AMD FX-8150 with Microsoft KB2592546 put through "before and after" patch tests

AMD FX-8150 and Microsoft patch put through some tests.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Dec 20 2011 2:23 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:30 PM CST

There was a patch that was released by Microsoft last week (KB2592546) for Windows, where it was claimed it would improve performance of systems powered by AMD's latest processor architecture, Bulldozer.

AMD FX-8150 with Microsoft KB2592546 put through before and after patch tests | TweakTown.com

What the patch did, was make the OS aware of the way AMD's Bulldozer cores are structured, so it could effectively make use of the parallelism at its disposal. Microsoft a few days later, pulled the patch. But, this is the Internet.

SweOverclockers' had enough time to do a "before and after" performance test of the new AMD FX-8150 processor, with the now pulled patch. The results of SweOverclockers' tests are in the picture above. "tidigare" is before, "nytt" is after, and "skillnad" is change. The chip has been put through a fair amount of tests, some synthetic CPU-intensive tasks, and real-world gaming performance tests.

The results are actually, not that good, and this is most likely the reason the patch was pulled.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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