This interesting news indeed if, as you say, it is true.
My current [Intel based] system has served me well for the past several years. However, I'm hearing the call to upgrade. Unless the benchmarks turn out to be aweful, I expect to purchase a Bulldozer based system.
Any thoughts on a motherboard? I am an Asus guy myself. I don't care for PCI slots or IDE connectors. The fewer the better. Might as well research this now.