AMD FX8150 CPU Review

CineBench and PC Mark 7

AMD FX8150 CPU Review


CineBench is a perfect multi-threaded application and we should finally see the FX8150 start rocking out. Except we don't. Once again the Quad Core i5-2500K is perfectly able to match the Octo Core FX8150, and the hyperthreading on the i7-2600K is in another league altogether. Theoretically hyperthreading shouldn't be as good as a genuine core.

PC Mark 7

For PC Mark 7 we're not using the Intel Rapid Storage Technology as it would obviously skew the graph greatly in favour of the i5-2500K. Even without it the Sandy Bridge CPU is a clear leader on the graph, and the FX8150 needs a serious overclock to pass its two-core lighter predecessor. When the AMD hexcore is keeping up, it's worrying.


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Most Recent Comments

12-10-2011, 06:43:06

I fear that waiting is not rewarded.Disappointing. Quote

12-10-2011, 06:51:32


EDIT: Wow... i didn't expect it to suck this muchQuote

12-10-2011, 07:00:12

I was secretly hoping AMD could pull it out and get one over intel. Shame. This is like watching the pentium 4 all over again. On paper faster, but in reality slower and much hotter running. Oh well, Sandy Bridge E for me Quote

12-10-2011, 07:24:49

I didn't think it would be good, considering the 125W TDP instead of 140W and the low asking price of $250. SB-E all the way. I'm glad I didn't invest much into an AM3+ board (I got an AM3 board). Hopefully, we'll see some competition between the 8150 and the i5-2500K, price wise (may go 1155, IDK).Quote

12-10-2011, 07:37:40

Fail :/Quote

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