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Bulldozer fix?

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December 6, 2012 10:51:04 AM

I can't remember exactly, but a little bit ago I thought I heard something about a bios update or bug fix or SOMETHING that decently increased the performance of the fx bulldozer series. It didn't make bulldozer what it was supposed to be, but was a fairly large improvement nevertheless. Not sure where I heard this but it wasn't all that long ago. Am I mistaken or misinformed?

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December 6, 2012 1:27:53 PM

BIOS's are for motherboards and don't usually include CPU microcode updates.
- hint hint.
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December 6, 2012 1:51:24 PM

You mean disabling some certain cores etc?
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December 6, 2012 2:37:38 PM

There was a Windows update that adjusted how threads were scheduled on BD, which in some cases saw performance increase. Others saw a performance decrease though. Depended on workload.
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