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Old 10-31-11, 05:29 PM   #136
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Default Re: Official AMD FX Bulldozer review thread!

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Originally Posted by Dazz View Post
The problem with AMD's CPU's it does not turbo very often so comparing is pointless as it is 3.6GHz Vs 4.3GHz. The 4.2GHz is only done in short intervals so makes very little diffrence. This is due to work being carred out on all cores even back ground work for windows. For Bulldozer to turbo the core need to be full idle. Intel Turbo is much more effcient in this case and last far longer.
FWIW, I have no problems with AMD's turbo under Linux. I can clearly observe that Turbo works when I load 1-3 cores on my 1100T.

Of course there's no runaway background stuff outside my control there.
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