Bulldozer on Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by gibbs007, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. VirtualLarry

    VirtualLarry Lifer

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    Exactly. We don't want an "AMDZone" and an "IntelZone" on these boards.
     
  2. guskline

    guskline Diamond Member

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    Gibbs007's question is interesting because I doubt MS had much time to "tweak" the original Windows 8 Developer preview relased last fall (too close to the Bulldozer release). Now that the Win 8 consumer preview edition was released it will be interesting to see what, if any, code changes were made to the OS to address the Bulldozer CPU. I installed the new Win 8 software on a spare 250g sata HD to run on my 1100Thuban as well as try it on my Intel 2500k machines. Honestly the boot up time for a mechanical HD is faster but I struggle with the Metro UI.

    The real test would be to compare the Win 8 developer preview release and the newer Win 8 Consumer preview to see if there is any difference.
     
  3. gmaster456

    gmaster456 Golden Member

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    I would wait until the Final release for a final judgement. Although the consumer preview should be able to give us a rough idea.
     
  4. denev2004

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    I guess Windows 8's thread scheduler has the same method to organize threads as the new Windows 7 with Hot-fixed does
     
  5. busydude

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    I don't understand AMD's position here. Anyone with a single functioning neuron can understand that this hotfix does not change anything. yes, it makes it up to 10% faster in lightly threaded applications.. big deal! I would have more respect for AMD if they admitted that this was a botched release, like the developers of Deus EX: Human Revolution.
     
  6. Chiropteran

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    I agree that the Metro UI makes Windows 8 look like a botched release, but AMD has nothing to do with it and it's also not released yet.
     
  7. podspi

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    Pretty much every power user hates the Metro UI, but people who use their computer casually seem to like it.

    Anyway, I also want to see some updated benches on Win 8, though I expect those will come from reputable sources (AT, etc) after RTM.
     
  8. formulav8

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    I haven't downloaded it mainly because you apparently can't disable that yucky Metro interface. When/If MS fixes that....
     
  9. pelov

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    Nothing us desktop folk like more than the stripping away features and streamlining products ;)

    It is an abhorrent thing, isn't it? I don't think I'd use it on a tablet, never mind a desktop PC or laptop.

    As to the original question at hand, there was a test tom's hardware did with windows 8 dev build from last year, so take these figures with a grain of salt. I'm also not certain that the win7 scheduler updates is the exact scheduler we'll see in win8.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8150-zambezi-bulldozer-990fx,3043-23.html