What ared the Different AMD cores and Why:

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What are the different cores and just what do they do thats different?
i.e the 64-X2-4200 has a Manchester , a Brisbane, and a Windsor cores..
Also what are the different steppings and just what do they mean?
Are these power useage issues, or Heat issues? Are there differences in
utility and accesories..  Also what is the big pitch about boxed or
unboxed etc. All AM2 sockets of course. Is there some differences in
types of memory used? i.e. DDR2  DDR3 and freqs up to 1000 cps?
Cache differences and why do some retailers lest the core name and
others do not?

** Also what is the big advantage of Serial ATA harddrives over
Eide, ATA, or Scuzzie?

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