That only works out if you're going for a new build or intend to upgrade the motherboard as well. Anybody already on the AM2/2+ platform wishing only to upgrade their CPU can't do that and would have to make the decision between the X2 and X4 CPUs.intel ftw, spend a couple extra bucks and get an exponentially better product.
Do you think it will be worth buying straight-away, though? I've heard that it's meant to be spectacular, but I haven't actually read much information about it.I say Dual-Core, because very few games takes advantage of 4 cores. 4 Cores will outperform a dual-core anytime. I'd get a Quad core for Video encoding...which I am going to do so soon...but if you're building a new PC, wait for Nehalem to pop up.