"Still, if you’re looking for a true budget dual-core solution, Intel’s Pentium-D reaches price points the X2 cannot touch at this time. Rumors have abounded that AMD will release a lower clocked X2 model to address these needs, but we have not seen any concrete evidence of such a processor yet.
Sorry Intel, you’ve been beat once again. "
Aren't those kind of contradictions? "The Pentium D may be slower, but it's significantly cheaper. Obviously, the Intel chip sucks."
A Mercedes CLK-GTR is faster and wayyyy more expensive than a Toyota Camry. Sorry Toyota, you're losing.
Intel knows their chips don't compete performance wise and has priced them as such. Is anyone else kind of tired of this display?
I dont see the price/performance advantage to an Intel setup. Either you are going to drop a bunch of doe for radical cooling, extra aircond, and hydro, or you will have to buy a new mobo every 3 weeks.
Having said that, if Intel holds the price line when they go 65 nanos, and FD SOI, they will have a winner.
I'm also going to toss in my standard bitch. If they had used a northwood type core, on 90 nanos, we would probably be cheering them now.