Originally Posted by RiverOfIce
Even with proper performance balancing, on a few test it still is behind intel's cheaper 2500k. For being revolutionary, it is kind of sad.
1) Poor caches, which implies
2) Poor manufacturing, which implies
3) Poor 32nm process, which implies
4) Possibility to be refined, which implies
5) Possibility to be improved, ergo better performance.
Right now, BD's performance is entirely dependant on what GloFo can do to improve their silicon. The AMD design is there, and can only be tweaked. The major responsibility on its performance now relies on GloFo's ability to produce decent speed caches and decent transistor gatings which do not leak.
We can only wait and see if GloFo improves the 32nm process... Or either AMD rethinks the processor to be manufactured on a bulk CMOS process instead of SOI and TSMC can build it. Remember that TSMC's 28nm process is impressively efficient and cost-effective.