"True Quad Core, AMD for Life!"4.5 starson by necromancervns
Pros: Fast Fast Fast! Destroys all apps sent its way.
Cons: Needs good aftermarket cooler to really let it open up for overclocking .
Summary: I upgraded from a 5000+ BE to the 9850 BE and the result was insane. Encoding video now take a less that half the time as before. Gaming performance increased by a good factor(The Stars architecture is faster than the old Hammer architecture at the same clock speeds) It still may not me as fast as the Intel quads (well mine is more than a match to the q6600 and q6700 as mine is overclocked to 2.75.).