Originally Posted by SCollins
These results look erily familiar, aren't these like the same slide OBR leaked months ago ??
Actually looks quite plausible. The worrisome part is how bad IPC is, it's even worse than the original phenom.
Originally Posted by rubicsphere
I hope those aren't indicative of the final product and that where it says ES it means just that. For comparison here is my X4 965 at the exact same clock.
I refuse to believe that AMD would release slower CPU than last generation. If they do then I made a big mistake by selling my 2500k
The way I see it:
Phenom II X2 -> FX 4170
Phenom II X3 -> FX 6100
Phenom II X4 -> FX 8100
Phenom II X6 -> FX 8150
Remember one module is not comparable to two full cores. So a "four-core" BD is more comparable to a two-core processor with extremely good threading. chew and the others have said for several weeks now an 8C BD is more like a 4C/8T in effect.
3.3x scaling for a 2C/4T is actually really, really good, which means one core/module vs two core/module provides about 1.65x performance increase. The bigger problem is how clock speed needs to be at almost 6GHz to even compare against an i5-2500k stock.
I really do not hope we'll see these numbers, but it's definitely plausible.