In the near future, Intel will have Core i5 and Core 2 in the mid range. Therefore it looks like they will phase out the pentium dual core series.
This gives an interesting picture. The Ahtlon II and Phenom II have shown, that they can compete with the Core2 with a narrower clock speed gap (100 MHz to 200Mhz) as compared to earlier Athlons (600MHz to 800Mz) and Phenoms (400MHz).
This means that when the i5 is launched, AMD will again have no competition in the upper and mid range, just like now.
I'm a big fan of AMD especially after using an Intel rig, and love their steady approach, but their CPU business does need a boost- they need upper range CPUs and also new mobile CPUs.
How things will pan out may be interesting, but AMD needs to speed up its CPU designing.
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