Well, i finished my CrossFire testing with FX-8150 overclocked to 4.4GHz and there is now a definite pattern emerging.
i think - at THIS POINT - i should stop benching and write a very quick Part Two to the Bulldozer article.
-- there is no point in reinforcing what i am seeing with GTX 580 and GTX 580 SLI - that should be reserved for CF vs. SLI, Part 3 (and Part 4 would cover Dual Core with i3 and Phenom II X2 and maybe FX-4100)
So, if i stop benching now, we would have "AMD’s FX-8150 vs. Core i7 & Phenom II – Bulldozer Part 2, the Conclusion" by Monday
----It would have an expanded Games Summary Chart (that would also be a GRAPH, if i can do it well) that includes HD 6990 at 880/1375 with Stock clocks (3.6 w/turbo) and overclocked (4.4GHz) FX-8150.
----It would add summary charts for everything else that i tested in Part 1 and retest a couple of things (Chess/encoding) that i missed with i7
What do you think? Anything else would take until next weekend .. and by next weekend, i should have another review