With my Opteron overclocked as it is... upgrades aren't really required to core components until at least K8L comes out. So I guess I am turned off Intel yet again by my current level of performance and the future promise of K8L.
As noted elsewhere, Intel is JUST beginning to actually offer serious performance, and hasn't been in a position to do so since the Tualatin P-III.
Core Duo et al. is everything NetBurst SHOULD have been, but wasn't. At least I'll no longer feel totally guilty recommending people buy Dells for the warranty. I'll feel even better as the AMD offerings start rolling out.
Hmm... our company's preferred customer pricing + new Dell offerings + my need for an all-in-one server at home that isn't my desktop... hmmm.
I've got P-III 1.26GHz Tualatin Xeons that seem to nearly outperform 2.2-2.8GHz Northwood-based Xeons. Doesn't seem right, does it? But they damn near do for a variety of things that are fairly CPU-bound.
Maybe this means Intel will actually have some X87/FPU horsepower worth talking about after 6 years?
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