While AMD still has bigger and better things in store
, those looking for some more instant gratification may want to consider the company's new Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition, which now occupies the top spot of its X2 line. At 3.2GHz, this one clocks in at 200MHz faster than the previous top-end 6000+ but, according to HotHardware, little else has changed. That means it's based on AMD's current 90nm DSl SOI technology, and boasts support for a single HyperTransport link at 2.0GHz, along with 2MB of L2 cache and a 125W TDP. If that's enough of a bump for you, you should soon be able to pick one of these up for $239 (in 1000-unit PIB quantities).