Intel releases new chip. 2MB of L3 cache... and the Athlon64 still stomps it fairly effectively in most areas. I'm impressed with AMD now...
Perhaps it's a stopgap solution until the 'Prescott' core is readied; maybe Intel will continue manufacturing Extreme Edition processors. Nobody really knows. However, the fact remains that Intel recognizes a market for high-end processors targeted at power users. AMD's Athlon 64 FX-51 is the pioneer in this market (AMD did unlock its flagship processors for easy access to overclocking controls, after all); however, Intel's willingness to compete on the same battlefield promises to ignite a rivalry of epic proportions.