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For the past couple of months, we’ve asked, hoped and dreamed for it, and today, AMD is launching it – the $354 Athlon 64 X2 3800+; the first somewhat affordable dual core CPU from AMD. If necessity is the mother of invention, then the birth of the Athlon 64 X2 3800+ should be no surprise to anyone. In one of their strongest CPU paper-launches ever, AMD put their best foot forward this past May and introduced the Athlon 64 X2 processor. While AMD was late to the desktop dual core game compared to Intel, the Athlon 64 X2 processor had absolutely no problem outperforming Intel’s Pentium D. But at the end of the day, despite AMD’s clear victory, our recommendations were quite complicated, thanks to one major flaw in AMD’s execution: price.


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