I kinda don't agree with the "stike back" thingy comment of the article, but that's beside the point I guess. Anyway, things are getting more exciting as more and more information are being shared and revealed about the new productcs from ChipZilla.
According to the article, Chipzilla's new product offerings will have a 20% performance advantage over rival products. Some other details pertaining to the micro architecture says that there will be 14pipelines, uses 4MB of shared cache memory, issue four(4) instructions per clock compared to previous that issues three(3), and still maintain flexibility about memory since there will still be no integrated memory controller. Yummy, now I only wish my Merom and Conroe samples are here already, 2months of waiting seemed like an eternity.
"Intel expects its forthcoming Conroe and Merom chips to deliver a performance advantage of at least 20 percent over chips from Advanced Micro Devices that are slated to be released at the same time, an Intel executive said Friday."