[COLOR=royalblue]"The Athlon FX will be based on the Thorton core, essentially a version of the top-end Athlon XP's Barton core with half the cache: 256KB instead of 512KB. Said sources claim AMD is already pumping the chips out, at 2000+ to 2600+ performance ratings. That's interesting, since the recently leaked AMD press schedule, which pinpointed upcoming Athlon 64 and faster Opteron chip launches appear not to have mentioned the FX."[/COLOR]
What I imagine is coming is a time where budget machines will be fitted with cheap 32-bit processors, whereas its 64-bit chips that will provide the horsepower for servers and power user's machines.