They are in the hands of at least one INQ friendly box slinger now, so it is only a short period of time before they are in the hands of users.
You give up about 200MHz over a single core, but that small a loss is well worth the added second core.
If AMD follows form, it will be make a slight power increase over the single core, 110w vs 95, and the dual 2.6's will be out early next year in non-FX guise at a 95W power level.
Either way, this will be the gamer chip of choice for some time to come. µ
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