Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Seagate Releases First 2TB M.2 Enterprise SSD
Western Digital Announces First 64 Layer 3D NAND Technology
BlackBerry Unveils The DTEK50 Android Smartphone
Updated Google Maps Highlight Areas of Interest
Crucial Expands The MX300 SSD Line
Amazon To Start Testing Drone Deliveries In The UK Skies
Ritek To Start Bio-testing Optical Discs
Kingston UV400 SSD Released
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > PC Parts > Skype's...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, February 09, 2006
Skype's Latest Version Exclusive to Intel


Skype and Intel announced on Wednesday that the latest version of Skype that can host up to 10 users on a conference call, requires Intel's dual-core processor.

"Skype 2.0 software will allow 10-way conference calls only if it detects code specific to Intel's chips when the PC boots", said Rob Crooke, vice president of Intel's Business Client Group Only Intel's Core Duo and Pentium D processors will allow the 10-way calling feature despite the fact both Intel and AMD released dual-core processors in May.

This latest collaboration is part of Intel and Skype's partnership announced at the Fall Intel Developer Forum last August.

The limit of Skype's latest version, released last month (see Skype 2.0), will remain at five callers for PCs using single-core chips and Advanced Micro Devices' dual-core Athlon 64 chip.

Skype's Interent-calling software allows PC users to make free voice calls to other Skype users over the Internet and to call cell phones and landlines for a fee.

The 10-way calling feature will be exclusive to Intel's chips for a limited time, according to Henry Gomez, Skype's North American GM. "Skype is not releasing the time frame for the expiration of the exclusive agreement", he said.

He declined to comment on whether the company tested Intel's dual-core chips against AMD's dual-core chips, but said Skype was very satisfied with the performance of the Intel chips.

AMD did not comment the story yet when contacted by the CDRinfo news team.


Previous
Next
EU Satisfied With Philips'New CD-R Licensing Program        All News        Dell Testing Preinstalled Google Software Package
VIA Releases VIA P4M890 PCI Express Desktop IGP Chipset     PC Parts News      IBM's Power6 Processors to Hit 5.6GHz

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
AMD Radeon Pro Solid State Graphics Combines Polaris GPU With SSD Flash Memory
Intel Kaby Lake Processors Coming Soon
Slow PC Market Keeps Hurting Intel
Skype To End Support For Older Android, Windows Phone Builds
Project Malmo, Which Lets Researchers Use Minecraft for AI research, Makes Public Debut
Latest AMD Radeon Software Fixes PCI-e Power Draw Issues
Microsoft Introduces Free Skype Meetings
BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye Team Up to Bring Autonomous Driving to Streets by 2021
AMD Launches the VR-ready Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card
Nvidia To Position The GTX 1060 Against New Radeon RX 480
Intel Could Sell Cyber-Security Unit
Intel Tries To Reverse $1.2 Billion Antitrust Fine at Top EU Court

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .