Originally Posted by oicw
I think we're pretty much certain a BD module (2 physical core w/ shared resourced) will be faster than a HT core (1 physical core, 2 threads). Or else, an 8 core BD will have trouble matching a Bloomsfield, which will be REALLY sad!
People estimate a BD module at 180% or one physical core, and HT at 130% of a physical core. So an 8 core BD have a possibility of matching a 6 core / 12 thread i7.
pretty certain yes, but not sure. But some industry analysts that I have read, have speculated that a BD module will perform similar to a intel core with HT. However this will be benchmark dependant, in the server world I see a BD module doing better, on the desktop probably not... average those 2 arenas and you get the drift.
Until BD comes out and we have a plethora of realworld tests/synthetic benchmarks we really don't know. Hence speculation.
personally I am glad I didn't jump the gun and buy a 2600k a few days back - I may still but I am gonig to wait till BD comes out (i am hoping the rumors prove true and we have an April launch)