It runs hotter
But here is a conclusion from Hard OCP
Intels new product line is not much more than boring. We are seeing no advantages to using their new 925X and 915G chipsets. We are seeing no advantages to currently using PCI-Express video cards. We are currently seeing no advantage to using DDR2 at 533MHz. Quite frankly, we are seeing no real advantages at all. Couple that with the fact that a 200MHz core speed bump really equates to nothing now days, and you have a launch that falls far short of exciting. If anything, the launch has really shown me how dominant AMD is on the gaming front.
Add to the fact that none of these products can be currently purchased, and you likely have one of the biggest paper launches we have seen in the past year. Of course, I am unsure if anyone is going to be rushing out to purchase it anyway.
With all of that said, there is still a very positive side to all of this. And while this comparison is not perfect, you have to look at this Intel launch being akin to AMDs 64-bit computing. AMD64 and Intels LGA775 and 915/925 chipsets offer much of nothing to any computer user right now. They do however put the building blocks in place for our industry to move forward to better things. The hardware has to be in place before the software. We all know that now, and that this not likely to change any time soon. The hardware enthusiasts future is going to be full of launches that show new technology with no real immediate benefit and incremental clock increases that are so mundane that it will be hard to herald them as increases at all.
There is some great technology in Intels new platforms; that greatness is just not going to be realized today.