Originally posted by 003
The upcoming cores from intel will probably beat AMD this time.
Are you referring to the 65-nm P4s, or the PentiumM-based Conroe?
If you're talking about the 65-nm P4s, then no, the performance will stay the same. They will still be Netburst, and they will still run 3.2-2.6Ghz.
If you're refrering to the Conroe (and Merom and Woodcrest) then you MAY be right, but we don't have practically any info on the performance of those cores (and it doesn't look as if they'll beat AMD, judging from the rumors). But then again, anything can happen, and I'll be happy for Intel if they take back the crown.
Originally posted by P.P. Mguire
Until AMD ships the AM2.
Same thing here. If its the 65-nm P4s that he's talking about, then there will be nothing to beat, AMD will still be on top.
But if he's talking about the Conroe (and assuming that Conroe will beat the current Athlon 64 X2s) then no, AM2 will do nothing to help AMD overtake Conroe. You should know by now that the difference between Socket 939 and AM2 is practically nothing.
Note: The Merom (Mobile) and Conroe (Desktop) are going to be Dual-Core processors. The Woodcrest (Server) will be a Quad-Core processor. Intel has no plans for making any more Single-Core processors, after these 65-nm Pentium 4s live out their life.