Well, first off, I'll introduce myself, Xenturion (or Dake on WCG). I joined the TPU WCG team about a week ago. I've been crunching for WCG for nearly 2 years now and it's something I really enjoy. When I saw that the TPU team does so well and read some of the forum posts in this subforum, I realized that there were other people out there as passionate about it as I am. So, I joined the team. And here I am. However, as the title states, I want to talk team Red. Currently, I've got an i7 920 @ 3.5Ghz, a Core i5 2400 running at work, and a A6-3400M @ 2.0Ghz that I really need to work on having up and running more often. Even still, I've got the system builder bug (as many of us do), and I find myself constantly dreaming up my next rig. Seeing as my 920 @ 3.5Ghz is still plenty for games, I'm not really looking to supplant my main rig. More I'm considering it as a media center or guest computer. I want to build an AMD machine because I tire of the rather ridiculous business practices of Intel. (Namely epic price-gouging, a role as platform executioner, and an insistence on consistently having two competing platforms ) I'm also a bit of a sucker for the underdog, and, to be honest, I don't want to see AMD slip away; The only thing keeping Intel from charging us a left testicle for their platforms and CPUs is good ol' Big Red. Now, with that in mind, I want to maximize the PPM of this machine. And, as such, I'm curious about the performance of the PII X6s vs. the new FX series. I'm really intrigued by Bulldozer and think the architecture, while proving to be rather inefficient in the real-world, is really interesting. Obviously, the PII X6 is a staple of computer-work based machines. (Being the only true hex core under $500) So, with the 8 series FX, you get 8 ALUs and 4 FPUs, (12 total processing cores), but with the PII you get 6 ALUs and 6 FPUs. (12 total processing cores) Essentially, my question is, does anyone have any idea of what most of the WCG work units consist of? More Floating Point, or more Arithmetic? Which, in your experience, pulls more PPM at somewhat similar clock speeds? I'm sure there are some AMD fans who can weigh in.