Originally Posted by LAN_deRf_HA
I'm inclined to wait for real reviews with some real benchmarks. On another note, are these 4 cores going to be the same as the "8" core but without the essentially hyperthreading? Making them like the 2500k? Or are their 4 cores going to be really dual cores?
I agree. No sense in jumping to conclusions so early.
They market them as 4 module / 8 core. This is traditionally known as 4 'cores' running 8 threads.
Hopefully the performance scales almost linearly from single-thread to multi-threaded workloads. The tech makes quite a bit of good sense, just like Intel hyper-threading.