Originally Posted by Blameless
Only question that still remains in my mind is regarding the uncore/cpu-NB and how this is clocked by default as well as how overclocking it (if possible) will influence performance.
I would guess that AMD:
1. Would have thought of that and increased the default frequency if they felt the performance was not up to par; they did it with the CPU clockspeed,
2. They would have told reviewers to not forget to overlclock the NB to get better results, seeing as the performance would take a hit otherwise.
Originally Posted by 996gt2
You'd think AMD would have given the reviewers a heads-up about the patch so that their new CPU doesn't look any worse on the initial batch of reviews.
First impressions are important. Certainly AMD wouldn't have overlooked the patch?
My thoughts exactly. If AMD knows about this problem - I mean they MUST know, they designed the chip that way, they had to know the implications and their internal testing would have shown that - their job was to work closely with Microsoft to address the issue as soon as possible. And after all, yesterday was patch Tuesday and nothing.Edited by tpi2007 - 10/11/11 at 10:59pm