Tech Report has gotten a pair of the new 65nm processors, a 4800+ and 5000+, and put them through the paces on performance and power consumption.  Can these new cores help AMD get back in competition with Intel?
That said, AMD could make one considerable stride toward countering Intel’s quad-core chips and salvaging its poorly received Quad FX platform by replacing the Athlon 64 FX-70-series processors—and their scorching 125W TDP ratings—with chips made on this 65nm process. A pair of FX-74 CPUs, each with a 65W TDP, would be the perfect answer to Intel’s Core 2 Extreme QX6700 and its 130W TDP. Pair ’em up with a decent, affordable motherboard, and Quad FX might start grabbing some attention—for the right reasons. Note to AMD: You need to do this. Stat.