I dont know about you guys but my 8120 works great for me. It does everything I need it to do. I have a 2500K at work and I like them both the same. Actually I have a lot more fun with the BD because of overclocking whereas the i5 I can only up the multiplyer.
I cant get anywhere close to 5.25Ghz on my 2500K thats for sure.
I work with a lot of autoCAD and 3D Design application like autoDesk, SolidWorks and other applications like that. BD and SB both work very well with these applications. I also do some gaming in my free time and to be honest I cant notice a difference between the two cpu's.
I am very happy with both the 8120 and 2500K and am not disappointed with my BD purchase at all.
I think AMD is definitely going in a different direction and I think its a good thing. Once the BD architecture is optimized and bios are fine tuned and windows scheduler utilizes BD the way its supposed to, I think AMD will have an amazing chip. It just needs a little work just like Pentium and Phenom did when they first came out. Give it a little time guys. Phenom was in a much worse postition than BD was at release. Since release of BD I have been able to overclock and stabalize my 8120 500Mhz more than when I first got it. Since I have had my FX chip, the performance and stability has increased by the day.
You guys can talk about how much BD sucks and this and that and whatever, thats fine. Everyone has their own opinions. I garauntee that if you were to experience the FX chip for yourselves that you would hardly notice the difference and you would not be disappointed.
Anyway, I am very happy with my purchase and I support BD. If someone were to ask me if I would buy BD or SB then I would say SB because for one the chip has already been optimized and windows scheduler utilizes it the correct way and for two, it has better performance overall. Now if we were talking about SB and a fully optimized BD then I dont know. I would have to see the results of both but I am sure that the BD would hold its own when it comes to SB.
Like I said though, I am very happy with my FX chip and am not disappointed at all with its performance. One thing I would defintely recommend BD for is overclocking. If someone was to ask me what would be the best chip for overclocking then it would be BD hands down.
To me BD is a very decent chip and should satisfy most consumers out there. I defintely cant wait to see what AMD has in store for us down the road. I think BD is a good direction, they just need to get familiar with it and make the correct adjustments.
I like to hear others opinions on BD myself but I think it is child-like and immature to say that BD sucks when in fact you have zero experience with the BD architecture.