Check out this review at kitguru http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/zardon/amd-fx9590-5ghz-review-w-gigabyte-990fxa-ud5/18/. The benchmarks are still lame but the gaming tests are a little more realistic. If someone is spending that kind of cash they certainly won't be gaming at 1080. In these titles the FX9590 goes frame for frame with the i7 3960x OC'd to 4.4. That alone is pretty impressive. AMD still has a long way to go to compete in the intel arena but strictly gaming the 9590 does quite well. Sorry for the link but every time I tried to insert it properly the page would error.