In this review it only performs on par do to GPU limitations at the higher res. If you look at the lower res it looses. Nehalem doesn't need a pass because it offers superior IPC to Bulldozer. When you start looking at benchmarks outside of games you will see this. I am a TPU user with a 920 and I classify it as a better performer than BD even more so at my overclocked speed. And I agree people should buy what suits their needs and purchasing level. I didn't say its total rubbish but I think Bulldozer is still a flop because it doesn't offer performance much greater than phenom II or intel 3 year old Nehalem cpu's. When you spend 4+ years designing a cpu and it doesn't beat your previous model this is bad no matter how you spin it. And yes it offers you an upgrade path but not a performance improvement so why bother upgrading?