As the NDA is now expired, the net is full of reviews for AMD's new flagship Athlon 64 FX-60 processor. Despite a minor drop in overall core frequency, it is exciting to finally see a dual-core enthusiast part from AMD. Follow the links below to see how AMD's latest and greatest processor fares throughout the usual assortment of benchmarks. In addition, be sure to see what Dave thought of the FX-60 in Hot Hardware's own review of this flagship CPU.
AMD's latest "FX" enthusiast class dual-core CPU, the Athlon 64 FX-60, is sure to be a hit for those looking for the utmost performance with little compromise and not much regard for the budget. With a Processors In A Box (P.I.B) MSRP of a mighty steep $1031, you'll have to get serious clearance from the wife or significant other, if you want to slide this upgrade past and keep the peace. While there are clearly better total cost values in the market (take the Athlon 64 4400+ for example at half the price), those who must have the best all around computing experience in virtually all desktop applications, while not sacrificing gaming performance, will love this new high-end CPU from AMD. Not to mention, this new speed bin continues to show great promise for overclocking, where 2.8GHz should be a walk in the park for most and 3GHz a reasonable goal with a capable cooling solution.