AMD Review sends word of their new review on the AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ processor which also includes a performance comparison with the AMD 64 FX55:
Should you buy the new dual core CPUs now? Well it depends on what you need to do with it. The Dual core CPUs Perform much better then the FX-55 on CPU intensive tasks, which would be things like DVD encoding, and Photoshop, however they perform about the same in games. However, dual core is the future, so as programs are written to fully take advantage of the second core you will see dual cores getting much better scores then single core CPUs.
AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual Core 4200+
Published in: CPUs & Chipsets on 2005-06-14