That's pretty ironic to be honest. You're also attempting to put words in my mouth, but even if I pointedly spoke of their entire range of processors they're still lacklustre compared to Intel and have been for some time. The AM3 platform has been around since 2009, it is no understatement to say that they have been dragging their feet. While their APU's have been more impressive than their performance/desktop specific counterparts, they've still not been mind blowing thus far. This is coming from someone who has built a couple of AMD based APU systems, including a 5800K system for my brother. It doesn't change the fact that the raw processor performance is underwhelming. The package was attractive due to the built in GPU and low cost. I even recommend AMD from time to time on these very forums, but to be totally honest the only thing they have going for them at the moment when it comes to processors is value for money. They're not expensive to buy, unlike the 9590 combo in question. AMD very well might turn things around in the future, and I sincerely hope that they do. I've owned countless AMD processors over the years and have always had fantastic experiences with them. The fact remains that even if they severely improve in the future, they've still been severely behind for a very long time -- which is the very definition of dragging ones feet.