"Why is CNET Comparing This to an Intel Chip Not Yet Available"4.5 starson by mouseclick
Pros: It's the Fastest for $200 Less
Cons: The Fact That it's 7 Score is in Part to an Intel Chip Not Yet Available
Summary: CNET states: "Sounds like a good deal, but wait to see what Intel's next-gen Core 2 Duo chips have to offer when they debut later this year." How dumb. And then, when that chip comes out, they'll be saying... "wait until AMD's new chip comes out later this year..." CNET should know it never ends - one is always trying to outdo the other - and CNET shouldn't have given this a 7 in part because of some chip Intel is going to announce several months from now. In that case, why not rate it a 4 since if you wait until 2008 this chip will really look slow then. It's the fastest, right now - today, for $200 less than Intel's current fastest. That's where the comparison should have ended. When Intel's chip comes out, do us all a favor and compare it to what is real and what we can really buy at the time, not sometime later in 2007.