I'm not sure how I can write a conclusion about all these changes after only having all this hardware up and running for less then 72 hours. But I'll give it a shot! We have a lot of new technologies being used on the new platforms, but overall performance is not reflective of all these changes. Actually it seems that the new Intel 560 processor (3.6GHz Prescott) picks up where the 3.4C Prescott left off on the Canterwood (i875P) platforms. While some people might consider a small increase in performance a dissapointment you are jumping to conclusions too quick. The Canterwood chipset was using technology that was at the end of its lifespan. By this I mean DDR1 memory was reaching the frequency limits of current IC's and the AGP technology was about as good as it could get. Now we have new technology that is starting from scratch! I've seen the projected life of DDR2 and 16xPCI-Express and if all goes as planned this technology will eventually become impressive. I guess we should thank Intel for paving the way with new technology and actually getting it to all work together. It's one thing to look at each idea on paper, but another ball game to put it all together and to work the bugs out.
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