Originally Posted by Dublin_Gunner
That has nothing to do with the conversation. Its was a verys slightly bugged SATA controller problem (leaking transistor). And all you had to do was use the other SATA ports (if you were in the 3% it affected).
This issue never affected the platforms performance at all, but could lead to degraded SATA functionality over time.
BD is a radically different design from anything out there. A proper bios could make a difference in performance... not 50% difference, but 10-15% isn't out of the question.
From the reviewers that used the ASRock 990FX motherboards, BD was on par with or beat an i5 2500k in almost all of their tests. In some cases, it was neck and neck with the 2600k (and in a rare few, it beat the 2600k). The FX 8150 also showed to be significantly faster than any Phenom II X6 in multi-threaded applications in the ASRock motherboards too.
The reviewers that used the ASUS 990FX board were collectively disappointed because BD failed to even match the i5 2500k. This isn't a coincidence; there is a real issue with the current BIOS in the Crosshair V motherboard.
Look, AMD priced the FX 8150 to slot inbetween the 2500k and 2600k. When paired with the right motherboard, the FX 8150 fits perfectly. Do you honestly believe AMD would price themselves out of the market when their product doesn't deliver? They don't have the funds to do that; they have to be competitive on the price front from the get-go, or they can't move inventory.