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  • AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

    I wasn't expecting to see AMD Bulldozer Reviews all over the internet when I came to work this morning, but it appears the Bulldozer embargo was lifted today. Here are a couple articles:

    Anandtech FX-8150 Bulldozer Review

    Techreport FX-8150 Bulldozer Review


    ***Spoiler Alert for those who want to read the reviews themselves***

    Overall, I think the performance in these new chips are really disappointing. Many of us were expecting Bulldozer to at least match and possibly exceed the numbers that a Core i5 2500k Sandy Bridge could produce. The FX-8150 Bulldozer really only excels in heavily multithreaded benchmarks where its 8 cores are fully utilized, but in more typical workloads of 1-4 cores, its performance is not much better than a Phenom II.

    Haha, I also think there is a valuable lesson here to not put too much stock in leaked benchmarks off of shady Russian/Chinese websites.
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    Re: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

    so I guess my 6 core AM3 upgrade looks better now?
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    • #3
      Re: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

      http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...90fx,3043.html

      Not good for gaming.
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        Re: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

        Originally posted by Ven View Post
        so I guess my 6 core AM3 upgrade looks better now?
        Haha, well I wouldn't recommend buying a new motherboard along with a Bulldozer CPU anymore. I suppose getting a top of the line Phenom II X6 wouldn't be a bad idea. I still think your best bet is to try overclocking your 945 first.
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          Re: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

          X6 1050T owner here.

          No reason to upgrade, that's for sure!

          Sigh...
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          • #6
            Re: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

            Am so glad I just went ahead and got the i5-2500k now and didn't wait for this!
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              Re: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

              Originally posted by VoodooIT View Post
              Haha, I also think there is a valuable lesson here to not put too much stock in leaked benchmarks off of shady Russian/Chinese websites.
              Hah. Indeed. Disappointing news.

              What's the price supposed to be on the FX-8150?

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              • #8
                Re: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

                pricing from newegg
                http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...name=FX-Series
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                • #9
                  Re: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

                  It was actually available on Newegg yesterday, but sold out during the day. FX-8150 was listed at $280 and that is the flagship, 3.6 GHz 8-core model. There is a slower clocked 3.1 GHz, 8-core model that is still available for $220.
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                  • #10
                    Re: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

                    So more expensive than the 2500K and the 2500K is faster in 90% of every day usage, disappointed especially since I wanted AMD to swing hard with bulldozer.
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                      Re: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

                      Really too bad. I like to see competition because as consumers we win.
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                      • #12
                        Re: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

                        The 6100 for $190. Not overly impressed unless your a hard core inthusiest and have all the bells and whistles, 3rd pary cooling and are planning on hard OCing to the max. I will stick with my 1100T x6 OC'd for now.
                        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103962


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                        • #13
                          Re: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

                          I too am a bit bummed. I was hoping this would be a wow line from AMD, which would give Intel some competition for the soon to be out Ivy Bridge. But considering this just barely competes with the current Sandy Bridge, and Ivy bridge is a die shrink and more (tick cycle), I guess I'm holding out for Intel.

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                            Re: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Reviewed

                            It sounds like they wasted their die area on making it an 8-core processor. They might've had a better consumer product if they had focused on creating a more efficient 4-core or 6-core design with higher IPC. 8-cores is nice for server workloads or people who do a lot of video encoding, but that's just not a typical workload for consumers/enthusiasts.
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