Originally Posted by Kuivamaa
Kozak said said "we'll lose" when asked about the cpu part of kaveri.That leaked die shot had doubled up cache/AGU/ALU/FMA (a hint of AVX2 support? someone more knowledgable could comment) so I expect a processor of that class to match or even surpass a haswell quad (non hyperthreaded) on certain MT workloads (If we accept there is no ST regression).
You can be underwhelmed by anything if you don't keep expectations in check. I have no idea where the leaked die shot came from, but it could easily be a fake.
Keep in mind that the goal of Bulldozer was to increase multithreaded throughput per mm^2 in modern applications while giving up as little single threaded performance as possible. If you go and wildly double everything in the module, this doesn't achieve that goal. In fact, you'd probably be better off doing separate cores at that point.
I'm still waiting on a SWOG (software optimization guide) to find out all the juicy tidbits about what exactly has changed in Steamroller. I'm told its coming soon.