Sucks how after all this time (and the NDA supposedly lifting), this is all the info we have.
What does NDA mean?
I do little encoding and rendering, and even if Phenom II slightly trails C2Q in those applications it means little to me because I usually will set core affinity and let that run in the background, and continue on with my business... rather than sitting in front of my computer and ******* off at how fast my i7 performs an mp4 translation.
I use photoshop & FL studio. photoshop runs good on even a dual core but my FL studio is having problems most of the time.
My question is rather, if it would be any use to go with a phenom II as they are aimed towards 250€ while Q6600 is only 180 and delivers almost the same performance.
This is only one review tho, maybe it turns out better or turns out the same.
Phenom 2 is still a good ammount cheaper, especially in the EU where intell mobo's are priced over 250 and ram over 100.
It'll however become the question if there's any use for people who don't own a am2+ mobo yet to save up that money and go with that instead of just going with a 775 quad.
775 mobo's are priced about the same, some even cheaper but the phenom 2 turns out to be still priced somewhat high here in EU.
Then again, they might drop when they get released and the upcomming revieuws might give people more reason to go with this one instead of going intell.
But yeah, my current upgrade plans are now showing a big question mark that wont be answered untill more reviews appear.
The only real benefit i see from AMD now is that it has more ati support (as far as i heard)
For gaming both cpu's would do enough good..