Microsoft outs AMD Bulldozer Performance Update Windows 7

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AMD has just posted a blog announcing the availability of a scheduler update for the Windows 7 operating system. The hotfix was developed by Microsoft, based on the Windows 8 scheduler code.

Unfortunately, the performance benefits only amount to 1-2% on average, not to the 10% that AMD claims to have seen during initial testing of Windows 8. Also, not every application got a performance boost in AMD's tests, especially the heavily-threaded ones which use all 8 cores of the AMD FX-8150.

This is explainable by the fact that such programs are

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