For all you haters out there. Here's an interesting topic over at xtreme-systems that show good performance increase with BD in single threaded apps (old games and progs). You basically disable one of the shared shared cores on each cluster. So u end up with a 4 logical cores. Doing this u bypass the shared cache. See here for more info: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums...ew-(4)-!exclusive!-Excuse-for-1-Threaded-Perf.