wow.......theres just way too much speculation in here. People dismissing these benches like nothing as if those are the final set in stone product abilities.
God knows how many little issues there are that needs to be worked out in combination with the fact they didn't have the DDR2-800 like they said would really be needed.
It was a super early pre-production CPU, combine that with it being THG and I wouldn't even begin to make any sort of speculation.
On a side note however, I have not been following Intels plans at all, so I really can't comment on conroe or dothan or any of those other things I'll honestly tell ya, I know nothing about
I liked this line in the article:
Today, the Athlon 64 processor family is widely considered superior, which puts AMD into a role as leader rather than as a struggling competitor.
New mounting does suck though......I wouldn't be able to put my water block on there without rigging up something that'll fit in the 4 holes on the motherboard and then fit into the two holes on the block. Perhaps dangerden will start selling tops for approx $15 to remedy that though.
I don't plan on upgrading until around close to 2008 though. I'm sure AMD will have yet another socket out and maybe DDR3 support by then or something. All I know is one thing is for sure, I'm going dual core. These days I'm not gaming like I used to, so I'd rather get the multi cores going for the various programs I run