Hey guys, I just have one more quesiton about the fx8150. Since it excels in newer, heavier-threaded games like battlefield 3, I could definitely see this thing future-proofing my machine. But since in older, lighter-thread games it slows to a snails pace I was wondering what could be done to fix this.
My first guess (and this idea's been thrown around on OCN) would be to disable one core per module, so there are 4 cores and 4 modules. Then, since there are half as many cores being used, the 4 remaining cores could have extra voltage and be pushed even more. I guess, essentially, this is what turbo mode is right? But is there a possibility that the BD is performing horribly in older games like Far cry 2 and crysis 1 because since these gaes aren't heavily treaded, they should be disabling like, say, half the cores and boosting the remaining ones over 4.2Ghz? Or is it already doing that and still failing and not sailing?
If that's the case though, then that's the software issue everyone is talking about? If so, I don't mind manually making these adjustments in AMD overdrive (if BD supports it) before booting up these older games. And even then, in the end, it's all for OLDER games. And I'm also assuming that's why everyone's saying BD is way ahead of its time.
If I got this right, please dont flame me. While this may all seem obvious to you, I'm still learning about CPU architecture and I've got a long way to go.. But this^ is all I need to know to decide on my purchase.
Edited by Grlzzly - 10/15/11 at 1:14pm