Hmm… it’s been a few months but ever since Intel released its plans for this year to release a new breed of CPUs, under codename of Conroe, the markets and the enthusiasts have been just talking up a storm!
Just ask any fanboys of either AMD or Intel camps and it’s been the talk of the town! Based on 65-nm technology, with built-in dual core and sharing 4 MB(!!) of cache, it sure sounds like a [Athlon64] killer! At this past CES, it beat an OC’ed Athlon FX running at 2.8 GHz (while Intel’s Conroe was running at modest 2.7 GHz!)…
The excitement is there as a fellow enthusiast. Intel sure seems to want to make itself a definite king of the CPUs this year as it also released ULTRA cheap ($133) dual core Intel D 805! If you didn’t know, the next cheapest dual core comes from AMD X2 3800+ at close to $300! That’s a huge price gap! The downside is that it is a huge heat furnace! But we are talking $133 here! *GASP*
While AMD plans on releasing a new (just updated verion of Socket 939) AM2 socket, no real enthusiast is… well, enthusiastic! 😛 Just basically adding DDR2 memory support doesn’t buy anything for us, the fanatics of computer hardwares. Could AMD be really toppled over?
It all depends on two things: 1. What will the pricing be on these Conroes?! Will they be more than $1000?!! Hopefully for Intel’s sake, not. 2. What does AMD have behind their sleeves? If anything, this should just heat up the competition and fuel the race. Go AMD! 😛