There is no doubt that AMD is feverishly working on their answer to Conroe. They are in the same boat Intel found themselves when AMD burst out. They have been relaxing on their current performance lead, and now they find themselves running behind.
2007 seems like a reasonable timeframe for them to answer back, the only thing that awaits to be seen is will it pass Conroe, or come up even? Will Conroe be a distant memory with 45NM quad core Intels being released opposite AMD's next CPU?
Who knows what the future holds, but one thing is for sure, we are the winners in this amazing competition of technology.
I'm not pulling my Y2K gear back out and hunkering down anticipating Conroe Shortages. Intel has been making too big a deal of the Conroe and the low prices to let a shortage hit. Shortages raise prices, and Intel has been beating the low cost aspect of Conroe too much to let it happen.
But again, who knows.
Originally Posted by pauldovi
Intel has enough FABs to put P4s in cereal boxes
If they start giving out Conroe's with frosty chocolate sugar bombs though, I'm buying extra boxes