HOTFIX

January 11th, 2012

Microsoft Tries Again: Second Win 7 Bulldozer Hotfix Now Available

After their first attempt to improve Bulldozer performance through a Windows 7 scheduler was quickly pulled due to performance issues, Microsoft is yet again trying by introducing a new core scheduler update.  As we reported in our original Bulldozer review, AMD made it abundantly apparent that Bulldozer couldn’t realize its full potential under a Windows [...]

December 15th, 2011

Microsoft Gives AMD’s ‘Bulldozer’ an Update

This patch has been pulled by Microsoft as some users have complained that it actually further lowers performance. See this story. Microsoft today released a hotfix for Windows 7 users using AMD’s ‘Bulldozer’ chips that aims to address performance issues with simultaneous multithreading. According to the hotfix page: This article introduces an update that optimizes [...]

December 17th, 2009

ATI Releases 9.12 Drivers AND 9.12 Hotfix

ATI has pulled a rabbit out of their hats today by releasing not only their usual monthly update with the 9.12 WHQL drivers but have also release a hotfix that brings additional functionality to certain series of cards. While the claimed performance improvements are minimal for single GPU configurations, one of the main highlights is the addition [...]

September 25th, 2009

AMD/ATI Releases Hotfixed Drivers for 5800 Series Video Cards

Those lucky few owners of ATI’s new Radeon HD 5800 series video cards, may find themselves in a bit of a bind if trying to install the  latest Catalyst 9.9 drivers, as it does not officially support the Cypress series chips yet. As such, this morning AMD has opened up a hotfixed driver package to [...]