For those of you not aware, the new Piledriver based processors are the next evolution of the FX-series from the previous Bulldozer based processors. Unfortunately, the Bulldozer release was met with quite a bit of constructive criticism, as the hype and pre-release detail left a lot of folks underwhelmed. So, the immediate upside for AMD this go around is many people will be going into this release with more realistic expectations. However, the obvious questions still loom, are the Piledriver based processors worth a look and more importantly your money? Lets dive in and find out."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips