Ok, Uzi9mm, the pentium M beats the fx-55 at gaming. In other applications, where intel is usually strong, it is weak in. Also, an oced venice to 2.6 will beat a pentium M oced to 2.6 in MOST benchmarks. Obviously, the 2mb of cache the pentium M offers will help it with games. A 3000+ is 150 dollars. The pentium M is 400 dollars. Heck, even a 3100+ Sempron oced can compete with the fx-55. The pentium M is not all that, but I think Intel is defenetly going in the right direction, and if they can improve the pentium M's pitfalls, AMD will have a tough time. By the way, the Intel lineup of 6XX isn't that bad, and if you OC a 3.0 GHZ to a 3.8 GHZ, then it will be a well rounded processor, being good at most aps including games(cause of the cache!).