We've shown the Athlon 64 to have extremely solid single threaded performance. With the exception of our encoding tests, the Athlon 64 really can't be beat when it comes to running a single application.
The tables are turned as soon as multitasking is introduced, where you can't beat the fact that the Pentium D is able to fulfill the needs of more applications running in the background.
The new Pentium D, even at 2.8GHz, totally cleans up at multitasking, which is good news for anyone who wants to play a game while burning a DVD or encoding a video.
AMD still rules at single threaded processes, but it just can't keep up with the Intel once you introduce a multiprogram enviroment.
Also, the article leads one to believe the Pentium D will be much cheaper than the Toledo.