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AMD 'Bulldozer' gets an Update from Microsoft.

Discussion in 'News' started by TheMailMan78, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. TheMailMan78

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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.

    You can download the Hotfix here.
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    Good news for BD owners !
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    Bring on the reviews AGAIN!!
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    Link to the actual article?
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    Looking forward to seeing some REAL benches. I just hope its not a 5% jump or something small.

    Sometimes.......just sometimes WE ARE THE ARTICLE YO!
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    even if it was 5% its better than nothing, at least it shuts up those who said the patch was BS.

    great news, someone get the benchmarks on.
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    Someone with a bulldozer chip do a before and after benchmark and see what you get?
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    We should be able to get some numbers pretty dang fast here on TPU, plenty of people here have FX's. I sold my Bulldozer rig already so I can't provide numbers unfortunately.
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    A couple times on GPU I beat the "big boys" to a story. It's not easy. Well done.

    On topic : Come on BD owners ... benchies !!
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    Can't see download link D:
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    I look forward to seeing what difference it makes.
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    I would really love to see some benchmarks of how this performs.
    hellrazor and afw say thanks.
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    Just yesterday I was saying this didnt exist, I need to learn to stfu, hat eating time.

    I only have novabench on my PC.

    What tests you wanna see done? mind no graphics stuff as Im running on a 3850 crossfire setup right now and no overclocking results as im on stock till my new water pump come in.

    I have the hotfix just not installed it yet
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    Right think I got it now so will install, anyone want to send me links to benches to run, already have cinebench.
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    Graphics and overclocking don't matter. We want to see a before hotfix and after hotfix.
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    Shit! I sold my BD to Paulieg... I hope he can run it and show me some numbers... I have some before numbers but need the numbers after the hot fix.
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    Downloading PCmark vantage 10 min to go
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    Please post some benchies before and after if you can! txs
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    So far I'm getting lower scores.

    Great hot fix Microsoft!
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    I'm interested to see an in depth article to see if it actually does anything. Less than 5% takes the piss.
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    Looking forward to a professional review site (in English) to test it.

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