:55 AM , Rating: 2
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2 months ago Intel released SMP patches for Call Of Duty 2 and Quake


Intel did not release anything. It was the makers of these games who release them (beta) patches 2 months ago. Intel only worked closely with them - have to give them credit for that. No idea why AMD doesnt do stuff like that. However, game producers wont be dumb enough to exclude the AMD user base with pathetic limitations like that. They would hurt themselves too much.


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