i did a quick search for some benchmarks but couldn't find any (i'll dig around some more later). i could imagine that its a great performer for the HTPC space since it some how manages to keep the 45W TDP at 2.6GHZ.
Cool you can get me one for Christmas.
I will probably hang onto my X2 6000+ for at least another year. All I might need is another video card, but I doubt it.