I talked about this in another thread, but IMO, as an early adopter you are paying more for a binned chip with the 3800X. Early on the best silicon will be used in the most demanding CPU’s, later on, the lower end chips will outsell the higher end ones (especially to PC manufacturers) and you can often win the silicon lotto and a cheaper chip will have higher quality silicon; do to supply and demand. Some might say the TDP is what is making the difference, yes, but the silicon has to behave and scale with the higher voltages/TDP, so it still makes it better silicon. I think once we see some stability in BIOS’s, WHEA problems are addressed and AGESA is tuned, the 3800X will have considerable headroom over early 3700’s. Again, that’s my opinion, but I think it is much closer to fact that the 3800’s are binned.