quote: And most games are not multithreaded either, which in my mind is the only use for 4 cores for the average consumer.
quote: It should be interesting at that point to see performance compared to Phenom X4. If AMD is able to launch the Phenom X4 at 3GHz speeds, then 45nm or no 45nm, it will come down to price vs. performance. AMD will only be around six months behind Intel when it comes to 45nm as well, so if AMD can ramp the speeds of their process improvements quickly, 2008 should be a VERY interesting year.
quote: They say second half of 2008, which can be anything from June to December.
quote: The Intel Q9550, Q9450 and Q9300 will be the first of the mainstream Yorkfield offerings. At $266, the 45nm 2.50 GHz Q9300 replaces the 65nm 2.6 GHz Q6600.
quote: E8500 3.16 GHz 120W 6MB $266