Final production silicon
Final processor microcode
Final system BIOS
Final OS optimizaitons
An app compiled with the latest flags
A person who understands the app and configures the test properly
1) Wait till tomorrow when the NDA lifts and we have real benches.
2) Who seriously expected bulldozer to crush sandy bridge? Really? All the actual evidence at this juncture points to it being on par with Nehelem in single threaded apps and slightly faster than SB in multithreaded ones.
3) Did you even see what I posted 6 inches above this??