Originally Posted by Fourstaff
Not everybody overclocks their processor, so for them this speed bump is quite welcome. Also, I think it comes with a higher multi for the Athlon II which will help for overclockers. Its more about slow improvements while they iron out Bulldozer, and they will need every single Mhz they have when Sandy Bridge comes in in January, and their answer is about half a year away.
SB is mostly just a tweak with what, 2-15% (15 being an app that likes HT) real world improvement? Intel just likes to blow smoke.
The real battle is with intel's money throwing machine.