Pros this is a fast chip
Cons limited availability
Summary Apple currently uses core duo....i'm assuming this the old version of core 2 duo?
will Apple integrate this into their computers? i don't want to buy an expensive MAC, then have the new technology come out...thanks!!
Pros Cheaper and less power consumption
Cons Might be hard to get a hold of when it comes out tomorrow
Pros its fast, inexpensive
Cons AMD will have to play catchup
Summary Intel finally beats AMD in both performance and in cost, making the price performance ration better than AMD. One problem I had seen however, is that a lot people dont know whether Conroe is 64 bit. Intel should make this a bit more apparent that it is. Intel calls its 64 bit thing EM64T.
Other than that, I think this Conroe is the best I had seen from Intel for a while, I will definitely buy it.
As for AMD's answer to Conroe--the 4x4 thing, i think that isnt a really good answer, considering that its a 4 core processor compared to dual core Conroe. I mean, its pretty obvious that the performance of a 4 core processor would be better than a dual core (2) processor.
Pros Solid and potential for supremacy
Cons Uh, why would there be, its even got better power efficiency
Summary Can someone help out here (cuz im not the smartest tech guy out here for sure)? I dont seem to remember reading whether it was a 64bit processor. I am all for the efficiency standards changing for the consumer and, quite frankly, competition with processors is great for the consumer too. But I'm hanging on whether its a 64 or not. Shouldn't Vista be a processor selling/manufacturing point, or is the fact that since Vista hasn't come out of the Beta quicksand yet holding up whether or not a processor has to have "future technology" like a 64 bit processor?
Also, I get it that many folks want to live in the "now" when it comes to Windows XP, the preferences with an OS that they are familiar with against the unknowns of what Vista will be or is. But since Office 2007 is coming and Vista Aero is coming, shouldn't a 64 be Intel's benchmark point here, or is a 64 too hot and not as marketable? Thanks all
Pros FAST, power efficient, runs cool, dual cores
Cons Might or might not run on 945 series chipset based board, it's still not here!
Summary I'm grading this down ONE point just because I'm not quite sure my board will support this chip. I'm very very enthusiastic about this chip, and if I'm able to install it, I'll be extremely happy. I can't wait to see what this thing can do in my Area-51 3500. Granted, I originally was craving an Athlon 64 when I first bought my computer and Intel was actually a compromise, but now I'm glad I made it. If the benchmarks hold true for this thing, it won't cease to amaze me.
(Applause withheld until I actually get my hands on this thing)