Hmm... Looks like they are running into the limits of transistor based CPU's sooner than expected. I thought intel would at least make it to 6GHZ. Oh, and doesn't that dual core CPU they mentioned intel was working on sound a lot like sony's cell chip, only less advanced?
amd has released the new a64 4000+ and fx-55 4000+ recently frm intel's scrapping of their 4 ghz prescott. this was printed in my local newspaper and also said that intel will release a 3.8 ghz prescott sometime in the beginning of next year.