Summary: AMD Bulldozer is with us for months now, more than enough time has passed for the product to set into its market slot. Bulldozer and AMD did not live up to expectations, nor did they deliver a competitive desktop product which they very much need right now.
Pros: Modular and versatile architecture, Great performance in multithreaded applications, Great overclocking potential
Cons: General performance below expectations, and rival products, High power consumption under load, compared to Intel's chips, Not the best choice for hardcore gamers
Conclusion: This is the first time we've had the chance to put the new architecture to test and unfortunately it turned out to be a bit of a let-down. In multi-threaded applications the performance is good, and the chip does overclock very nicely, but for average gamer and home user majority of programs just...
Pros: Performance in highly threaded programs, Overclocking
Summary: We are taking the new AMD FX-8150 and giving it the power of Dual and Triple-SLI GeForce GTX 580 video cards. We are going to take the new CPU up to large NV Surround resolutions and see how performance stacks up when it comes to high-end gaming scenarios.
The AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer CPU and Scorpius (FX) Platform Reviewed – Part Two
2 November 2011
Summary: There has been a lot of talk on the Internet about lack luster performance and disappointed reviewers of the Bulldozer processor. I am personally not disappointed, but I am not impressed either. The "FX" moniker stood for the top performing chip of its time no matter how you sliced it.
Pros: New Instruction Sets, Great Multimedia and Computational Performance, Improved Memory Controller, SLI Support, Consistent Features Across all 900 Series Motherboards
Cons: New Instruction Sets, Great Multimedia and Computational Performance, Improved Memory Controller, SLI Support, Consistent Features Across all 900 Series Motherboards, Weak Single Thread Performance, Inconsistent Multi-Threaded Performance, Overall Performance does not Warrant "FX" title, Some 800...
Summary: After the hectic week of testing this brand new 8 core CPU from Advanced Micro Design, it's time to go a bit deeper. In this review we are gonna retest the Bulldozer CPU versus it's main rivals. Being AMD's own Thuban 1090T, Intels 2600K and the almighty Gulftown 990X CPU.
AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Tested - Windows 8 vs. Windows 7 Performance
26 October 2011
Summary: AMD talked a bit about benefits for 'Bulldozer' when paired with Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system. At the moment there is a Windows 8 Developer Preview available from Microsoft Dev Center.
Summary: Based on the tests we've conducted, the only end-users who could benefit from the new AMD chip are PC professionals that deal with sophisticated audio and video encoding, rendering, virtualization, and/or heavy workstation/server loads which max out CPU cores and system memory on a regular basis.
The AMD FX-8150 "Bulldozer CPU and Scorpius (FX) Platform Reviewed - Part One
14 October 2011
Summary: I am honestly not sure what to make of the FX-8150. I did not really lose or gain any performance in games. While this is disheartening, such is not the case with Sandra 2011. In every benchmark I ran in Sandra, with the exception of the SHA-256 results, shows FX-8150 far far ahead of the 1100T.