Originally Posted by Trickdaddy
Well, even if the X2 is, later, determined to have significant issues...wouldn't a DTR with an operable FX-57 be as viable an option as the afformentioned dual-core solution until the bugs are ferreted out; especially considering the how close the two procs perform in similar benchmarks?
a 2x and a 57 are completely different processors . One is a multitasking cpu the other is a gamming cpu . a 2x can run multiple programs at the same time with no problem. Wile a 57 will show signs of weakness just running a virus scan in the background and playing a game at the same time.
One does not replace a dual core with a single core. However you can replace a 57 with a 55. They are the same.