Originally Posted by slaWter
Yeah real nice! Disabling "cores" is definitely the way to go after buying a new CPU!
This gets better by the day, good job AMD
Just poking in your fanboi shot before even reading I see? You should actually be rooting this guy on, because if AMD does go bankrupt, how much you think you will pay for ONE Intel CPU?
Now, just to let you know WHY it works.
You disable the modules, and you can share their cache among the other 4 cores. This only works in single threads.
Furthermore, you totally missed my comment about DGLee saying if you just re-arrange the cores to 0,2,4,6 and 1,3,5,7 you can manage the same performance. Windows 7 can't currently do this (it can for hyperthreading, though), and assigns affinity in succession. It will be known soon whether it works or not, Asus gave him the new bios to test.