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Old December 15, 2011, 09:26 AM
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Today Windows updater may have brought "Bulldozer" users a little surprise. A hotfix that increases the AMD flagship processors performance. As this "hotfix" is bleeding edge news any benchmarks have yet to be seen but this confirms Windows 7 was in fact hampering “Bulldozer” from performing at 100% in all prior benches. What percentage it was previously performing at has yet to be determined. Here is a small snippet from the Hotfix release notes.
This article introduces an update that optimizes the performance of AMD Bulldozer CPUs that are used by Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computers. Currently, the performance of AMD Bulldozer CPUs is slower than expected. This behavior occurs because the threading logic in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 is not optimized to use the Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) scheduling feature. This feature was introduced in the Bulldozer family of AMD CPUs.
Link to article: AMD 'Bulldozer' gets an Update from Microsoft. | techPowerUp

Now, will this change anything in terms of performance?
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Lets see those updated reviews please HWC!
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Old December 15, 2011, 09:49 AM
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Did anyone ever see any benchmarks on Linux when BD came out?
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yay, my fx-6100 purchase a month back may not have been in vain....
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windows not optimized to use the Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) scheduling feature

watch the CPU heat turn up now
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Curious to see real tests to see if it helped at all. I know this update was mentioned on another site and people were complaining in the comments that it made performance worse for some and only marginally better for others.

I would also see a HWC review of the 95watt version of the 8120 (have read people saying its the "best" of BD).
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Very interested to see what happens w/ this.
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windows not optimized to use the Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) scheduling feature

watch the CPU heat turn up now
AND power consumption as well...
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