Yea, I've been hearing that the Hyper-threading of the 3.6 will really benefit me. I often have MANY intensive programs open at the same time, and my OLD, dinky P4 1.8 and 256mb of memory can't even begin to think about running things in a stable matter. For instance, a second ago I had 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, and Director all open and running, with Media Player playing songs in the background. Switching between apps is glitchy and takes a long time, and switching between tracks in media player is begging the computer to freeze, or at the very least take FOREVER to comply. I can't wait to get my new system! I'm glad to hear that the 3.6 & 2gb of mem will do what I need and then some. I'm looking forward to getting some excellent gaming performance out of it too. I just ordered Far Cry and Doom 3
I have nothing against AMD, and I realize that 64-bit is the way of the future. But like I said, my discount and familiarity with the Pentiums outweighs 64-bits...32 of which have yet to be utilized by really any apps. When Intel releases their 64-bit chip (whenever that is
), I'll probably upgrade. With my discount the loss I take won't be too horrible. I would wait but I need a new computer NOW. I just can't be productive here on my home machine anymore.
Anyone else have anything to add?