InsideHW writes: "AMD decided to surprise us this summer with new generation of dual core CPU. Goal is, obviously, to take key positions in mainstream segment and to pull the rug out from under Intel's feet. One thing is for sure: K10 cores are starting to dominate in every segment of AMD product lineup. This is very good news for all users that own an AMD Socket AM2 motherboards because new CPUs present themselves as easy and cheap upgrade solution compared to older Brisbane and Windsor models. It is obvious that there is a lot of hidden potentials in new AMD 45nm manufacturing process."