No longer can Intel claim to be the fastest. With the cancellation of the 4 Ghz P4, AMD has now taken it's rightful place ontop for most powerful processor with the FX55 and AMD64 4000+ . And now Intel's pushed back (like I said they would) their Dual core processors to the first quarter of 06. AMD's Going to kick some royal intel ass next year. *Does Happy Dance* http://www.techwarelabs.com/reviews/processors/amd4000_fx55/ One article among many benchmarking the new beasts.