We were puzzled with Intel's announcement and even the Executive VP Pat Gelsinger confirmed that the Nehalem 8 core is a native design.
Fudzilla dug deeper into the story and learned that Intel can do native any variation of dual, quad or octo processor with its with Nehalem design.
It should not affect the yields either and native eight core has a real good chance against AMD's upcoming Shanghai. Shanghai is made of two quad cores on a single chip in 45 nanometre and it comes later in 2008.
Intel already did the first testing with this possible eight core design and as it has the best tools in the world it has a chance to do it. I guess Intel is really upset and wants to dominate the market and it doesn't leave much chance for AMD's real recovery.