"As any supporter of a losing sports franchise knows, it ain't easy being a superfan. For the last two seasons, AMD loyalists have watched Intel's Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad embarrass the Athlon 64 and QuadFX off the field. Yet devotees have chanted the refrain of the truly faithful: Come next season, baby, watch out!
Well, it's next season and AMD's chance to prove that it's still a contender is finally here. This month, we bench, dissect, and ponder the hell out of AMD's new CPU to find out if the Phenom lives up to its name."