"AMD's QuadFX (a.k.a. 4x4) disappoints"
This time it's Jon Stokes at Ars Technica delivering the bad news.
Quote:Today, AMD officially launched their much-anticipated 4x4 enthusiast platform under the name QuadFX. The results of the rash of QuadFX reviews that just came out are uniformly disappointing; Intel's quad-core offering, the QX6800, outperforms AMD's much hotter, more power-hungry offering in almost every benchmark. Right now, QuadFX is a loser from a performance, power consumption, and bang/buck perspective, and there's pretty much no reason to even consider spending money on this boutique architecture right now.