Originally Posted by pjbliverpool
Its anand suggesting those transistors are mostly attributed to he gpu nkt me. I certainly hope the cpu has some decent improvents over SB.
It's a Tick so, the CPU may see 3-4% gains if at all. Even then, CPU and I/O transistor counts are always little compared to others. For comparison, there was zero performance gain for Westmere, for existing software. Interesting there is an L3 cache on the GPU now. The shared L3 cache is called LLC.