Actually, the x6800 is duo core still. I took into consideration that the 1366 is nearing its life upgrade cycle, but I really don't intend to upgrade cpus ever. Usually, it ends up just an upgrade of the whole computer. Noting that, would SB even supplant the i7s as the fastest processors? I saw Anandtech's preview but there wasn't enough meat on it for me to make a sound decsion.