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I hope this milks a little more performance out of these chips.
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As we reported in our original Bulldozer review, AMD made it abundantly apparent that Bulldozer couldn’t realize its full potential under a Windows 7 environment. Their reasoning behind these claims was directed towards Windows 7′s core scheduling which just couldn’t take advantage of the new, advanced architecture.

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One question.

Did it work?

I mean, how could it really make its performance that much better.
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Looks like they completed it...I heard it wasn't coming out till 2012 so I though it would be later in the year. Kind of surprising that it happened so early.

Though it looks like it met most every one's expectations...1-10% performance gains depending on what you are doing. That isn't enough to really help in benches...but every percent counts.
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wish I still had my fx 8150 to bench away
    
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No you dont. tongue.gif
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I would.
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But still..
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Now for some benches...
    
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There is another thread here on OCN quoting AMD's blog.

Here is what they said:
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The best possible cases for improvement are applications that use ½ cores in your AMD FX processor. In our testing using the AMD FX-8150 processor, we found the best improvement in wPrime, Left 4 Dead 2, and Lost Planet. Below you’ll find links to the patches:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2646060

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2645594

Our testing shows that not every application realizes a performance boost. In fact, heavily threaded apps (those designed to use all 8 cores), get little or no uplift from this hotfix – they are already maxing out the processor. In other cases, the uplift averages out to a 1-2 percent uplift. But heck, it is free performance, and this is the scheduler model that will be used in Windows 8 (along with some further enhancements), so why not add it to your list of downloads?


It is a good thing they are saying things exactly how they are.
 
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