I'm considering my options for upgrading and I'm not ready to settle on $700 for a Core i7 platform just yet. Here are my questions: a) Is Phenom II expected to be equivilent or superior to Core i7? b) Are Core i7 prices expected to come down significantly at Phenom II's launch? c) When is NVIDIA planning to release a Core i7 compatible chipset? d) When is Intel planning to release mainstream chipsets for Core i7? e) When are non-9## series Core i7 processors expected? f) Will Phenom II work in already released AM2+ motherboards? g) Is Phenom II expected to be DDR3-only like the Core i7? h) Core i7 is Hyper-Threaded while Phenom II is not; how much will that hurt Phenom II's multithreaded performance (eight threads compared to four)? i) Is Phenom II tri-channel or dual-channel memory? I'm trying to establish what is the best to buy and when is the best time to buy it. I'm not looking any farther than Q1 2009.