What If I Want Six Cores in CPU?

Intel Core i7 - image courtesy of IntelSo what if I want six cores CPU for my computer, what options do I have, given that my budget is limited? Let’s begin with Intel products. Here we have Intel® Core™ i7-970 Processor with the following characteristics:

Codename: Gulftown
Number of cores: 6
Clock Speed: 3.2 GHz
Smart cache: 12 MB
Lithography: 32 nm
Max Memory Size (for DDR3-800/1066): 24 GB
Power Max TDP: 130 W
Socket: FCLGA1366
Price: 880 USD at, which is very expensive for me, yet I’m impressed, of course, with 32 nm technology.

Anything cheaper from Intel with six powerful cores? No. The only other option is Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition, but that is 120$ more.

So what is on the other side, at AMD camp?