Don't get me wrong, I'm all for "bang for the buck" but unfortunately I don't see Phenom II having enough bang to top a $1000 extreme i7
The phenom 2 will do its job for alot less compared to i7.
Hell, it even tops up with the i7 at some points (maybe not the extreme, but the 920 & 940 aren't the only cpu's in the phenom 2 brand, so thats like a pointless comparison imo
it's a fact, and its stamped about 500x that i7 beats the phenom 2 in more ways.
However, its compatible on am2+ & ddr2 memory and that is what counts.
Maybe people who need a new mobo / ram & cpu might better go i7 or Qxxxx
However, for those who already have an am2+ mobo and enough ram can just upgrade their current CPU without worrying they end up with something bad/worse.
Then again, all these benchies COULD be fake.
Its still a question when it comes to being sure about it. I however, get more faith in seeing these cpu's ending up perfectly well.
Seeing it's gonna be out in nov4 gives it plently of time for more people to confirm these benchmarks or prove them wrong. Whatever the truth will show.
Though i'd like to see these chips compared with more of the intell quad chips.