I can't believe how cheap an 8 core 4Ghz processor can be. Last time I built a PC, 2 x dual core processors was pretty big time. Now AMD throws this out there.
These are the second generation bulldozers right? I have a first generation AMD FX-4170 quad core running at 4.2Ghz with 8mb L3 Cache that cost me around 140 last winter.
Wonder what the power consumption is on the one you listed is?
From reading the Anandtech review, it looks like AMD has made some nice improvements. It's still not really in the same ballpark as Intel on single-threaded stuff, but it's really nice for the multi-threaded stuff.