The Intel hexacore is way too expensive! Some $900 still ATM.
Ya to what Graham said. You need BIOS 1504 to run the X4 in that board. Gotta love AMD for keeping to one socket with that whole range of CPU's unlike Intel, who seem to put out 3 CPU's for each socket, even though I'm obviously an Intel man, for now.
Equivalent Intel to an AMD X6 is perhaps an i5 in performance, best is a medium firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz performance when the x6 is overclocked until it's bleeding! It's all in the Intel hyper threading tech, it's like I have 8 cores but only 4 physical ones exist.
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