Originally Posted by Ace Telekinesis
Still though il be interested to see the difference AVX 256bit makes on windows 7 service pack 1 when it is released in a few months and I have my bulldozer. From what ive read they cleam the performance tweaks will make a substantial difference but it could just be marketing hype so the proof will be in the pudding/benchmarks.
It nearly doubled the floating point out put we saw in LinX/IBT.. With Sandy Bridge chips.
That said floating point on a cpu is nearly dead, which is one of the reasons AMD cut theirs in half.
128 bit per core, capable of combing into one 256 bit pipeline, but where the SB chips will have 8 256bit pipelines on their 8 core cpu, bulldozer will only have 4 on its 8 core cpu (edit: 4 256 bit pipelines combined or 8 126 bit pipelines)
Does it really matter? Not really, almost nothing done on the cpu is FP anymore.Edited by BallaTheFeared - 2/16/11 at 4:58pm