It is the year with everything to play for on the dual core front. IDF saw Intel's impressive range of dual core products showcased, but AMD have had a head start. Who will triumph?
The race has thus begun for manufacturers to produce the industry standard for dual-core, and the payoffs in both performance and profits could be huge.

Both Intel and AMD Corp. are in a position to bring forth the next industry standard architecture. But for the first time in its history, Intel finds itself falling behind, with rival AMD standing an even chance - some say, better than even - to lay the cornerstone.
Read more over at Tom's Hardware.