Summary: I own several AMD and Intel processor based computer systems and they both have there pro's and con's. By far the AMD 4200+ processor has the price advantage over the Intel processor. Runs cool, can easily hit 2.8 GHz with a good overclocking motherboard and is priced right for a budget build or HTPC computer. Installed this processor in a GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H for a nice HTPC computer. Excellent value.
Pros: Inexpensive - Low operating Temp With Supplied Stock Cooler - Energy Efficient At 65Watts - Overclocks Well - G2 Stepping
Summary: I used this CPU for my new (budget) build. It's definetly not the latest/fastest processor on the market, but it gets the job done. I could clearly see the improvement from my old Athlon 3000 . I am finally able to watch blue-ray movies on my pc with no stuterring. Overall, it's a very nice CPU for the price. You won't be dissapointed.
Summary: This CPU is right at the sweet spot for price/performance ratio, and the price has even dropped since I bought mine 3 months ago. It's fast enough to handle most anything you can throw at it (for example Photoshop runs incredibly fast on the system I use this CPU in). Unless you're a gamer that plays the latest and greatest games the CPU's also powerful enough to last you for several years so it's a good choice for those who can't afford to upgrade every year or two.
Pros: Dual Core CPU. Fast enough that it'll last most people for several years. Excellent price, especially for the performance you get.
Summary: Cheaper than counterparts of Intel branded Core Duos. Also benefit from the low priced DDR2 memory. A good choice to build a budget dual-core system. Not too much space for over clocking, but still it works stably. Low energy consumption, works well with my old 250W power supply. Good performance, views HD video without hesitation.
Pros: relatively low price, stability, good performence
Summary: The AMD dual core processors seem to be a better value than the equivalent Intel CPUs. This is another good CPU available from AMD. It is fast, runs cool and is energy efficient. The included heatsink/fan is nothing special. If you are a overclocker, you probably want to use a better cooling solution. The CPU works great and I have no complaints.
Pros: Good Performance, Great Value, Energy Efficient