For a few months already, we had dual-core CPUs. Try forecasting the next marketing step for Intel and AMD. Any idea? Right! They are rushing to prepare CPUs hosting four cores in the same package (usually dubbed QuadCore). AMD goes to a solution on its socket F: Three versions clocked at 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz and 3.0GHz. Intel promissed (not exactly, but not too far from it) its QuadCore Core 2 Extreme before the end of the year.
In both cases, we will start to see prices exactly adjusted to push your eyes out of your orbits and to pull the banknotes out of your wallet.