Saturday, September 24th 2011

AMD FX 8150 Looks Core i7-980X and Core i7 2600K in the Eye: AMD Benchmarks

The bets are off, it looks like Intel is in for a price-performance shock with AMD's Bulldozer, after all. In the press deck of AMD FX Processor series leaked by DonanimHaber ahead of its launch, AMD claims huge performance leads over Intel. To sum it up, AMD claims that its AMD FX 8150 processor is looking Intel's Core i7-980X in the eye in game tests, even edging past it in some DirectX 11 titles.

It is performing on par with the Core i7-2600K in several popular CPU benchmarks such as WinRAR 4, X.264 pass 2, Handbrake, 7Zip, POV Ray 3.7, ABBYY OCR, wPrime 32M, and Bibble 5.0. AMD FX 8150 is claimed to be genuinely benefiting from the FMA4 instruction set that Sandy Bridge lacks, in the OCL Performance Mandelbrot test, the FX 8150 outperforms the i7-2600K by as much as 70%. Lastly, the pricing of the FX 8150 is confirmed to be around the $250 mark. Given this, and the fact that the Core i7-2600K is priced about $70 higher, Intel is in for a price-performance shock.


Source: DonanimHaber
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854 Comments on AMD FX 8150 Looks Core i7-980X and Core i7 2600K in the Eye: AMD Benchmarks

#1
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
well thats partly do to OS and the fact alot of reviewers are using ES chips given to them by Gigabyte, and some reviews are using Retail chips
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by: crazyeyesreaper
well thats partly do to OS and the fact alot of reviewers are using ES chips given to them by Gigabyte, and some reviews are using Retail chips
I'm sorry blaming the OS for piss poor performance is laughable as an explenation for failure.
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crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
it is laughable

but broken fucking ES chips that dont support full functionality on an OS that dosent properly support it can cause issues herp derp

its kinda stacking the fail untill its ready to watch it fall

i could care less eitherway i have an Intel rig

but in games Windows 8 does offer a 4-20% performance improvement,

and I5 systems see a 2-7% performance drop in those same things

so at this point Bulldozer when tested vs Sandybridge could see a 6%-27% performance GAIN on sandybridge, but even then it still not enough to best the competition and its no where near close to being the answer to everyones prayers but it is interesting note to remember. Overall i dont care i trolled everyone in here for nearly 2 days giving false hope then i went back to the awesomeness of my Intel rig. and im an AMD fanboy honestly but eitherway.

Bulldozer is fucked up in alot of ways

i mean for christs sake Gigabyte demanded a tpu member here who does reviews test the Bulldozer chip on there 890FX board that has the black socket. and eventually he MUST test it. all the reviews using Gigabyte motherboards are using ES chips so keep that in mind as well, if you look closely, ES chips score around the same and the Retail chips score around the same but in many reviews the difference between ES and retail can be tiny or staggering.
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