my mind what is left of it has been made up I'm glad to see the software side got some results. Made me very happy. And those benchmarks are a load of yuk in many ways. I know one cpu is faster but I got my 6 core BE AMD and darn the benchmarks because no matter what I read it's what I see and use that makes my world real. My system runs everything I give it very fast and how much more than that does anyone really need. I admire AMD's innovations that have led the home computer users systems for the last 5 or 10 years. Time is varible for me so I can't tell dates or time lines. Our 64bit home cpus that Intel shot down as long as they could, multi cores and instructions per clock cycle are AMD led. If we didn't have AMD around the computer world would be boring. We would still be using super hyped clock speeds that cook steaks and do it poorly on a single core. One thing Intel would not do is spend a ton on R&D if they don't have to and thanks to AMD they did have to. So this is why I'm buying AMD's next new cpu. I know it will run anything I throw at it just fine and dandy and I could care less about the benchmark scores. As long as I got a computer that computes well I'm going to be happy. And also give a little back to AMD for what they gave to us all. The ability to buy cheap cpus and fancy cpu's that used to be just in the domain of the supercomputers and mainframes and so on... Isn't this enough for some? But I try to take a nicer view towards a company that did have the user's interests at heart as far as I can read them. I may be wrong but so what. It's how I think about it and I fine with it.