Originally Posted by mayorredbeard
isnt amd's answer to conroe am2?
in that case if the benchmarks and numbers predicted by intel are true then it should blow amd away. Unless amd has something else that I havent heard of.
Not really. AM2 was just to provide transition ground to DDR2 for AMD. The current Windsor cores are normal K8 cores but with improved memory controllers to work with DDR2. If you're really loyal to AMD, just wait for them to come out with a new core architecture. K9? K10? Who knows...
Anyways, for those of you who don't know, Intel is phasing out Netburst based processors in 2007, meaning all those Prescott, Presler, & Smithfield cored Pentiums will be replaced by their new Core Microarchitecture processors instead.
Oh, and Intel has postponed the official release date for Core 2 Duo to July 27, 2006. It was previously July 23, 2006.