Intel has edged closer to 45nm, and is reporting a rousing success in their designs, claiming they have certain types of test processors functioning already. While still quite a way down the road, this gives them another considerable leg up over AMD since the release of the Core architecture CPUs. AMD claims they have solved leakage problems that still plague Intel, though that all remains to be seen. A move to 45nm would mean yet more power reductions, something everyone can appreciate.