The Inquirer has posted this rather interesting article, where they speculate about the upcoming chip release at next week's Intel developer forum. The firm is due to announce a next generation x86 processor core. The author thinks it will be a radical change from all current Intel architectures: Pentium M, Itanium and the Pentium 4. He thinks the chip will be at least quad core and will use software to translate x86 code (why not also PPC code) on the fly into a simpler machine code, kind of like the Transmeta chips. Intel will succeed where Transmeta failed because they can use several cores and more cache to execute the code translation without delay. I didn't see any threads on this here on macrumors ... sorry if it has already been posted.