Ok I'm reading this and thinking about the last 2 years of Intel. First it was Prescott, which would sweep the day and give us 64bit. It at least gave us 64bit, just a year overdue, at least. Oh and then of course none of those early chips gave us that 64bitness.
So then there was 2mb cache and that would speed things up. I don't think we have to look at more than a dozen benchmarks to see, yes it did speed things up but all it did was turn the pathetic performance to, well, less pathetic.
Meanwhile nearly every upgrade path on the chipset side has been broken, despite repeated assurances that Intel was doing all it could to ensure "long term value" to the customer.
Heat is through the roof. Then you brought it down to scorching, and called it an improvement.
Dual core P4's are so clock slow (gotta watch that heat and power factor right, don't we?) that they just barely manage to defend their existence on multithreaded testing.
Yonah is late, and might be late again! It was supposed to be here beginning of Q4, way back when and that won't happen, in fact it could be another 8 months before we see any real available chips. And by then it won't be 64 bit, and we'll be promised another 6 months for 64bit which will really be 12 months. Meanwhile MS will happily be demonstrating some genuine improvements from 64bitness and no one will want Yonah unless they have no choice.
And you think 65nm P4 dual cores in the mobile arena are going to save the day? If the speeds go high enough to make them compete they will burn themselves up. The power consumption is never going to be resolved with the current design, not ever. And you want me to believe you are going to put that into a laptop?
At this same time, AMD x2's will be approaching power consumptions along the lines of the Yonah (at its higher clockspeeds).
I do apologize insofar as I'm positive that some things about Intel designs are really nice, and top notch. But please don't try to sell people here on the idea that a dual core P4 anything is worth more than BS in a laptop design. And Yonah is going to be late and 64 dollars short if you take my meaning. And I'm not believing any Intel "don't worry the next product will be great" stuff after 2 years of utter BS on their part.