Well, I found the review informative, but nothing out of the ordinary (the ordinary being the myriad other reviews around the net)... So far, I thought HardOCP's review was a bit better (why didn't you guys include some real world - with max playable settings and that stuff- gaming data? you usually do with video cards review IIRC) , perhaps because they draw different conclusions that those of other sites: * Yeah, Conroe is a beast for video encoding. * For most other uses of a PC, there's no real usage benefit of Conroe over a X2. For Real usage I mean that in a blind test, you'd likely not notice any difference among the X2 and Conroe powered systems. That includes gaming. * Power usage is a mixed bag. Conroe's max load PU is much better, but X2 idle usage trumps Conroe... My PC stays about 99% of time it's on idling, so X2 is a better alternative. OTOH, if you only turn your PC on to game, Conroes is a much better bet. All in all, the only real advantage Conroe has over X2 is price. For all I'm reading, if I had to upgrade my PC now, I'd get a Conroe, no doubt (although I'd wait to see what price drops AMD has on their sleeve). For those who already have high-end X2 CPUs (and are not heavy on video editing), there's really no need to panic and grab a Conroe...you'll see little or none real usage performance. I'm feeling that we have hit a wall in CPU power...the last and greatest from Intel (and make no mistake, I think it's a beast and I'm fighting the urge to change my X2 4200 for one of them) doesn't make your computing or gaming experience any different than the previous great one.