According to my reading so far, quad-core cpus are likely to be available from Intel either this quarter or next, and Vista is likely to come out in the first quarter of 2007.
Are there motherboards out there already designed with both quad-core and Vista in mind?
I am about to begin a build, but wonder whether going with a Core 2 Duo processor and compatible board (eyes are on the Asus P5B Deluxe) now will leave me with upgrade issues next year? Is it best to wait and see how the market plays out?
Good question - and I have no idea as to the answer. Better do some more reading!
I know that Core 2 Duo processors will be just fine for the foreseeable future in terms of performance, but I'm a bit worried that there may be a race to the finish between Intel and AMD with quad-core technology, and that dual-core may end up only being a stop-gap measure. I don't want my build to be caught in this limbo situation!