I was just hit with this thoery while taking a shower sure in the future mobo's are going to be crazy sophisticated etc.....but what is the next logical step forward? than it hit me...now keep in mind this is all theory and speculation so but i thought easy dual core North bridges...now here me out....the north bridge controlls the card slots and relays the info to the proc it also runs the HDD's and sound the NB takes care of it all!!! i mean sure some mobos have a shouth bridge but that also talkes to the NB so the NB does infact handle all transmission. So in AMD boards correct me if im wrong have an FSB and this FSB is actuall nothing more than the core clock of the NB chip. So rasing your FSB is technically overclocking your NB. Now that much is known however.....imagine if it were the same with intel which it may be..their NB's can run in the GHZ range..thats pretty fast....thats also alot of bandwidth....now if you think about it...your OS runs off of your HDD which patches through the NB and is calculated and fed back by your proc....so the NB in effect does the same amount of processing the CPU does i KNOW thats a loose term as the NB doesnt actuall number crunch much...but that means the NB mayinfact be a pretty big bottleneck..and speaking of bandwidth bottlenecks i got an idea...if they made a dual core NB the bandwidth available would increase...and though bandwidth is mosty limited by bus etc bandwidth between the proc NB and ram would dramattically imporve in theory....and if they even did this with intel it would be the same concept of having a second dual core proc running at like 1600mhz...whith this added core other possabilities open up as well like graphics cards...they use pci-e 2.0 which is something like 24GB/s right? well imagine like 50+ if the bus is OC'd not very usefull but that means future cards have alot more room to breath which means if a dual core NB was implemented they may over time eventually change the way they design cards...what do you think?