Conclusion: Benchmark tests should always be taken with a grain of salt. It's difficult to try and isolate the performance difference a single component in a computer system makes, especially when it's necessary to compare across different manufacturers and platforms.
Pros: First consumer eight-core processor, Officially supports 4GHz-plus turbo speeds and DDR3-1866 memory, An FX system has 42 PCI-E lanes as opposed to the 24 lanes of a Sandy Bridge system, 990FX chipset supports NVIDIA SLI. Finally., AMD finally has a 32nm processor with good overclocking
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.