Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p
Get an AMD AM2+ mobo and a 3600... Then you can make everyone jealous of your new Barcelona when it comes out.
Seriously? Are you high?
I would rather have a Pentium-D over a Barcelona; I hate AMD. They piss me off so much. First they buy ATi, then they lose loyal AMD and ATi customers now they want to win back the markets with "good" products. AMD says Barcelona is 50% faster than Kentsfield, even if that is true it's great; guess what? Yorkfield is coming out soon just like Intel's V8 setup. Anyone who has money has already bought a Kentsfield, is waiting for the price drop, or is waiting for Yorkfield.
Originally Posted by Engadget
Whereas the Kentsfield rocks two separate L2 caches, shared separately by each pair of processors, the Yorkfield sports just a single L2 cache shared directly by each pair of chips, enabling more streamlined quad-core operation with less front side bus bandwidth. Manufactured on 45nm process technology, next year's quad-core CPU will be paired with the impending Bearlake chipset family (which will support a 1333MHz FSB and a PCI Express 2.0 interface), and will target that oh-so-lucrative "high-end gaming" market when it drops.