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I've posted this in the AMD CPU forum as well, and thought this would be a good place also for those who are interested but don't hang out over in AMD CPUs... Let the discussion begin!
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An update to optimize the performance of AMD Bulldozer CPUs that are used by Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computers is available

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2592546/

Other source: Tech PowerUp
http://www.techpowerup.com/156844/AMD-Bulldozer-gets-an-Update-from-Microsoft..html

Mod Edit:patch is incomplete...see this thread
http://www.overclock.net/t/1185595/bsn-microsoft-releases-amd-bulldozer-patch-by-mistake-incomplete-update/0_20

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We all know that BD has potential to beat SB, but Windows is holding it back with it's task scheduling. Hopefully this will boost performance by a large amount.
    
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Interested to see the changes in performance. I don't have any huge expectations, but I'm hoping for some increases!
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post #4 of 117
Win 8 showed ~5% improvement so the hotfix should be similar.
post #5 of 117
so the magic update that everyone is waiting for. benchmarks please smile.gif
post #6 of 117
at best i guess 10~20% boost
post #7 of 117
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Originally Posted by snelan View Post

We all know that BD has potential to beat SB, but Windows is holding it back with it's task scheduling. Hopefully this will boost performance by a large amount.

Beat it in multithreading, yeah.
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post #8 of 117

I don't think this will make a difference large enough outside the margin or error.

 

Although if you pair this with PD's "marketed improvements" and it might be nippin at SB heels...

 

MIGHT

 

(far fethed, I know)

 

(waits for benchies)

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Well, I'm an FX150 user, and although I don't really feel that my Bulldozer is slow by any means on Windows 7 Ultimate, I guess I'll give it a shot and see if there's any difference to be had
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Oooh, come on Bulldozer owners, get benching! tongue.gif
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