They have always proven to be really fast when it comes to performance, but above all that, they are pretty cheap. For ~120$ you can get AMD Phenom II X5 955 which can be compared to Intel's i5 750, which is ~230$.
Another feature of AMD Phenom II is that it's energy efficient, i.e. it saves energy and it protects the environment.
Here are the full specs:
|Processor Frequency:||X4 955: 3.2GHz|
|Core Multiplier:||X4 955: Unlocked|
|L1 Cache Sizes:||64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data cache per core (512KB total L1 per processor)|
|L2 Cache Sizes:||512KB of L2 data cache per core (2MB total L2 per processor)|
|L3 Cache Size:||6MB (shared)|
|Memory Controller Type:||Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller *|
|Memory Controller Speed:||Up to 2.0GHz with Dual Dynamic Power Management|
|Types of Memory Supported:||Support for unregistered DIMMs up to PC2 8500 (DDR2-1066MHz)|
|Theoretical Memory Bandwidth:||Up to 25.6GB/s|
|HyperTransport 3.0 Link:||One 16-bit|
|HyperTransport 3.0 Bandwidth:||Up to 14.4GB/s|
|Total Processor Bandwidth:||Up to 36GB/s total bandwidth|
|Packaging:||Socket AM3 938-pin organic micro pin grid array (micro-PGA)|
|Fab location:||Fab 36 wafer fabrication facilities in Dresden, Germany|
|Process Technology:||45-nanometer DSL SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology|
|Approximate Transistor count:||~ 758 million (45nm)|
|Approximate Die Size:||258 mm2 (45nm)|
|Max Ambient Case Temp:||71° Celsius|
|Nominal Voltage:||0.875 - 1.425 Volts|
|Max TDP:||125 Watt|
I so hope I'll get this, because I am stuck with an Intel Pentium 4 shitty processor.