It was proven that the benefits are almost none (I'm talking about consumer desktop parts, not servers). AMD has a slow IMC and wold not benefit from more channels if the IMC is slow. I also don't get your point about the OS, the patch was released and what's done is done, I don't get why people expect a magical 30% increase in performance, it's the chip at fault not the OS. And if the performance is the same in Win 7 as in Linux I fail to see what exactly is MS doing wrong here. And I don't get your point that the multi-core kernel has to be rewritten...there are 8-10-12 core chip on the market for quite a while and if I remember right Windows Server 2008 R2 is almost identical to Win 7 and has no problems running 4 CPU's with 12 cores. There is no magical kernel for BD to shine, the only one who should fix it is AMD.