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. For the past few years, AMD has always been two steps behind Intel, but always found a way to stay competitive in certain market segments that kept AMD operational.
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: AMD threatens to make a dent in Intel’s performance leadership with its FX-8150 CPU, the first to use the company’s completely redesigned Bulldozer core architecture, but stumbles in a few key areas.
Cons: Not always faster than competing Intel or AMD CPUs. Sluggish with single-threaded workloads. High power usage under load. No integrated graphics. May require new motherboard. Windows 8 required for some features.
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. Bulldozer is a brilliant, forward looking design, but it does not deserve the “FX” title.
The issue with the Bulldozer design is it seems to have something personal against old software.
Excerpt: Looking at the performance of the new AMD FX-8150 in our original launch coverage is really important. It's important to cover those synthetic benchmarks as well as those CPU orientated tests like Media Encoding and Image Manipulation. You can't really test a new CPU, nor come to any form of real conclusion without covering those areas.
AMD FX 8150 Black Edition 8-Core Review (with Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7)
12 October 2011
Excerpt: Intel’s Core i5 and Core i7 range have been dominating the headlines in 2011, bringing together a heady combination of class leading performance with competitive pricing. Today AMD are set to revitalise their famous FX brand name and we analyse the new flagship FX 8150 Black Edition processor. Is it enough to put them back on the map?
Excerpt: O primeiro processador com oito núcleos do mercado de desktops já chegou! Está na altura de entrar em modo super multi-tarefa para tirar máximo partido da novidade AMD . O cenário da guerra dos processadores tem-se mantido pouco renhida nos últimos anos com a Intel a dominar claramente e a AMD a manter-se em jogo pelas soluções de baixo custo e para quem procura realmente a melhor relação desempenho/preço.
Conclusion: Il processore FX-8150, è davvero difficile da valutare. I Test mostrano prestazioni ancora inferiori rispetto alle soluzioni intel, collocandolo tra i5 e i7 in molte situazioni, mentre in altre appena dietro. Puntualizziamo però che dove abbiamo utilizzato test fortemente multi threaded, abbiamo riscontrato una grande competitività con l' i7 2600k. L'incremento complessivo rispetto alle soluzioni Phenom II è sostanziale.
Pros: Tecnologicamente Innovativo, Ottime Capacità di Overclock, Grande Flessibilità d'impiego, Grande potenziale di sviluppo, Trarrà grandi benefici da Windows 8
Cons: Performance carenti in ambienti scarsamente parallelizzati, Rapporto Potenza/Consumi migliorabile
Conclusion: FX-8150 jest pierwszym procesorem opartym o zupełnie nową architekturę Bulldozer. Składa się on z czterech modułów, a w każdym z nich możemy znaleźć po dwa rdzenie. Łatwo możemy policzyć, że najnowsza jednostka AMD jest jednostką ośmiordzeniową. Ale czy na pewno?