Originally Posted by HybLeaf
Hmm well I've seen some benches, where one module was disabled on each core, so it was left at one module per core. And from there it close to the 2500k, I believe, so that can be another alternative, and since you have less "cores" to deal with, you should be able to reach a higher OC at a lower voltage, potentially giving the 2500k a fighting chance?
Better then nothing, my 2 cents
from the tests I saw you CAN win from 0 to 10% or more (on 1-4 threads softwares) on the FX 8100 by disabling one core per module (4m/4t), BUT you will loose a 50% gain in many of the other cases (which benefit from 4+ cores),
and the gain isn't enough to clearly beat a Phenom II at the same clock, and the performance loss on the MT cases will place you well behind the SBs on the only area the BD is competitive in some tests,