"AMD is going to launch a new platform later this year, but until the Bulldozer becomes reality,
we're still keeping an eye on the current AM3-range of Phenom processors. AMD has been steadily
creeping up the clock speeds of the Phenoms, and now the pinnacle of the quad core family is the
new Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition. Let us see how it performs."
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