That's why Phenom is directed at workstation and ultra enthusiast. Sup Com is highly threaded and is still CPU limited with GTXs on full pelt at high res. There will be need for it at some point. Yet again, it's NOT about using all your resources to the fullest all the time, it's about having stuff spare just in case you need it. Surely you want stuff out in preparation for the future? You can't say that four cores won't be necessary in the future? I think you need to exist on a dual core system for a while until you realise what the extra power at your disposal can afford. We generally run multiple stuff at once, it's not all about multithreading.