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Certainly is interesting stuff, but yeah Server and Desktop processors are totally different that's why I made the point that Instanbul was a server processor when we were talking about Desktop processors. That Intel Server processor looks ace, 4 of those beasts in a server and your laughing ;D.I do wish AMD could make processors just as good as Intel's, but AMD's takeover of ATI in 2006 is what nearly killed AMD and put it behind Intel now because before that AMD was the one wiping the floor with Intel processors. AMD is just short of money simply, you've seen the Graphic Cards ATI were churning out lately which were ahead of Nvidia until the GTX 285 and GTX 295 (Think they are Nvidias latest cards) came out which sort of evened the playing field out or might have slightly turned it in Nvidias favour, which I can only assume is because AMD are directing some big funds towards it's processor division now to try and catch up with Intel a bit now ATI and Nvidia are similar.Others might not see it this way but it makes logical sense to me that this is what might be happening between the companies.As for older technology, I do remember the original Playstation still got it upstairs in my bedroom in fact, I also used to have the old Gameboy Colour (Should be American spelling of "Color" though, Japanese seem to use Americanised English) and an old Sega game console one Game I had was Sonic The Hedgehog (Yeeeaaaah!!!). So I have seen a good deal of development in technology and as I have grown older have read about it more in amazement, the first computer we had was that old comp I mentioned about in another thread on here (Windows 95 Comp, cost Â£1500), then we didn't get a new one until about 2003 (We went on AOL Dialup in 2003 as well when we got the comp with XP on, yeah 56kbps download) which had a 2.6GHz Celeron Processor and 512MB of RAM I think till my Dad put an extra 256MB of RAM in that cost around Â£600, then I got my first laptop a few years later about 2007 that had an Intel Celeron Processor at 1.6GHz and 1MB of L2 Cache and 512MB of RAM this cost around Â£300.So by my example there it shows the transition between Desktop to Laptops, it took 2-3 years just to get that similar Desktop compact to a Laptop size, my laptop now just wipes the floor with them ;D (Nothing compared to the big computer toy Dak has but it's more than enough for my light gaming and tinternet browsing).And I know of a similar saying to that about the Moon, simply put Mobile Phones of today are more powerful than the computers that got man to the, Mobile Phones from earlier in this decade (2000-2003 ish) are similar to the computer power on the mission to the Moon.