Ya, I smell the stench of corporate politics and profiteering... Imagine how badly it will stink if they manage to force AMD to go tits up. If what you found is verified, its indeed amazing how fast they can respond to no doubt the article on Anandtech and cripple the thing, as opposed to enabling it for everyone after users have been harping about it for over a year. Relate the time it took to do this in comparison to the time it took them to release a RST without a memory leak after their buggy one! These guys are worse than forum trolls, not only are they negative but they literally have the power to do what a troll can't.. undo the progress the community has made; and they are Greedy enough to do it. Whoever decided to do this, let alone rush it , deserves a GSP kick in the groin and a lump of coal for Christmas, though the kick wouldn't do much as they don't even have the testicular fortitude to tell you to your face that they are crippling the communities progress in the patch notes. For Intel the excuse of "validation costs" doesn't apply to crippling hardware, only updating it.