With all of that said, the point of this exercise was to test for improvements in AMD's most recent architecture after several months of patches to Windows 7 and firmware updates. Unfortunately, in our benchmark suite, which is largely made up of applications that our audience has requested over the past year, the speed-ups we were hoping for were not apparent. Only a single application benefited noticeably as a result of the HPC mode that prevents frequency drops in heavy workloads. Thus, most of the discussion surrounding scheduling optimizations remains theoretical, rather than practical.
EDIT: Source 2
I understand that something like this got posted before, but this one is more thorough than the past one.
I can't say I didn't see this one coming. Software can't fix architectural problems.
Edited by airisom2 - 1/28/12 at 9:11am