"The introduction of these two parts, and their significantly
lowered TDP, shows that AMD is still actively addressing the very
significant dual core market. While the Phenom II X2 is the undeniable
powerhouse in this release, the Athlon II X2 is a significant entry for
AMD. At 65 watts it competes well against the Core 2 Duo E5x00, E6x00, and
E7x00 series of parts from Intel, and its performance is right in line with
the competition. At $87 it is also quite a bit cheaper than its
performance counterparts from Intel."