Originally Posted by FordGT90Concept
My guess is that they're having a major leakage problem again (just like they did with Phenom). In other words, Bulldozer isn't going to shine until it gets a die shrink (just like Phenom II). It is sad but knowing the history, it seems likely. AMD has had bad luck with fabs. 90 was good, 65 was bad, 45 was good, 32...
1: leakage goes up as transistors decrease in size.
2: 32 nm seems to be performing allright in CPU application - allegedly it is the GPU portion of Llano that is problematic on new production process (SOI being new as far as GPUs are concerned).