After announcing the release of the new core 2 duo conroe for desktops and merriem for laptops intel has said that they are going to release a quad-core processor by the end of this year. So if you were waiting around to buy a core 2 duo or an amd 64 X-2 than you will be waisting your money. This is becuase by the time youve had your new processor for a couple of months it will be completley obsolete.
So far the reviews about the core 2 duo have shown nothing but the best. I have heard that there wasnt that much difference in gaming performance but they didnt say what kind of graphics cards they were testing it with. This is a pretty rediculous time in processor development I cant imagine how well the quad-core is gonna do on the benchmarks.
Now im not so sure I would be able to afford either of these cards but im guessing the good news for me is that the pentium D will be come cheaper which is powerful enough for most of my computer needs. I would like to get a quad-core but im not exactly rolling in the money for it. SO LOOK AT MY BLOG AND GIVE ME THAT PRIZE. Just kidding but it doesnt hurt to try. So basically if you still have a pentium 4 and have been waiting to be able to afford something better this will probably be your chance I would wait a couple months into the core 2 duo release if you want a pentium D and then I would do the same if you want the core 2 just wait until the quad core is out and then as usual prices will drop as new products come out. Plus if your gonna buy a computer from a company like Dell they will probably be stocking their machines with the newest intel products. Although they did sign a deal to start selling AMD processors as a choice in their systems.