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Review Consensus: AMD FX Processor 8150 Underwhelming

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did anyone actually read the HardOCP reviews, yes the bulldozer lost out in single thread performance sythetic benchmarks (SuperPi) but it was never run at its native 1866 memory speed instead cripled with 1333 or 1600, every overclock the intel system was running at 4.8Ghz and the bulldozer given 4.6Ghz with the i7's also given extra on the memory as well as clock speed (and on encoding and heavy multi thread gaming the bulldozer either came out exactly the same or in some cases ahead of i7 and i5).
its release day today so prices are abit higher but still pretty good, if they drop the price £30-£40 which will deffo happen over the next month or so ,it looks very tempting indeed.
to me thats a hell of an achevement, apart from the single thread side of things.
 
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Did you read on Hardware Canucks where they tested 1333 and 1866 memory performance and it made no difference at all.
 

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It amazes me how many Intel Fanboy's are glamoring themselves over AMD's performance. A good example is when nVidia's 4xx line up came along and ATI 6xxx series were pounding them. Heck, even some 5xxx were pounding them. Yet, the tide changed when the 5xx series came out!

I personally think that the next line up from AMD (Piledriver) will refute my statement. However time will tell. As for me, I am disappointed with FX-8150. Where is the damn press release from AMD?!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ox0Uwwd1f...Byc/aUTX1xqsTBc/s1600/Tissue-Box-Cry-Baby.jpg
The chips came out and sucked against the current line of Intel chips, facts are facts, it has nothing to do with fanboyism. It was the same way with the GTX 400 series, they ran hot as hell, consumed buckets of power and where only around 10% or so faster then the 5800 series and people criticized it.

Im still debating whether to go with an 8 core BD or not though.
 
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I believe that about it being a server cpu, pushed to the desktop market, more money for less work, theres always going to be someone to buy the cpu just because its Intel or AMD, suckers if you ask me but hey.

are there any double precision benchmarks on it yet.
 
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did anyone actually read the HardOCP reviews, yes the bulldozer lost out in single thread performance sythetic benchmarks (SuperPi) but it was never run at its native 1866 memory speed instead cripled with 1333 or 1600, every overclock the intel system was running at 4.8Ghz and the bulldozer given 4.6Ghz with the i7's also given extra on the memory as well as clock speed (and on encoding and heavy multi thread gaming the bulldozer either came out exactly the same or in some cases ahead of i7 and i5).
its release day today so prices are abit higher but still pretty good, if they drop the price £30-£40 which will deffo happen over the next month or so ,it looks very tempting indeed.
to me thats a hell of an achevement, apart from the single thread side of things.
It's all about strategics right now. AMD is in a chess game with Intel right now. AMD had Intel in check (will lower prices causing Intel to lower their prices , as well. ). Intel's next move will be Piledriver vs i7 2700k ...
 
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did anyone actually read the HardOCP reviews, yes the bulldozer lost out in single thread performance sythetic benchmarks (SuperPi) but it was never run at its native 1866 memory speed instead cripled with 1333 or 1600, every overclock the intel system was running at 4.8Ghz and the bulldozer given 4.6Ghz with the i7's also given extra on the memory as well as clock speed (and on encoding and heavy multi thread gaming the bulldozer either came out exactly the same or in some cases ahead of i7 and i5).
its release day today so prices are abit higher but still pretty good, if they drop the price £30-£40 which will deffo happen over the next month or so ,it looks very tempting indeed.
to me thats a hell of an achevement, apart from the single thread side of things.
With 4 less cores -_-.
 
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i didnt get to read the Hardware Canucks review but didnt seem to change much but they did go from cas 7 1600 to cas 9 1866.
the 4 cores thing is a strange one with these , as this is 8 threads BD vs 8 threads i7 2600k.
 

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What he said. Get Ivy Bridge :D
I already have a 990FX board, it's going to be hell trying to switch over to Intel again. I'd need a new mobo and CPU and i'd have to go through selling the 990FX board if i do.
 
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I already have a 990FX board, it's going to be hell trying to switch over to Intel again. I'd need a new mobo and CPU and i'd have to go through selling the 990FX board if i do.
i'm in the same boat. there will be little demand for AM3+ mobos
 

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OMG, AMD, this sucks for me... was a fan-boy, now I'll be just a blower... :(



EDIT: BTW, didn't AMD boast with their single threader performance a while a go?! Not HT but anyway double the processing power?! I dunno... I feel let down although still a fan-boy... :(
 
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I have a dell cpu? didn't know that
 
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I already have a 990FX board, it's going to be hell trying to switch over to Intel again. I'd need a new mobo and CPU and i'd have to go through selling the 990FX board if i do.
sell it before it losses when more value. You will be able put an ivy bridge cpu on current LGA1155 chipsets/mobos
 
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I believe that about it being a server cpu, pushed to the desktop market, more money for less work, theres always going to be someone to buy the cpu just because its Intel or AMD, suckers if you ask me but hey.

are there any double precision benchmarks on it yet.
No double precision benches but take a look at this, it doesn't look bad as server cpu:

 
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I have a dell cpu? didn't know that
Dell makes cpu's o_O:wtf:

anyway maybe you can trade somebody for a decent 1156 board CD?

yea it really dosen't look bad in that light, . . . . . . in that
 

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sell it before it losses when more value. You will be able put an ivy bridge cpu on current LGA1155 chipsets/mobos
Ya ive been thinking about grabbing a 2500K possibly and moving over to Z68. Then again i might just upgrade my GPU to a GTX 570 or 6970 and stick my overcooked X6 1055T.

So many choices.
 

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I got a Bulldozer n' stuff... Just because...:p
 

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Ya ive been thinking about grabbing a 2500K possibly and moving over to Z68. Then again i might just upgrade my GPU to a GTX 570 or 6970 and stick my overcooked X6 1055T.

So many choices.
Or you can wait for AMD to release Bulldozer 2. maybe they get it right with B2:)
 
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Can me consolidate bulldozer threads? there is like 4 going non-stop :)
 
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