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Old August 21, 2012, 08:06 PM
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why is microsoft the only company that makes drivers for Intel and AMD processors?

wouldnt there be a performance boost if intel and AMD made their own drivers?
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Old August 21, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Old August 21, 2012, 09:30 PM
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Seriously ugh!
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you actually think im trolling? im being quite serious here.
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Old August 21, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Processor "drivers" are always built into the OS kernel. The manufacturer creates instruction sets and releases them to OS developers - it's up to the devs how well they code their kernel and whether or not they make use of certain instruction sets.

The fiasco between AMD and Microsoft regarding the Bulldozer patch was just AMD trying to blame Microsoft for its bad software. Processor architecture hasn't changed a whole lot in the past decade or two, and the instruction sets haven't made huge leaps and bounds for the most part. Serial is still serial regardless of how many cores you add, there just hasn't been a need for GPU style driver development.
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Old August 22, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Processor "drivers" are always built into the OS kernel. The manufacturer creates instruction sets and releases them to OS developers - it's up to the devs how well they code their kernel and whether or not they make use of certain instruction sets.

The fiasco between AMD and Microsoft regarding the Bulldozer patch was just AMD trying to blame Microsoft for its bad software. Processor architecture hasn't changed a whole lot in the past decade or two, and the instruction sets haven't made huge leaps and bounds for the most part. Serial is still serial regardless of how many cores you add, there just hasn't been a need for GPU style driver development.
thank you for your answer. now i have a better understanding about processor..."drivers"
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Old August 22, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Processor "drivers" are always built into the OS kernel.
Not so. The kernels are made to support certain instruction sets but there are definitely drivers for your processor, go look in device manager. The drivers are mainly for power management stuff like throttling.
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