Don't Trust The Benchmarks...

While waiting for Renoise 1.5 why not read this intresting article?…thlonXP2600.htm

the problem is not the cpu (exception: heating ;) ) but the chipset.
If you want a compatible one which is hadnling your atral audio card as well, you are in the same price region as having bought an intel.

So err…what`s up? ;)