Originally Posted by transhour
fx-4100 didn't do half bad in these test, in most, better than the fx-8150, but that apu that was in there, was doing quite well as well, maybe there is something to die shrinking the thuban to 32nm or coming out with a octo-core phenom II.
that should be the first clue, that something ain't right with the software etc. My suspicion is that the data for various threads is being spread all over the cpu caches and its making the cpu waste lots of cycles moving, colating etc the data to and from system memory/l3 l2 etc etc etc.
So changes to the scheduler design of windows and linux could pay huge performance dividends.
but that remains to be seen still.
We shall have to wait for a bulldozer optimized scheduler to see what comes of this long term.
die shrunk phenom2 is here, fm1 socket athalons are available right now. per your request.