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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.

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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
post #2 of 69
Has anyone measured power consumption with the new patches? I think that was the main thing that would have been fixed.
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Actually software CAN.

the cpu's design isn't being used by current OS's (not to full extent)

Windows 8 might help multi threaded work load.

but it's IPC will remain the same.. and ultimatly it;'s achillies heel.
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Well on the basis of this it doesn't look like anything can save Bulldozer, Piledriver (or perhaps what comes after it) can't come soon enough.
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post #5 of 69
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Originally Posted by Lime View Post

Has anyone measured power consumption with the new patches? I think that was the main thing that would have been fixed.

All you had to do is click on the link and read the power consumption chart.
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Nothing new to what i expected,
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post #7 of 69
417

Basically GPU limited at 2560x1600.
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While those test looks fine for BD once better GPUs come out it will fall much lower. Think of it as 1280x720 difference they have now will be 1920x1080 in 2 years.
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Originally Posted by Lime View Post

Has anyone measured power consumption with the new patches? I think that was the main thing that would have been fixed.

They did in the article if you read it its in there...
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post #10 of 69
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Well on the basis of this it doesn't look like anything can save Bulldozer, Piledriver (or perhaps what comes after it) can't come soon enough.

Why not??? There is no reason that PileDriver cannot be a beast... Would you like to elaborate or your statement???
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