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AMD FX-8150 8-Core Black Edition Processor Socket AM3+ FD8150FRGUBOX
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- Overclocking capabilities - Unlocked for a big boost in performance and speed.
- "Bulldozer" architecture - Designed to increase core communication for unparalleled multitasking and pure core performance.
- AMD Turbo CORE Technology - A burst of speed for the task at hand. Delivers dynamic core performance boosts depending on users' workload at frequencies of up to 900MHz faster.
- AMD OverDrive software - Tuning controls to push performance to the limits and monitors system stability when overclocking
- 32nm die shrink - Stable and smooth performance with impressive energy efficiency
- Advanced Instruction Support - accelerates a new generation of applications:SSE3, SSE4.1/4.2, AVX, AES, XOP, FMA4
- Larger Caches - increase everyday performance with support up to 8MB L2 Cache and 8MB L3 Cache
- Includes Heatsink and Fan.
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Top Customer Reviews
out of the way first. If you enjoy reading long reviews, well, you are in luck!
Who should buy this CPU:
* If you already have an AMD AM3+ capable motherboard and have a low end quadcore or an
entry level Phenom II x6 (6 core)
* You have to buy AMD because that's how you will always be (see my paragraph below)
* You require serious number crunching ability for your heavy threaded applications
* You love to overclock your CPU and the price of cooling equipment be damned! This is a
Black Edition processor aka the CPU is built for overclocking and comes fully unlocked
* You care about native DDR3-1866MHz support and Quad Channel DDR3
Why you would want to skip this one:
* You have a decent Phenom II X4 or a Phenom II X6 processor
* Your applications are single-threaded (Bulldozer lags behind Intel I5-2500k here)
* If you are in the "should I buy Intel I5-2500(k) or go AMD" camp
* You upgrade every 9-12months; might as well wait for early 2012 (2nd generation Bulldozer)
Now the longer version:
I usually start my reviews by giving the context of where I stand with a particular
product line and how that influences my buying process. Since 2000, I've had nothing
but AMD processors in my desktops. I've moved around as far as motherboards and chip-
sets go but as far as processors go, it's been AMD all along. Even for my fileserver/
secondary machines at home. I am probably what you'd call an AMD fanboy except for the
fact that I exclusively buy Thinkpads for my personal laptops (current one has the older
generation I7-640m) and Thinkpads usually come with Intel processors.Read more ›
Despite all of the negative reviews given by Intel fanatics, this FX8150 really is not bad at all. I also prefer to judge for myself (although I was initially hesitant/concerned due to negative reviews by intel fanboys). I have been using it on a stable mb for just over 4 weeks now. At idle, cpu remains within 35C. When stressed (gaming), cpu remains within 55C (I am using it in a coolermaster HAF 932 atx case). BTW, over the last 7 years, I have had 6 Intel based pc's but now I decided to give AMD a go, as I was intrigued by the Bulldozer.
My AMD rig = FX8150, Gigabyte UD7 AM3+ mb, 580gtx, 8GB DDR3 corsair vengeance ram 2000MHz but at default 1333MHz, 1200watt psu. Everything is working perfectly. I ran cpu bench mark tests. The FX8150 CPU results:
CPU integer maths: 1663.Read more ›
I just wanted to provide a few more details to those who are still undecided about this chip and have read all the negative reviews and benchmarks out there. We had a couple of slow days at the lab while we prepare for other projects and we have had more time to play with this chip. We compared the FX to Intel core i5 2500K and core i7 2600k. Clock for clock, the Intel chips are faster. The Intel chips are also better suited for gaming as they performed better on almost all the games we tested. The reason for that is the games we had to test with do not seem to support multicore chips and cannot effectively use more than 2 cores. In games, the FX is more or less comparable to a core i5 where the FX is just below the i5.
Where the FX really excels is in multicore and multithreading. Using scala and compiling multicore support, the FX beats both the 2500K and the 2600K. Virtually every multicore test we performed, the FX took the lead (except in OpenSSL where even the i5 won). If you plan to virtualize machines using VMware Workstation or equivalent, the FX is the better chip by a mile. If you plan to run a lot of applications at the same time, FX is the way to go. With the FX chip we were playing Dirt3, compiling scala code, compiling C source code, using 7zip to compress a 2 GB image, and doing some minor integer computations in Matlab. All at the same time without any noticeable lag in performance. The Intel 2500K and 2600K could not come close to handling this with the same smoothness as the FX chip.
If you play games, Intel is the way to go. Core i5 2500K is the best bang for the money. Not worth investing in a core i7 2600K from what we thought.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent bargain. very nice processor but a word of warning cooling is everything don't skimp get the best you can afford.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Have been using as a daily driver for 3 years now with no issues.Published 7 months ago by Travis red
Shipped with poor thermal paste, Pins got damaged trying to remove stock heat sink from CPU while on motherboard. AMD replaced it, and upgraded to a better CPU.Published 10 months ago by Karl Hering
Product was awesome but I eventually moved up to the 8320 then to the 8350Published 12 months ago by Trent