The gossip on hexa-core processors just keeps survacing the web the past few weeks. Time to recap ! Both AMD and Intel are expected to release their first 6-core desktop CPUs before the end of Q2 this year.
According to DigiTimes, Intel will be going first, with their 32-nm Core i7-980X "Gulftown" CPU shipping at the end of March. DigiTimes says AMD will roll out 3 six-core "Thuban" CPUs, the Phenom II X6 1075T, 1055T and 1035T, with a quad-core Phenom II X4 960T CPU also coming out at the same time as the Thuban processors. It's believed AMD will launch the CPUs in May. Before Thuban launches though, AMD will introduce their first 8-series chipsets, with the 890FX and 890GX chipsets expected to debut in April.