"blows me away"4.5 starson by yongtw123
Pros: power efficient, faster than any cpu on the market, quiter, cooler, "cooler"...
Cons: really disturbs people who just bought or made their new comp with AMD-based hardware
Summary: Half a year after I assembled my computer, Intel Core 2 Duo comes up, and it really disturbs me that it is better than AMD Ahtlon 64 X2's in every aspect. I don't mean that Intel Core 2 Duo is bad, it will just push serious users into an upgrade frenzy. Hey, that's more bucks to spend, and don't forget to change the motherboard too. And again, gamers will have to choose sides, Intel vs. AMD, and ATI vs. Nvidia. Sometimes, we seem to be fooled around by these new changes.
Seeing Intel finally has something to compare face-to-face with AMD, I can only say that technology advances unbelievably fast.
When the time comes (Vista!), upgrading the CPU won't be a choice, but an obligation.