quote: If it turns out that they've been lying or cheating somehow with the Conroe preview chips, the backlash will come hard and fast
quote: If Intel gives somebody a preview chip to benchmark, and that chip performs very well, then that's proof that Intel has the capability to produce chips capable of such performance
quote: So say that some super-genius Intel engineer says "Hey guys! Here's something we can do to speed up the pre-production samples of Conroe!" And they put this improvement into the pre-production samples. What possible reason could they have for not carrying over the same improvement into the production versions?
quote: Processor cores are monolithic and created "all at once." You can't swap out the engine in a processor... nor the tires, nor the suspension, nor the exhaust. You can't even polish the intake manifold for an extra 3 horsepower