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You wont see any real considerable gains with the patch. The only thing you will notice is that your system will run smoother playing games and stuff. No fps increase. CPU runs a little more efficiently with patch hence smoother.
I noticed that my boot up time has decreased by a couple seconds. Very smooth gameplay in lightly threaded games.

For a free patch, smooth gameplay is a very good thing indeed.

I remember the gains were bigger with the incomplete patch. Maybe they had to compromise something in order to achieve all around compatibility?
    
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For a free patch, smooth gameplay is a very good thing indeed.
I remember the gains were bigger with the incomplete patch. Maybe they had to compromise something in order to achieve all around compatibility?

To be honest, I was playing BF3 with same settings as video I posted earlier, and I was getting about 5-10 fps more but it felt like the game was less smooth. Anybody else experience this with BF3. All the other games that I have play smoother excpet for this one. Im guessing because its more heavily multithreaded. It seems that the scheduler is working correctly but it seems it puts too much stress on the cpu when heavy multithreading is putting load on it. MW3, Dirt 3, and Black ops play a lot smoother though. Its not that much less smooth but I did notice it. I definitely notice more smoothness with lightly threaded games too though.

Just trying to be honest here.

Anyone else experiencing this with the new patch and BF3? Let me know how it works for you guys.
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To be honest, I was playing BF3 with same settings as video I posted earlier, and I was getting about 5-10 fps more but it felt like the game was less smooth. Anybody else experience this with BF3. All the other games that I have play smoother excpet for this one. Im guessing because its more heavily multithreaded. It seems that the scheduler is working correctly but it seems it puts too much stress on the cpu when heavy multithreading is putting load on it. MW3, Dirt 3, and Black ops play a lot smoother though. Its not that much less smooth but I did notice it. I definitely notice more smoothness with lightly threaded games too though.
Just trying to be honest here.
Anyone else experiencing this with the new patch and BF3? Let me know how it works for you guys.

Could have been the servers possibly? If I get a glitch or lag I always post it in the chat feed to make sure it just isnt me, I at first thought it was my gpu overclock hanging but ended up being the servers.
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Could have been the servers possibly? If I get a glitch or lag I always post it in the chat feed to make sure it just isnt me, I at first thought it was my gpu overclock hanging but ended up being the servers.

Yeah this might have been the problem although its never happened to me before. Ill have to try some different servers and see how it goes.

Ill let you know.

In the mean time, anyone else experiencing this with BF3? My system feels that its running a whole lot smoother all around except my experience with a couple games of BF3. With the patch so far I have seen faster boot up, quicket application startup, and much smoother gameplay with lightly threaded games.
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I happened to see this review of FX with patch.

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Noticing a bit more performance overall. One thing I notice is better temperature control. I believe that this is what the Core Parking was for. To make sure under certain circumstances a MODULE doesn't duplicate a process between the cores, by now knowing how to park one of the cores per module.
I imagine this was creating excess heat and bottlenecking the FPU during single threaded processes.

Maybe we'll be able to Overclock with less Volts and Heat now. Gonna have to try it out a bit.
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I might be stupid but I think that the power draw is less now (when idling) with the patches. Used to be above 200w with all the power saving features off. ~160w now and I have wmp running. 330w when running CPU benchie in CB. 390w before.. Is this possible? Or is my Belkin just pulling my leg?
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I might be stupid but I think that the power draw is less now (when idling) with the patches. Used to be above 200w with all the power saving features off. ~160w now and I have wmp running. 330w when running CPU benchie in CB. 390w before.. Is this possible? Or is my Belkin just pulling my leg?

You bring up a good point. Anyone else out there with a kill-o-watt that can do a pre/post patch power consumption run?
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The patch shows some good increases, but we wont know the true power of the new Bulldozer architecture until Piledriver and when Windows 8 is released.
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