Round 1 Revisited!
CPU: AMD FX 8150 @ 4.8 Ghz
With Patch vs. Without Patch
First Pass - Single Core Performance!
Single core Performance increases by 2.3% with both Windows 7 Patches installed. This isn't grossly significant, but still welcome! At 4.8 Ghz the AMD FX 8150 manages to beat an i7-875k @ 4.0 Ghz by about 4%.
Second Pass - Multi-Core Performance!
When all cores are active, the windows 7 patch actually manages to bring improvement of +2.4%. This pushes the performance of the AMD FX 8150 @ 4.8 Ghz above the i5 2500k @ 5.0 Ghz by a whopping +21% and below that of an i7 2600k @ 5.0 Ghz by only -1%.
So far these patches look like a welcome boost in performance!