Originally Posted by Domino
1090T at 4.4 GHz compared to i7 920 4.4 GHz. AMD roughly 20 GFLOPS ahead. Slower core performance, 25% performance gain. This performance gain is clearly seen in FarCry 2.
There is point in running more cores that are slightly slower (although the individual cores do not necessarily need to be slower in general). The only problem is when they are not being used. AMD and Intel need to really have the market focus on multi-threaded apps. Give companies a few bonuses for supporting multi-threaded applications.
My point being that if the actual core itself is slow, then it will be hard to make a competitive product. Intel releases something with more cores, each of which are more powerful within themselves and AMD are back to square one.
I like the concept of multicore CPU's, I just believe the single core they are based on has to be scalable and competitive.