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Review Consensus: AMD FX Processor 8150 Underwhelming

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#1
It's been in the works for over three years now. That's right, the first we heard of "Bulldozer" as a processor architecture under development was shortly after the launch of "Barcelona" K10 architecture. Granted, it wasn't possible to load close to 2 billion transistors on the silicon fab technology AMD had at the time, but AMD had a clear window over the last year to at least paper-launch the AMD FX. Delays and bad marketing may have cost AMD dearly in shaping up the product for the market.

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Well at least the price is right, although I did expect more from Bulldozer.. turns out it was just a toy truck to intel after all. :/
 
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Well at least the price is right, although I did expect more from Bulldozer.. turns out it was just a toy truck to intel after all. :/
IMO the price is a little off. I'd be hard pressed to pay more than $200 for the 8150 model. If anything, the long-term overclocked power draw will bump the cost up a chunk.
 
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IMO the price is a little off. I'd be hard pressed to pay more than $200 for the 8150 model. If anything, the long-term overclocked power draw will bump the cost up a chunk.
Judging from the Guru3D reviews, at 4.6ghz the 8150FX barely beats the 2600k at stock in 3Dmark06 by 300ish points and at the same time consumes almost triple the power.


8150FX - 586w consumption at 4.8ghz

2600k - 313w at 5ghz

......imo these are very bloody poor results, I have no idea how the market works but I just hope Intel won't decide to hike up their prices with their upcoming Ivy.
 
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......imo these are very bloody poor results, I have no idea how the market works but I just hope Intel won't decide to hike up their prices.
Why on Earth would they? They will sell 3x as many CPU's at the current price point as they would if they raised their price. If anything, they could stand to lower the cost a tad bit and out value BD while outperforming it. Let's not forget that SB has been out since February, so anyone who wanted this level of performance could have already had it for almost a year.
 
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I was hoping that the performance might be equal to 2600k or better ... so that I can start my First AMD build ... now I'll just have to go ahead and buy the 2600k or wait and go for the 2700k ...

Better luck next time AMD ...
 
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atleast it doesnt cost around 1000$ as the last gen FX, but meh, this is REALLY bad for business AMD, you just shot yourself in the foot.

yeah call me fanboi, i stick with my 2600K
 
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atleast it doesnt cost around 1000$ as the last gen FX, but meh, this is REALLY bad for business AMD, you just shot yourself in the foot.

yeah call me fanboi, i stick with my 2600K
At least when they had $1000 CPU's they were top notch by a long shot. These are middle of the pack and even priced questionably considering their current offerings...
 
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They might as well have called it Phenom III...
 
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Probly would fix it right on its revision..but man.. it suck indeed.
 
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lol how long have you been saving that for
I got it from another user who posted it in a thread in [H]ardocp's forum. What's your point? :rolleyes:
 

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AMD did it again but I was expecting that it will be slower than Intel's top of the line CPUs.
 
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Such summaries should be done at the end of product review done here on TPU. I don't see any value added by that kind of product summary. Specially before even a review here is done.
 
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AMD's main segment right now are low and mid end APU's. Maybe they can't beat Intel at highest end but then again they don't have any competition in those lower segments where users expect low price and high performance even for gaming. Which AMD APU's can deliver.

And even if the higher end CPU's aren't as fast, if the price is good, it doesn't really matter.
 
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those benchmarks are really strange. 1 minute the bulldozer goes head to head with intel on really heavy workloads then on lighter stuff seems to fall over. also the intel cpu's seem to always be given the advantage eg higher memory speeds for i7 etc. it also used 1333 and 1600 memory , i thought bulldozer was surposed to use 1866.
 
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Such summaries should be done at the end of product review done here on TPU. I don't see any value added by that kind of product summary. Specially before even a review here is done.
:shadedshu I disagree.

What?!? Are you mad that TPU has published the facts? This "bulldozer" sucks, period! Poor performance, extremely power-hungry, not competitive price-wise, I mean, who the hell in their right mind would purchase such a piss-poor product?!? LMAO... :laugh:
 
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Bemusing how the Phenom II x6 can beat it in some tests, surely it should be better all round than PII as it's a new architecture so even if BD can't best SB it SHOULD be better than their last generation, no???
 
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the funny thing is amd would have got more proformace if they just did a 32nm die skrink on the thuban
 

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Bemusing how the Phenom II x6 can beat it in some tests, surely it should be better all round than PII as it's a new architecture so even if BD can't best SB it SHOULD be better than their last generation, no???
That is dissapointing aye, but on the other hand it's on par with 2500k and even 2600k in heavily threaded stuff. Some users will be happy.