Nobody is defending AMD. They are stating the truth. AMD holds the OC crown. Performance crown isn't being disputed. If you want to talk performance open another thread. We are talking OC and AMD is top notch for overclocking according to "The world record". But its irrelevant. WPrime is 1 benchmark. How can you base performance on 1 benchmark? Also Intel always did better in WPrime. Pentium D used to outperform the Athlon 64 X2 in WPrime, and the Athlon 64 X2 was a much faster CPU overall. How do you explain that? Maybe the same thing is happening with BD vs SB-E, at their respected OC record. I want to end this thread or post with a fact. Fact: AMD holds the OC record @ 8.429GHz.