For a LONG long time I waited for AMD to step it up.. I still own and use the FX-9590. The best AMD could come up with all the hype is "close" performance to Intel. AMD has set their performance bar so low that people are raving out what it's really mediocre performance. Standby for team blue to put out yet another line of processors that will crush AMD as they have done for many years now.
Ive got news for you. Realists never expected AMD, a company with 8% of R&D budget of Intel to somehow blow past them in tech. Its remarkable that a company with a minuscule budget compared to Intel could even come as close (and even surpass in some cases) as they did.