Voted 3. You know it's bad when your new tech gets beaten by the "old" stuff
. Didn't think it would see off Intel BUT i did expect it to be a solid increase over the PhII's. Really don't know what they were doing with this
Did no one when they were testing the first chips back from Global think "hey lets make sure that these BD's well you know lets make sure they show a marked improvement over these old Phenom II's because well it would be.... You know "silly" if they didn't....... Wouldn't it" even the quad PhII's beat it in some tests!!
BD for me gets to join the NetBurst arch and NV30 on my list of "now who REALLY thought this was a good idea S List". So yes i am shocked by the results more so that they dare market it with the FX monikor (to make it appeal to the 'clockers whilst it drags the FX name through the mud!).
In a review (sorry can't remember where!) it took massive amounts of extra mhz to beat the 2X00K (by a small margin!) in one test (excess of 600+mhz!!) and the darn thing was sucking down more juice than Quad SLI
To sum up:
1. To slow.
2. Poor choice using the FX name.
3. Power hungry.
4. Beaten by your old architecture.
Sorry AMD no sale this time.