Too bad a 3 year old CPU is what most benchmark reviewers still use to this day. Apparently its not so ancient as you make it out to be heh. And a 980x is fair game!!! 999 USD = 980x last gen 250 USD = FX 8150 this gen 999 USD = 3 x 6970s last last 250 USD = 7850 this gen (close guess) Would it be fair game to compare a 7850 to 3 x 6970s in Crossfire just because its last gen? The day an overclocked 7870 beats 3 x 6970s in Crossfire at stock id be impressed wouldn't you?