Originally Posted by PackBjammin
I don't want to dampen the excitement, but...
How much value does this CPU have without the memory addressing the new mobo chipsets will provide. I mean, you are still capped at 2 Gb RAM, and there aren't significant performance increases.
It looks like we have half of an upgrade here.
I think most of the excitement here, is that you can run 64-bit apps. The future will bring 64-bit, and most want to be prepaired for the future. Because not everyone can chuck out 3K every year on a new computer.
I dont think more then 2GB of RAM here is the main concern, I know its not for me. I will be getting 2GB when I order a 9860, and thats more then enough RAM for what I do.