So guys, AMD's new 8 core beast has been released, unfortunately its a mega flop, it is under performing the Phenom II 1100T and not coming close to the SB series.
Some reviews for ya

Tom's hardware,3043.html

Hardware Canucks

Tweak town

Make your own conclusion from that, keep in mind that Intel's SandyBridge-E series are due for release in 5 weeks