Originally Posted by Drenlin
Bulldozer will be competing with Ivy Bridge, not Sandy Bridge. Even if it was real, this benchmark is worthless for determining the better platform.
According to this slide (assuming 4 integer cores), Bulldozer beats Sandy Bridge clock for clock. Ivy Bridge is just a die shrink of Sandy Bridge with increased performance coming from increased clock speed. If bulldozer overclocks well, this increase in clockspeed could be negated.
What the situation the becomes is this: if it is single-threaded, Bulldozer will have the clock for clock advantage, if it is multithreaded, Bulldozer will have the real integer core advantage. Put another way, Ivy could hope to win the single-thread performance crown by increasing clockspeed, but wouldn't have a chance in the multi-threaded arena (the Bulldozer design offers eight real threads, if Intel wanted to comptete, they would have to have more than four cores which would increase die size and cut profits. With AMD releasing a 8-module, 16-"core" processor, it doesn't seem that it would feasible to make something even larger).
All that said, I am skeptical of this "leak".Edited by hajile - 2/15/11 at 10:22am