FX-8150

January 11th, 2012

Microsoft Tries Again: Second Win 7 Bulldozer Hotfix Now Available

After their first attempt to improve Bulldozer performance through a Windows 7 scheduler was quickly pulled due to performance issues, Microsoft is yet again trying by introducing a new core scheduler update.  As we reported in our original Bulldozer review, AMD made it abundantly apparent that Bulldozer couldn’t realize its full potential under a Windows [...]

October 14th, 2011

AMD Announces their FX Giveaway Contest

In celebration of the new FX series processors, AMD is launching a contest in which over $3,700 worth of components is up for grabs. The goodies are actually split over FIVE grand prizes, each of which includes an AMD FX-8150 Black Edition processor along with a Sapphire HD 6970 2GB graphics card.  This combination should [...]

September 21st, 2011

AMD’s FX Series Launching Next Month

DonanimHaber is reporting that the first of AMD’s Bulldozer powered FX chips are set to launch next month at lower than expected prices. The most powerful of the new chips, the FX-8150, will retail for $245 while the FX-8120 and FX-6100 will sell for $205 and $175 respectively. The FX-8150 and FX-8120 will have a [...]

September 13th, 2011

AMD Hits 8.429GHz with Bulldozer FX-8150 Processor; Smashes World Record

With a bunch of media in attendance, some quickly binned processors, and whole lot of liquid helium, a supremely capable group made up of Sami (Macci) Mäkinen, Brian (Chew*) McLachlan, Aaron Schradin, Pete Hardman, and Simon Solotko pushed an octo-core FX-8150 (with two cores enabled) to new heights and achieved a new CPU frequency world [...]

September 13th, 2011

AMD Achieves New World Record CPU Frequency

We bet you weren’t expecting to see this headline today, but it’s true – AMD’s yet to be released FX processors have already achieved a significant overclocking world record. About 2 weeks ago, we had the opportunity to fly down to Austin, Texas in order to get briefed on the finer points of AMD’s upcoming [...]