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I'm hoping for a minimum of ~5% improvement then I'll grab one.
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I'm hoping for a minimum of ~5% improvement then I'll grab one.

It'd be a nice upgrade for you I think. AM3+ has turned out to be a very upgradable socket.
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It'd be a nice upgrade for you I think. AM3+ has turned out to be a very upgradable socket.

Yeah, I would love to upgrade my CPU but the current FX CPUs are not worth the upgrade. I just want this thing to be a decent improvement over the FX 8350 so I can grab it.
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Uh.... the Northbridge has nothing at all to do with any CPU related task. It's a switch designed to talk to HyperTransport, and everything on the motherboard that isn't RAM. (Southbridge, back IO pannel, expansion slots, etc) and to support virtual addressing of those connections (IOMMU).

Also, switching threads between 2 cores is a bad idea. If you run at 4Ghz, no matter how many cores you have, you have only 4Ghz worth of time. Why waste time moving things to a different core? Run 2 billion cycles here, move it, run 2 billion there... why? You don't gain anything at all.

I was thinking more along the lines of - cut the single threaded code in half and divide it between the two cores in a module. So half the work per core. It would be strange to patch it back together at the end, but isn't that how Multithreaded code works?
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Yeah, I would love to upgrade my CPU but the current FX CPUs are not worth the upgrade. I just want this thing to be a decent improvement over the FX 8350 so I can grab it.

Same here. I'm still on just a quad but I have a nice Deneb that can game all day long at 4.3Ghz+ and bench at 4.4Ghz. Until more games are effectively using more than 4 threads, I see no reason to upgrade at least until notable IPC improvements are made. If a year from now there still isn't a viable AMD upgrade for me, I may move to Intel.
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According to who?

Most refreshes just retire the initial products and replace them with marginal speed bumps. I'd expect something more akin to the change from 1090T to 1100T or 2600k to 2700k; about ~3% better stock performance at the same price point.

It might be more, but I wouldn't get my hopes up.

^This.

Its not new spin on the FX like steam roller will be, or even what piledriver was to BD. Its only gonna be a stock clock bump like ^he said.

This is 100% irrelevant if you plan on overclocking anyways. Unless they are binned higher which even then would not be worth the wait and price tag.
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The pipeline in SB/IB is actually fairly long, it's no-where near a Pentium 4 or Bulldozer but it's very long still, Intel have managed to ensure that it can be much shorter in as many scenarios as possible so clock speeds still go high but IPC remains high, I'd imagine AMD is mainly trying to work on that and power consumption.

sandy bridge and bulldozer pipeline both roughly 15-19 stages from the reading I have done
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Wait so the new Piledrivers just have increased stock clocks? frown.gif

That's what the 2700k was remember? tongue.gif
     
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I was thinking more along the lines of - cut the single threaded code in half and divide it between the two cores in a module. So half the work per core. It would be strange to patch it back together at the end, but isn't that how Multithreaded code works?

Not at all.
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Not at all.

Thanks. I always enjoy to ask these questions. I'll go back to my closet now....ph34r-smiley.gif
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