I have been wanting to ask this for a while, but never got around to posting it ^-^. The X2 has IBM (PPC) Xenon CPU with 3 cores which consist of 165 million transistors. It operates at 3.2 GHz. Now, compare this with the Intels E8200, which has around 400 million transistors and operates around 2.6 GHz. We all know higher clock frequencies dont mean faster performance; because all we are doing is shoving more electrons into a semi-conductor. Thats why multi-core was developed. But, what about higher transistor count? Wouldnt this mean more operations per clock? So effectively, are the new E8XXX dual-core series more powerful than the X2s tri-core Xenon?