Originally Posted by deltree
with only 16mb cache for a 16 core processor thats not impressive at all...at the end of the day cache matters more then the cores themselves for the differences over each additional core to be fully recognized...
Cache barely matters any more...Ever since Intel ditched the FSB, no CPU needs large caches.
Originally Posted by ecnelitsep
Llano needs 1.7v and LN2 for 4.2Ghz yet you expect BD to cruise to 5Ghz as easy as sandy bridge?
As for my chip. 4Ghz daily, 4.6 for benching. When you have amazing ipc you don't need lots of cores and clock speed but its not like you'd know anything about that with that thuban.
Llano is a shrunk Phenom II/Stars core, it isn't designed to OC, iirc there's actual reasons as to why it doesn't OC well, which AMD made because it was cheaper and the target market for Llano isn't enthusiasts.
Some people use more cores than others, what if he got it before SB came out? Completely fair.
Plus, I bet if I replaced your SB with a Deneb, you wouldn't notice much of a difference in speed.