I have decided not to go for an AMD X2 CPU after all.."Why?" because by the time The current X2 CPUs are being utilised properly in games they will be obselete. Everyone will be going on about the AMD 512 X10 9800 Helsinki with 10mb cache (extreme example to make a point). And as soon as duel core CPUs have become mainstream I shall buy one
I have made this decision based on various review I have read and the following facts:
1. I have never done video editting.
2. I never really run more than one app at once. (apart from virus update etc...)
3. By the time games do actually run for duel cores much better ones will be out.
4. I don't want to spend £1290 on a new PC and end up with a CPU that cannot unleash it's whole power...And play games for around a year at the same rate than Cpus that cost about half the price.
AMD 64 X2s are great, but they are not for everyone. game developers will not move over to duel core only games in the near future due to the fact they want to sell as many games as possible, thus will create games for the mass market.
P.S If the worst comes to the worst I will get the best AMD X2 CPU for Christmas