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: 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.
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: The Adobe Photoshop CS5 benchmark also saw the FX processors provide decent performance gains over the Phenom II. Although the six-core FX-6100 was only slightly faster than the Phenom II X6 1100T, the eight core FX-8150 and FX-8120 processors provided significant gains and were able to match the...
Summary: Alright, conclusion time, and this is not going to be easy to explain -- a tough one really. The Octacore AMD FX 8150 processor surprised me positively in some ways, yet bewilders me in others.
AMD has set the strategy to pursue processors with as many CPU cores as possible.
AMD FX 8150 Black Edition 8-Core Review (with Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7)
12 October 2011
Excerpt: 50 Flares 50 Flares × 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.
Conclusion: U ovome je benchmarku situacija zanimljiva jedino kod minimalnog broja sličica u sekundi. Ovdje je FX-8150 na referentnim taktovima u lošoj poziciji, a overclocking koliko toliko spašava stvar – barem u slučaju kada je Teselacija isključena.
Pros: Solidan OC potencijal, ipak solidne općenite performanse, mala potrošnja na tvorničkim taktovima.
Cons: Nekonkurentna cijena, veliko povećanje potrošnje prilikom "jačeg" overclockinga .
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.
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