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Old 10-15-11, 04:56 AM   #64
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Default Re: Official AMD FX Bulldozer review thread!

I think it is quite interesting currently windows assigns treads to each core preventing turbo from kicking in properly and windows 8 will load the first cores then parking the others to allow turbo to kick in. So there are two ways. 20% single treaded performance increase does put it well past a Phenom II and into the Bloomfield performance range, still no Sandy. It does give an option for gamers however and means overclocking and tweaking is there but a lot more difficult compared to Intel’s brute force way. I think i might get a 8120 and play with it. By disabling the 4 cores power consumption should drop dramatically. From what Toms hardware with Windows 8 now parking cores idle power consumption is only slightly higher than a Sandy bridge.
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