New article concerning Nehalem. http://www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT040208182719 The chip sounds very impressive from the description. The core has been improved, and the platform itself is significantly more flexible and capable. The few limitations that kept Conroe on a slightly lower level than Barcelona (if it had clocked worth beans) are pretty much fixed to the same level or better now. I'm curious how the L3 and smaller (yet faster) L2 will affect things.