"Intel Corporation is set to deliver the Intel Core 2 Duo, a CPU
that is expected to overtake AMD's long-standing performance lead.
For months now there have been speculations and early reports on
how this new Core architecture could fare in this competitive
processing world, but today Intel is finally delivering on their
promise with its official announcement of the Core 2 Duo (Conroe).
Intel's Core 2 Duo is designed to deliver breathtaking performance,
and it hopes to go home with the computing crown. We will not be
delivering performance numbers in this piece; the article is simply
intended as a short hardware primer to meet the midnight launch. We
will be delivering our Linux Intel Core 2 Duo results shortly
"By now Conroe should be no mystery to any of you, considering
the amount of discussion that the CPU core's codename has caused
over the past months (and years for that matter)..."