Originally Posted by Imsochobo
amd's "8core" is almost a 8 core
Each sub-core has dedicated Integer scheduler and execution units, and L1 D-cache. The Fetch/Decode, floating-point, L1 I-cache and L2 cache are shared by the complete core.
So i think you need to reconsider that statement.
This picture shows how much actually is shared:
This die shot gives a clear view on the 'modules':