Core physical size doesn't really matter.... what it can do is more important than how big it is. (LOL.... )
You can't accurately measure the single-core energy consumption of a multi-core and multi-function CPU. You have to account for the cache, memory controller, IGP, PCIe controller, etc which will skew any results.
i.e. Is it fair to compare a SB with a PCIe controller vs a Phenom II without one?
The importance of ONE core is pointless without knowing how many transisters are in each core.. and useing that as a reletive comparison.
If intel & amd have the same size cpu. But one is 6 cores, the other is 10... the one with less cores most likely has biggers & more robust cores... by virtue of it size. (If same nm)
How can u fail so bad @ understanding a simple premis of transistor count? Or how this test is even valid illustration of anything? Effeciency is the key metric... cause everything scales off of that. Without knowing size.. we don't know effeciency.