Re: AMD compared to Intel
The direct competitors for the C2D range is the Athlon 64 X2 series. Phenom is the name of AMD's brand new range of CPUs which use their new Architecture and Hypertransport standard(AMD's equivalent of Intels FSB speed) and will come in in quad, dual and triple core form. The current competitor for the Q6600 is the Phenom Quad core 9600. The P4 is pretty old, wouldn't it be better to compare the Celerons with the Semprons (both low-end, single core, budget CPUs that do their job)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.