I was never waiting for a FrankenMac. I wrote many posts saying that if Apple started the 8-Core without Stoakley-Seaburg inside and a new round of 2007 graphics cards that you could count me out. So I don't know how much longer they think they can fool us, the informed buyer, with a FAKE 8-Core. Throwing a pair of Clovertowns into last year's model does not a REAL 8-Core mac pro make. OK. OK. It'll work better sure. But $5-7k for nothing new other than a pair of Clovertowns? I don't think so. My GUESS is that the real deal will require Leopard as well. And I'm GUESSING Apple got the jump on all the other vendors by making a deal with Intel to take all their first born 3GHz Clovertowns in exchange for an agreement to use them in the 2006 motherboard Pre-SS which I bet the other vendors don't want to do. This can't be the final 8-Core product more like a feeler for how big the 8-core market is going to be. Perhaps Apple placed a big order for the first SS motherboards as well. Who knows? I agree I was mistaken to tell all the 4 core buyers to wait. My bad. I apologize. Still waiting for the real deal. Hope it won't take all Summer. Care to hold hands together and sing Cum-Bi-Ya?