It is widely hypothesized that sometime in 2004, Intel's cisc based Pentium line will become so hot that increases in speed are all but impossible. To combat this Intel is developing consumer versions of their risc based server processors, dubbed itanium. The latest specs I can find on the CONSUMER version put the itanium at about 800 Mhz with serious overclocking. However, heat still seems to be an issue because of intel's under-use of the GPU. Do you guys out there believe that Intel can still be a player in the chip game if they hit this wall? After all, their market share is based on the Mhz myth, which would dissapear with the demise of the cisc chip. FYI- Apple switched to risc chips in 1994, so mac has an 8 year headstart on Intel!