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  Fascinating benchmark of multi generation cpus limited to 1 core and 3 ghz 
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steve mace Jul 26, 2011, 07:19pm EDT Report Abuse,2974.html
Meh, I assume most of you look at toms, but just in case.
Not at all surprised with AMD's results, we've seen them do little more than price cut for ages now.

I want to be knocked over by bulldozer, not left dozing :P

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john albrich Jul 26, 2011, 08:00pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Fascinating benchmark of multi generation cpus limited to 1 core and 3 ghz

You're ignoring the repeatedly mentioned objective of the test, which was to "test per-clock performance"...not actual performance.

The results of their testing are interesting at the hypothetical "what if" (not theoretical) level, but NOT real-world useful in ANY meaningful way.

Best summarized by this statement from the report
Once again, Intel delivers better performance per clock from its most modern products. Like we said, though, putting a six-core AMD chip against a quad- or dual-core Intel processor at the same price point will drastically change the performance picture. Our exploration here is experimental by nature; we want to test per-clock performance of just one core.

I would like to see the exact same tests performed side-by-side at rated speeds and allowing all cores to function. I would also like to see the CPU power consumption figures during the tests.

edit to add:
Also something to keep in mind since the caveat mentioned "price-point" the cost differences of infrastructure elements required to support a given CPU model: motherboard, memory, graphics subsystems, and cumulative energy costs (which must include cooling requirements).

steve mace Aug 08, 2011, 12:38pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Fascinating benchmark of multi generation cpus limited to 1 core and 3 ghz
John I posted the article becasue it's the most interesting one i've read in a long time.

I slagged AMD off becasue i'm very impatient and frustrated with them atm.



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