Float round enough tech enthusiast forums and you will have been seeing "Bulldozer" benchmarks for weeks. Whether they are real or not is debatable, but I want to see actual retail silicon in the field before I start saying Bulldozer is one thing or another. Something AMD has been good at since they took over ATi has been keeping a lid on leaks about their new chips - if their CPU development department has also managed to lock down as tight, then much of this is guesswork anyway. What I'd want to see are how it copes with fluid dynamics simulations, rendering, encoding... things that might actually make use of that octocore chip. Benchmarks of games which are going to be a) less than capable of utilising an octocore chip and b) also heavily dependent on the GPUs don't really interest me. I'd say exactly the same if it were Intel's latest and greatest that was the subject of all this wild speculation, fearmongering and fanboyism.