Originally Posted by Usario
No, more like 60% in FPU-intensive workloads and 90% in integer based workloads. And remember that because of this "module" design we're able to get all eight cores.
It scales better though, because Bulldozer is really quad-module. The extra integer cores only add ~20% to the die size anyway... that's much faster than just one extra "full" core.
Another person with no knowledge of the microarchitecture trying to make performance estimates...
Excuse me but AMD hasnt had a Competing chip with intels top tier since the old fx chips. and that was at least 5-6 years ago.
When they release bulldozer, it will not compete with intels top tier still. It will not perform on the level of sandy bridge e.
So I might not be very familiar with specifics about microarchotectures, but AMD has without a doubt lost the fastest chip race awhile ago and have yet to come close to intel.
So, don't tell me because nothing comes close on the amd side that is as fast as a 2600k or 990x.