quote: Possibly. In comparison to Core2 DUO, it seems like AMD now has it's own "PentiumD" - AMD64 X2 !
quote: Given that the K8L will not be available until at least Q1 2008, AMD's only logical response to Intel's upcoming Conroe is to lower prices and pursue its 4x4 (dual processor) initiative.
quote: Be carefull who you call stupid.
quote: But the third generation of strained silicon is expected to provide a 40 percent improvement in transistor performance, Deppe said.
quote: Funny Zombie, you dont sound like an AMD fan.
quote: K8L is slated for release in end of 2007/early 2008
quote: You remember wrong. Intel has already reached the 50% crossover point between 65nm and 90nm shipments. I'm afraid AMD will be swimming in Intel core2 chips by the end of the year. Tell that to pukin Hector Ruiz.
quote: It's a gonna be a BRUTAL 2Q for earnings for both companies.
quote: The thing is, these core cheaps are barely, barely going to make up 25% of intels shippments by years end (If I remimber correctly).
quote: While that is AFAIK market-speakly correct, I do believe 4x4 (which should be called 2x2 or 2x4 when quad cores are available) will accept lower-level cpus.
quote: We already know Conroe overclocks well, with ~430-something fsb on a good motherboard w/o mods. 3.5-3.8 avg on air and stock volts. :P