Originally Posted by 996gt2
From looking at that video, it seems like he starts Super Pi 1M at around 1:16, and CPU utilization remains at 100% up to 1:24 or so.
So that means the 6.5 GHz chip takes at least 8 seconds to do a SuperPi 1M run, which isn't that impressive in itself considering a 5.0 GHz 2500K will do it in around 7.5 seconds.
But then again SuperPi isn't exactly the best indicator of performance so this video doesn't tell us much.
If Bulldozer is 8 seconds @ 6.5 GHz, it's roughly 10.5 seconds @ 5 GHz.
Let's say that an i5 2500k is 7.5 seconds @ 5 GHz.
This means Bulldozer's power per core is roughly 72% of a Sandy Bride core...then AMD gives us EIGHT of those cores to play with over the 4 from Intel.
8 cores @ 72% = 5.8 equivalent SB cores; 45% faster than a 2500k in fully threaded apps. Bulldozer might actually come pretty damn close to matching SB-E let alone SB...of course that's if this video and thread is worth anything at all.
I'm betting it's not.