Tech.co.uk - Jeremy Laird, 24 Dec 2007:
The PC industry is betting big time on a future built on multi-core PC processors. AMD recently launched its own affordable quad-core chip, Phenom.
Intel is already cranking out second generation 45nm quad-core CPUs. But do multi-core CPUs deliver real-world performance benefits? Or are they merely the latest marketing ruse, a respin of the age old MHz myth that crashed and burned with Intel's Pentium 4 processor?
Part 1 includes nine arguments in favour of multi-core.