Originally Posted by alvino
They're trying to base it on the Pentium M's architecture, which would be low power, while giving good performance. I think the successor to the Prescott core is the Conroe core, codenamed "Allendale" and it'll be manufactured with the 65nm process and support the EM64T instruction set.
in my experince the prescotts run hot. Hopefully intel will address that in their new conroe core. Plust the fact that most intel 64 bit cpu's thar are even decent are pretty expensive, (and those are 90nm), so i'm guessing the "Allendale" will be out of the price range for most consumers. I don't like it when companies (Intel seems to do it more then AMD) make these high end chips. I see the need for all companies to innovate with new things like intels 65 nm 64 bit "allendale" processor, but the pricetag on things like these makes me wonder how many people can actually afford them? And if sometimes companies would be better off if they took value into consideration, not just making the most super-1337 processor that they can.
however, in contrast to what i just said about top of the line expensive processors, i am looking forward to the release of intels kentsfield xe, but thats proably a lil whiles off.
And if intel suceeds in creating a more efficent processor then the pentium m, i think amd is going to have a real problem even trying to compete
wth intel in the moblie market.