Bulldozer Has Arrived: AMD FX-8150 Processor Review

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  1. Searching_ _ _

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    Bulldozer Has Arrived: AMD FX-8150 Processor Review - XBit Laboratories
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    Disappointing release.

    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/amd_fx8150_cpu_review/12

     
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    Really disappointing if it,s true.
     
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    Guru3D says it's a result of software being behind, not properly optimized for many threads. For example, it destroys intel in software like Handbrake.

    Full review: http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-fx-8150-processor-review/
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    lol really lame damage control honestly

    Anyways, at best there'll be a 10-15% speed increase (and that's coming from AMD) with Windows 8. Not bad but it only puts it back up to the 2600k's level IF that's even the case.

    Still... I guess we'll have to see.
     
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    Wow, i still remember a few years back when they first announced bulldozer, that was like 2008 - 2009, now a few years later we have it here and it failed :eek:
     
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    i did like the performance even that it's lower than the i5

    i think AMD soon will drop the prices Down Like they always Do and will be better for the price i'm an AMD Fan Not for the product but for the price ;)
     
  9. Hungry Man

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    They'd better drop it a lot. Clock for clock it's slower than their last release.
     
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    Almost always better bang for buck than an Intel.

    As far as overall performance is concerned, I think everyone is being too harsh. This is new architecture and will be improved upon. Little hardware or software currently available to take advantage of the product which make current review conclusions a little flawed imho.
     
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    they Will

    what a disappointment Really and those idiots at amd changed the socket also to AM3+ so now you have also to buy a new board

    it's failed from every angel

    i think it would have been better if amd stuck with Am3 + Lowerd the prices that will make it compete with intel
     
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    Honestly... unless you are absolutely going to use literally all 8 cores all the time... you're going to get a better experience with last gen...

    or just go with intel
     
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    Bulldozer design compromises offer mixed bag for desktop use - ArsTechnica

    Thermal sensitivity making Overclocking not worth much. :sigh:
    Seems like it's only advantages are for servers and the HPC market.
    Maybe this is the "cloud chip".
     
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    The FX does appear to perform very well at things such as video transcoding which are not very 'mainstream'

    It just takes time for software & component/hardware manufacturers to catch up and unleash the potential to the average user. A few years probably, by which time the 8150 will have been superseded many times.

    A few years ago it was claimed that 2 or 4 cores were pointless...
     
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    Yes, when a program takes advantage of literally every core it's able to make up for being WORSE in every other area than its predecessor.

    At least Win8 will see some improvements for how threads are handled...
     
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    15 ~ 20 % improvement wont save AMD this time.

    Its is supposed to be a joke but it is simple the hard facts : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SArxcnpXStE :argh:
     
  17. Hungry Man

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    I agree.

    They should just focus on graphics and low-end netbook CPUs.
     
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    You clearly don't remember the old days of Intel and why AMD exploded in popularity in the first place because of it. I'd rather not go back to that.
     
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    I have not used an AMD based pc for personal use in a long, long time as they do not suit my personal requirements.

    These reviews are not objective as they do not compare like-for-like. The reviews should have focused on tasks that require their cores to be used properly. IE That fully test the capabilities. Still, it gets the reviewers plenty of hits I guess.

    You wouldn't take a Harley for test drive through an inner city built-up conurbation and then complain in a review about it's poor handling as it would not be fair. Well these reviews for the FX have been done using this type of 'Harley' methodology. Flawed.
     
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    I remember Intel and AMD from "back then". I used a lot of AMD products because they were cheap compared to Intel. I remember when AMD finally took the lead from Intel. It took Intel awhile, but they finally got thier butt in gear, and man did they take off. They still have some spendy units, but overall, thanks to AMD, thier prices are much better to date than they were historically. Video cards are uber expensive today by comparison.

    I have used both, and right now I like Intel. I have some AMD machines and have used some new ones. You can't really tell the difference in most situations IMO, which is where the average user probably sits. I would have no problem using either, as my allegiance lies in the compromise of the best performance for my current budget.

    All that being said, I am glad that I did not wait for the bulldozer, instead I got a 2600k. I so hope AMD can pull themselves out of this predicament and actually make a product that is stellar. It will only benefit us end users.

    Sul.
     
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