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this is different than a % kernel fix.. sorry for the typing feeding a 2 week old baby boy
Buy him a rig and keep it forever, just to own a piece of computer history, so when he's 17-18 or what not and overclocking his future rig, he'll look back and say "damn, bulldozer sucked"
Edited by Xenthos - 10/10/11 at 5:41am
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Maybe amd purposely made this happen? What I mean is didn't release updates,bios etc... until the nda is lifted.
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Pretty sure AMD doesn't release any bios at all.
    
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Maybe amd purposely made this happen? What I mean is didn't release updates,bios etc... until the nda is lifted.
maybe, but it does seem like a weird tactic to me. i understand playing things close to the chest, but this would be beyond paranoid.

still, i have hope that kernel & bios optimizations will somehow "unlock the potential" of Bulldozer to over 9000, or something. i was hoping for an FX chip for my next build.

and again, i don't need it to be better than SB, and i don't care how it performs in abstracted benchmarks. i just need its real world use to be in a good price/performance ratio. for me, that's gaming. so i want to see how FPS compares between a standard BD OC against a standard 2500k OC at 1080p res in a variety of titles.
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Not quite. They do hand out the AGESA code to the MB manufacturers to include in their BIOS implementations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGESA

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Pretty sure AMD doesn't release any bios at all.

Edited by proximo - 10/10/11 at 6:01am
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Ahh IC, I guess it's possible that the reviewer setup with the CHV would include a bios not available anywhere but on the boards themselves?

The board companies would have had to have the AGESA for awhile though, because AMD doesn't provide bios, just a code to put into the bios...

Seems like it would be counterproductive to board manufacturers and AMD themselves not to provide their best AGESA for testing purposes.

That would mean ASUS and everyone else has been releasing bios updates with old or purposefully gimped AGESA code, while having the proper code. Was this the same code and gimped bios used to reach 8.4GHz?
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pics of the little Balla.
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I can't answer your questions but I'd not be surprised to see new BIOS releases popping up from the various MB manufacturers on launch day, or very soon thereafter.

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Ahh IC, I guess it's possible that the reviewer setup with the CHV would include a bios not available anywhere but on the boards themselves?

The board companies would have had to have the AGESA for awhile though, because AMD doesn't provide bios, just a code to put into the bios...

Seems like it would be counterproductive to board manufacturers and AMD themselves not to provide their best AGESA for testing purposes.

That would mean ASUS and everyone else has been releasing bios updates with old or purposefully gimped AGESA code, while having the proper code. Was this the same code and gimped bios used to reach 8.4GHz?
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pics of the little Balla.
OT but I can't resist!

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Asus is still releasing bios for my board, but none of them are providing any kind of performance increase clock for clock. They improve stability and increase OC potential or lower vcore required for the same clocks though.
    
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I can't answer your questions but I'd not be surprised to see new BIOS releases popping up from the various MB manufacturers on launch day, or very soon thereafter.
A couple within the last couple weeks just for the CHV alone. I downloaded their 3rd Bios about 2 weeks ago and since then a Beta release and now another is floating around. So clearly they are working some things out in the Bios for BD.
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