Summary: Pros: Very good processing power for the money. Overclockable which is always a plus. Handles games extremely well. I am able to run several at one time and it doesn't miss a beat. The video encoding is very good. Through benchmarks, it beat the i5 intel. I do create a good amount of video so this was one of the reasons I wanted it. Cons: Under load, the processor produces a ton of heat.
Summary: The CPU is very fast, and the cooling system works fine, im going to overclock this and se how it works Combine it with an ssd and you will get Windows 8 started in 12 seconds make sure to read the instructions before mounting it if it is your first time building a pc
Not as powerful as you might think, but well worth the price.
29 August 2012
Summary: The FX-8150 might not be the most powerful CPU out there, even with it's 8-cores there are many benchmarks that put it somewhere near the top-middle of the pack of comparable quad cores by Intel. What it does do well however, is kick anything that Intel has in PRICE. For the money this is one of the best CPU's you can get. Yes you can get a high end i5 or almost any i7 and beat this CPU in the benchmarks, but you can not do that for the low price.
Summary: In gaming its practically the same as my Phenom II x4 970 oc'ed to 4.0 ghz. Now to be fair i ran the bulldozer at stock speed and it was the same. I disabled turbo and bumped this to 4.2 ghz and its better. Now outside of gaming this thing shines, and once i installed the 2 hotfixes, latest bios update, and the fresh win 7 install it destroyed the phenom ii at the benchmarks and non gaming cpu applications.
Bulldozer FX-8150 Best processor ever....or seriously lacking...??
26 February 2012
Summary: AMD's FX-8150 is the first processor we've seen that uses the new Bulldozer core - the first all-new AMD core since 2007's K10. This top-of-the-range model has a whopping eight cores running at 3.6GHz, and can boost up to 4.2GHz in Turbo mode when lightly-threaded applications aren’t using all the cores. Like AMD's Llano processors, you'll need a new motherboard to use a Bulldozer chip - it requires a Socket AM3+ motherboard with an AMD 990FX chipset.
Summary: Pros 1. The processor overclocks very well. If you have a good water cooler you can get as high as 5ghz on all 8 cores. 2. 8 cores means you will be able to multitask very well. 3. amd fx cpu's and motherboard combos can support 1866 ram speeds. 4. New design might help amd in the future, although I doubt that this chip will reap the benefits but its possible. cons 1.
Recommend for AMD fans, heavy threaded applications. Everyone else, not quite
Count Catula, Amazon
17 October 2011
Summary: This is going to be a rather long review; so I'll get the condensed version out of the way first. If you enjoy reading long reviews, well, you are in luck! Who should buy this CPU: * If you already have an AMD AM3+ capable motherboard and have a low end quadcore or an entry level Phenom II x6 (6 core) * You have to buy AMD because that's how you will always be (see my paragraph below) * You require serious number crunching ability for your heavy threaded applications *...
Summary: I replaced my 2010 motherboard and processor and installed the FX-8150. It is working just fine. I do image and video editing, and things are running quite smoothly. In some benchmark tests this processor didn't fare that well, but in everyday use I see no reason to complain. However, I was surprised at the abysmal quality of the stock CPU cooler, even though I had read about this issue in customer reviews.
Summary: What can I say about this product that hasn't already been said?? Team this beauty up with 16GB of Corsair Vengeance Memory and it will fly..literally! Don't go for any of the updates for Windows 7 and don't listen to the rubbish about it improving your usage of this processor. Seriously. I used the update that has been posted on Tom's Hardware and various other Tech websites and have found that the performance has in fact dropped.