the only thing they need to correct with the Yonah is the limited support issue with the Dothan
Huh? Please explain. Are you talking about the different socket chipset requirements of Yohan? If, so, I don't see that as something that will change.
I also remember hearing plans back almost a year ago of Intel joining the Hypertransport family and implementing it into their cores...I haven't really heard much about this but once they get that going for them they'll be right back up there
The last I read, that is planned for 2007.
Just to clarify the new chips:
Yohan just came out and is a dual core mobile CPU clocked at the top end of just over 2Ghz. Clock for clock, these chips have benched just about on par with the AMD X2 chips, even with the crippled FSB on the mobile platform.
Second half of 2006 will bring Memron, which I believe just adds 64-bit support to Yohan and will be available at higher freq., and Conroe, the new Desktop chip.
Conroe will clock at the high end around 3Ghz, which just as an idea, should probably have clock cycles similar to AMD, although Conroe will have slightly longer pipes than Yohan, its still a fraction of current P4's.
Then, hopefully, sometime in 2007, we will see on-die memory controllers added to this line of chips.
Overall, this new line is looking really good for Intel and it should definitely add some competition to the gaming CPU market.