A slide from AMD claims the upcoming Phenom II 940 3GHz processor will be almost 25 percent faster than the former flagship, the Phenom 9950 2.6GHz processor. Most of the extra performance comes from the frequency increase to 3GHz, but performance improvements from the higher IPC, 4MB additional cache and DDR3-1333 memory also add up to about 12-13%.
This slide shows the key areas of improvements for 45nm Phenom II over
65nm Phenom such as more IPC, higher frequency, more cache, and DDR3
support. There is a 5% cache uplift on the cache architecture and a 3%
uplift on the core architecture. With all these innovations in place, AMD
is touting a 20% performance boost...