AMD FX 8150 processor review [Guru3D.com]

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  1. Guru3D News

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    We review the AMD FX 8150 processor today. Previously know as Zambezi with its Bulldozer cores today the FX series is released. It will be AMD's most high-end and complicated to fab processor series...

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  2. The Postman

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    Excellent review boss !!!
     
  3. Zboe

    Zboe Master Guru

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    The review was good, thoroughly done and well put together. I gotta say that I am not impressed with the effort from the AMD side of things however.
     
  4. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Great review, glad I waited for your final word on BD!

    Can't say I'm too happy about the results, I can say this will be the last AMD rig I'll have in awhile though.
     

  5. Clawedge

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    DAMMIT! i wanted to be the first to comment! anyway, hope AMD releases a 65watt chip soon

    8 cores at 65 watts is what i want
     
  6. NoviceRei

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    as always, good review boss! nicely done. :)
     
  7. NomadicX

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    I'll be happy with it, no reason to jump ship just yet. Thanks for the great review G3D
     
  8. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Great review. AMD had potential but they fcuk'd up the execution on the consumer end. Seeing how many server workloads are multithreaded, it will surely thrive there, but not on the consumer market. Hopefully Piledriver or Steamroller will bring it back to the table.

    In the meantime, I'll budget a Sandy/Ivy Bridge rig since it won't be a direct upgrade for me or just get a nice ASUS EEEPad Transformer 2 when that comes out with my FX upgrade budget set aside for December.

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  9. fr33k

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    I'll stick with my current one until something better than the 2600k comes out.
    I have to admit this was quite the flop as far as anticipated processors though.
     
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    awesome review fit right between intel 2500 and 2600 and can shine with multi thread!! close and sometimes beating 2600. Very nice using it for video transcoding and graphic work.
     

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    Hmm, I'll keep my 1100T, until the next version of the chip comes, hopefully there will be some improvements, or go i7 2600K, but I'm not really up to forking out $500 for motherboard and CPU at the moment either.
     
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  12. Iggyblack

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    at stock clocks, overclock that 2600K to 4.6GHz and you'll see different results.

    i have no idea how AMD could have managed to screw up this bad :(
     
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    Major Melchett Ancient Guru

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    Great review G3D, i always look for yours 1st as your about the only tech site i trust with fair results.
     
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    ...and then oc the BD to 4.6 and you see close to the same results as 2600k@ 4.8.
    it really does compete well but its far overpriced at the moment.
     
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    the review had the BD @ 4.6 and the 2600K was at stock speeds just so you know....
     

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    i think youre misreading it. if you look at the review, the BD oc'd to 4.6ghz comes close to the i7 2600k at stock clocks in some benches and beats the i7 at stock clocks in some.

    so, crank up the i7 from its 3.4ghz stock clock up to 4.5ghz like mine, and bulldozer falls behind pretty easily.

    but overall, i'd say amd released a fairly decent product. its just not as great as it could have been though. with my old 1090t with all cores overclocked to 4ghz, my vantage CPU score was around 21000. so seeing that bulldozer oc'd to 4.6ghz only scores around 23000 for the CPU score in vantage (which can support up to 24 threads iirc) makes it seem like the performance per core is notably weaker. could just be because im thinking of them as cores instead of modules though.
     
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    Where in the review did it state the 2600k was at 4.8Ghz? I couldn't find it.

    In the FC2 result the 4.6 Ghz 8150 was still 28 FPS behind a stock clocked 2600 (from what I can tell)?
     
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    @both^ thought he was talking about multithreading only. And this is from more than just his review ^^
     
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    excellent review, grim price-to-performance ratio.
     
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    I have read a few others as well and they all seem to line up pretty well. I think this chip is well suited for server use but I would never recommend it for home use unless it got (until it does get?) substantially cheaper.
     

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