Performance: We release benchmarks at launch, so don’t expect too much detail there anytime soon. From a performance standpoint, if you compare our 16-core Interlagos to our current 12-core AMD Opteron™ 6100 Series processors (code named “Magny Cours”) we estimate that customers will see up to 50% more performance from 33% more cores. This means we expect the per core performance to go in the right direction — up. That is all I will say until launch.
For those unaware, there is TONNES of info on the AMD website about these upcoming processors. When I said speculation is pointless, I really meant it.
We can extrapolate on the info I posted here form AMD, and suggest that each new Bulldozer core will offer about 4% more performance, clock-for-clock. Hardly what people are looking for, and hardly an i7 killer. Again, I said it's two years too late, and I stand by that comment.
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