Editors Liked

  • Fast
  • Cheap compared to Intel
  • Has overclocking potential
  • Backward compatibility
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Phenom II easily beats out Phenom X4 and gives midrange Core 2 Quads a good fight

Editors Didn't Like

  • Flashing the BIOS is not for everyone
  • Not worth switching platforms if you currently have LGA 775
  • Doesn't overclock quite as high as the average Intel quad under 24/7 normal condition cooling
  • Performance doesn't consistently match Yorkfield
  • Power-hungry