X-bit Labs previews the Intel Core 2 Duo platform:
Conroe processor that is due to come out very soon seems to be the most impatiently awaited newcomer of this year. Conroe will be the first desktop processor with new Core microarchitecture developed by Intel Israeli engineering team (the same team that designed the successful Pentium M processor). And at this time it seems to be a panacea against all issues that have emerged throughout the last 6 years. Now we can openly state that NetBurst microarchitecture that was first launched in the end of 2000 didn’t prove up to the expectations. The use of NetBurst architecture for desktop Intel processors resulted into decreasing popularity of the solutions, especially in the retail market. The processor users couldn’t put up with the fact that the growing performance of the Pentium 4 and Pentium D processors went side by side with rapidly increasing heat dissipation and power consumption.