8 core sells--- Newegg sold out
All 8-core AMD FX chips have been sold out. See http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007671%20600213783&IsNodeId=1&name=Zambezi
Given the choice between i7 2600k and the AMD FX 8-core processor, many have no hesitation to choose the 8 core chip. Eight is 2x of four. Simple math.
It is glorious to have eight cores.
A FX 8150 user noted that the FX is faster than i7, and I copied it here despite the expectation that it will hurt Intel fanbois' feelings:
Pros: 8 true cores. Yes, some use shared resources, but it is still 8 cores. Like another review I just read; You can do much more with more cores.
Fast! Handbrake encoding is crazy fast. This so far has beat my friends I7 2600K by almost 100 FPS in Handbrake.
Cons: I own zero stock in AMD.
As noted before, the AMD FX 8150 is 20% faster than Intel i7 980X in the CPU Hash benchmark.
At AMDZone, a user made the choice between AMD and Intel a moral issue, because "[e]ach time you buy an intel processor you are supporting a criminal who has enough money to buy its way out of a courtroom."
No doubt. Intel copied the AMD64, multi-core and Direct Connect architecture from AMD and is laughing to the bank with all these AMD innovations.
BTW, I bought a HP dm1z running the E450 APU today to show my support for AMD.