When the benchmarks arrive, i doubt it can even hit 2% increase in most apps... AMD Claims up to 10% increase not that it is a constant 10% everywhere, as AMD claims:
*Our testing shows that not every application realizes a performance boost. In fact, heavily threaded apps (those designed to use all 8 cores), get little or no uplift from this hotfix – they are already maxing out the processor. In other cases, the uplift averages out to a 1-2 percent uplift. *
Source here: http://blogs.amd.com/play/2012/01/11...AMD+at+Play%29
I tried the beta, i know it was not finished and most games i tried to bench I THINK i did gain half a frame... but it could just have been my imagination.
Oh gee 1/2fps more raw performance! you know how that half a frame can do a difference in gaming...
Gona try these new patches and see if there is actually any performance increase, i think its just not worth the time installing them but we will see.