Originally Posted by pietro sk
SBÂ´s turbo is very important "bent-marketing" feature, just watch lower SB cpus without turbo, or models with weaker turbo.
bulldozer will have nexgen turbo, so there i also expect some bent-marketing
(it will be fun watching these two in tests)
Last I checked Phenom II also has turbo mode.
Also last I checked SB chips are getting a sustained -bigadv PPD of around 50k with a 4.9GHz overclock.
Either you're wrong about Intels Turbo, or F@H is so bias that it reads 4.9GHz Intel Model /w HT and automatically changes the PPD and TPP based on the CPUID.
Originally Posted by JF-AMD
The point I was making was that if you had an 8-core processor and wanted to run a 4-thread app, then having 2 modules gated off would probably give you better overall performance (due to Turbo CORE) than trying to run all modules with one thread on the module.
I was not saying buy an 8-core if you think you will never need more than 4 cores. Just buy a 4-core BD.
Sorry for the confusion JF.
So if I understand this right, BD "Turbo CORE" feature works off how many modules are active, not how many threads are active per module? So turbo core will work better if two threads are run on 1 module allowing higher power gating with 3 inactive modules, whereas running two threads on two modules will only allow power gating for two of the other modules being shut down?Edited by BallaTheFeared - 4/11/11 at 6:04pm