"Intel Core 2 Duo ROCKS"5.0 starson by neoslan
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.