|"MS patches Windows Windows Server 2008 R2 to boost Bulldozer performance"|
MS removes Bulldozer patch to boost performance back to previous disappointing levels:
According to Microsoft, this patch increases performance anywhere between 2-7%, which is not bad for a software update. However, upon releasing the update into the wild, there were users that reported problems and even performance decrease. In order to address the matter, Microsoft pulled down the patch.
However, less than 24 hours after introduction, Microsoft pulled the patch. We contacted AMD and Microsoft and received an answer from AMD first. For starters, AMD was surprised that Microsoft decided to post the patch in its current form, because:
"there are actually two updates needed for AMD Bulldozer CPU architecture. Microsoft posted just the first patch and we do not believe users would benefit in any way from it. The patch was originally scheduled for the first quarter 2012 and then the users will see tangible performance benefits when using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems."
There you have it folks, Microsoft jumped the gun and released an incomplete update. We've been told that the official statements regarding this patch will be released by both AMD and Microsoft in due course.