this is a question i was asked a few minutes ago on msn, a friend asked me "whats this talk about intel quad core not really being a true quad core cpu" i figuared i would post this to give us something else to talk about other then why the p4/pd design sucks. (or as a buddy on TUP said, why did intel put out the p4 after the p3) back on topic. quad core isnt really quad core when its what intel has done with their "quad core" chips, they arent really quad core, they are 2 core2duo chips ductaped togather, much like p-d isnt really dual core but 2 cores on one socket. it dosnt seem to hurt performance to much for c2q, but that dosnt mean its not a rushed hack job done to make sure they got "quad core" out first. at least thats how i see it, im sure others will strongly dissagree, and thats all good. ps. im glad intel finnly has chips worth talking about!!!!