Originally Posted by Shamrock
DGLee is onto something. Asus has even given him a new BIOS to try out. Disabling 4 core modules, in some cases, gives +20% performance.
He also thinks that if you have Windows recognize the cores in odd and even order(cores 0,2,4,6, then 1,3,5,7) it will be faster, but in current form, the cores are read in order. 1-8.
Wait for a couple months and see what takes place. The I had a Phenom 9850 o/c it to 3.0ghz and I was very happy with it. I then upgraded to a 965BE o/c'd to 3.9 and I'm also very happy with it.
3 months down the road when the 8170 is out and they have had some time to update some config settting, we may see these cpu's as a viable alternative.
I can't help by thinking AMD's slogan right now is "The future is Fusion" maybe that's the basket in which they've placed their eggs....and these multi module processors are strictly a server product adapted to desktop usage in a half assed manner.