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AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 Processor Review Comment Thread

keto

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Can't really afford anything better I'm afraid. I could buy a used i7-920 from the trading forum for similar performance but it would even burn more juice. The benchmark does make people wonder what AMD R&D is doing. Yes, engineering anything takes time, effort, and money but when the product barely beat out Intel and even your last generation product, it really hard to justify the price.
Funny, the only chart I saw that compared OVERCLOCKED <8150 vs 920>, the 920 was pulling less power.

You can afford better, it's a 2500K and cheaper than an 8150. Even has a built in onboard GPU that still can be used even if you have a separate vid card. Oh, and it uses less than half the power under load.

Not an Intel fanboi, just calling it like I see it.

IN FAIRNESS, there is lots of development still to come, to optimize Bulldozer. Chipset drivers, bioses, and so forth. And some are saying that FSB/Northbridge overclocking could be a key missing component in all the reviews.
 

MAC

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Keep in mind that this is with 1.50V, which you are unlikely to use unless you have a terrific cooling system.

I'll see what 4.2GHz @ 1.40V is like a little later.
 

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suckage, lack of competition is lose-lose for everyone
intel may as well bump up pricing right now as it stands

im shocked at how lackluster the multithreaded performance is, not gonna even start with the rest, i was really hoping the new instruction sets would level the playing field
 

dma0991

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I wonder how much juice does BD sip at 8.4GHz during that world record run the other day? Care to test that out? :haha:
 

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I wonder how much juice does BD sip at 8.4GHz during that world record run the other day? Care to test that out? :haha:
Probably not that much to be honest.

The cooler a processor is the less power it consumes, so supposedly super-cooled processors are extremely energy efficient.

Someone else can surely elaborate on the physics behind it.
 

bradleyg5

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IN FAIRNESS, there is lots of development still to come, to optimize Bulldozer. Chipset drivers, bioses, and so forth. And some are saying that FSB/Northbridge overclocking could be a key missing component in all the reviews.
How are they going to continue to develop bulldozer if they go bankrupt in six months?:doh:
 

EmptyMellon

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Individual Core manipulation is possible

Now you should take these results with a grain of salt. Unlike with Intel's chips, where it is easy to disable cores from within the BIOS, there is no such luxury on the AMD side. ....

Am I missing something? I was pretty sure that it was possible to do so in the latest version of ASUS UEFI. And if I have this ability in an ASUS M5A99X Evo, then Crosshair V should definetly have this ability. Pretty sure it is under the Advanced tab in the UEFI, same place where you have "Core Unlocker" and "Core Activation", please do correct me if I am wrong.
 

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Am I missing something? I was pretty sure that it was possible to do so in the latest version of ASUS UEFI. And if I have this ability in an ASUS M5A99X Evo, then Crosshair V should definetly have this ability. Pretty sure it is under the Advanced tab in the UEFI, same place where you have "Core Unlocker" and "Core Activation", please do correct me if I am wrong.
Sorry, I worded that poorly, I mean't to say that it doesn't actually work on Bulldozer.
 

DarkSavior41

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Its a shame it went down like this, but I guess Intel wins again. Well I guess I'll be going Intel again, however I still have hope that the quad core BD chips might still be a nice bang for the buck. the reason I say that is because they will (hopefully) have enough overclocking headroom that they should be a decent bit better then the Phenom II X4's core for core and in the same price range. AMD said the FX-4100 (quad core) would retail for $115 USD at that price point it could still give some hell two Intel's I3's/ low end I5's.
 

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