Originally Posted by trt740
still a giant improvement over prior AMD chips and as AMD tries to so often its backwards compatible and who knows how it will do with DDr3 maybe it will benefit more than core2 duos and be nearer the new lintel chips
I doubt it. DDR3 won't make that much difference probably, but a very improved chipset may. I don't know, the more I look at this the worse it seems, there's too many tests where this doesn't even match up w/ the q6600 and is actually further behind it than ahead of Agena. It only seems to truly be competitive in a handful of benches, most notably the games at high res (where its more gpu dependent, and the differences are small anyway). Also the power consumption is near that of the i7. It really does look like they just jacked up the energy of the phenom to give it higher clocks and slightly better speed. Considering all that and the hype they received and a $200+ price tag, amd loyalty seems to be the only real reason to get pII (or maybe better mb costs). Maybe they'll have a trick w/ AM3 though.....