Quote: Originally Posted by eduede
i've had a dual core and a core 2 duo (never had a quad core) but i just remember the dual core and and core 2 getting bogged down pretty easily once things started piling on (not a memory problem, there was plenty of that). so, while i agree with ppparks that intel will change its tack, for now, the stuff in the iLine is wonderful and if you've got the money for it, i'd go for it.
For me, I've got a Core 2 Duo E8400 that I use as a desktop at work and I have a Core 2 Quad Q9550 at home and for me...both of these boxes have been absolutely fantastic. I've got 8GB of RAM in both as I am a systems admin and run lots of virtual machines. For my needs, my Q9550 is perfect and it's only a year old. I have no reason whatsoever to upgrade yet to anything in the iLine....although I do agree that they are fantastic CPU's.