AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 Processor Review Comment Thread
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October 12, 2011, 02:00 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: midland, ontario
Well I have done my 2-3 hours of skimming thru the 4-5 sites a read including this one for reviews. First off very good review MAC, but i think the thing that is lacking most vs the others i have read was the use of a high end card from either company.
Now onto some better awnsered questions/remarks on the FX 8 series itself based on my reading/observations:
Q: Should I buy this cpu exspecting great single/light thread preformance in games/apps?
A: No, but its improves slightly when oc'ed
Q: Should I buy this cpu exspecting great heavily utilzed thread preformance in games/apps?
Q: Should I buy this cpu with futureproofing in mind in reguard to thread/core scaling-utilization in software such as Window 8 & future DX11 titles?
A: Yes, if you can bare with the lack of single thread preformance vs current sandy bridge cpu's the chips design seems to be forward thinking in the way of threading & such.
Q: Should I buy this cpu exspecting great overclocks with it?
A: Yes if your fine with over 4 ghz clockrates on above average cooling solutions (air, sealed water & ect.)
Q: Should I buy this cpu + AM3+ motherboard over a current high end Phenom II X6 setup?
A: Currently most reviews show its as no real advantage nor disadvange to do so atm, but save the money & look to do so when the piledriver revisioned cpu's come out.
Q: I want to buy the 8150 cause of?
A:No need to push it past stock. Slightly improved die for pushing it further in overclocking & self contained water cooler in soon to come versions.
Q: I want to buy the 8120 insted cause of?
A: Still unlocked multiplier as 8150. Can overclock up into the same range as the 8150's for much cheaper cost (think how the current Phenom II X6 1055's are).
IF you can get past the not that impressive single thread app preformance/gaming, the cpu's seem to realy re-enforce there future preformance in multi thread/paralell aps as shown in a few reviews. Especialy in [H]'s gaming preformance attempting to utilize DX11 threaded games & current hard resourced ones like Metro 2033, you see the dozers ability to compete with intel solutions there. Also as a few have pointed out .... bios/driver updates could improve preformance things for it. Like one of the other posters & reviewers have said ... more time with the cpu/platform could reveal more hidden preformance somewhere in them.
Simply put as a few others have also said .... Is bulldozer a win .... no ... Is it a loser ... no ... it's currently somewhere inbetween unfortunately for now .... BUT the future could change that alot.
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