Originally Posted by AMDPhenomX4
But thats 16 threads, not 8. Thats like saying if you have a car with a gas tank that fills to the top (BD) and a gas tank that has a lower capacity but makes up for it by better fuel economy and doubling it.
Originally Posted by JCPUser
You do realize that HT helps in Cinebench right? 16 threads (theoretical 960) to 8 threads (BD) is very fair
And the slide about BD clock speed released 2 days ago were engineering samples which always have lower clocks then the final product because they are in testing.
Cinebench 10 Results
Core i7 920 @ 3,8 GHz HT off: 18342
Core i7 920 @ 3,8 GHz HT on: 21495
17% performance boost, big deal.
HT is overrated.
Take 17% off 10,96 and you get 9.1
Bulldozer @ 3,2 GHz = 10.2
10% faster than what Intel achieved 2 years ago; wow still bad.
Honestly; I'm an AMD fan if it comes down to CPU's but it seems like bulldozer wont be anything special again in terms of performance..