This is a good thread hehehe. Core vs Core not total CPU power. So I mean games usually take up 1 core or 2 core or whatever. So the 7980XE becomes pointless for a gamer right ? My thing is if someone got a 7980XE for say for 3D modeling or Rendering or video editing or DAW obviously the 7890XE would win, but how about for gaming. Since games usually take up just 1 core and 1 HT or 2 or 3 cores. Both overclocked to 4Ghz. Who would win for gamers ?