Summary: Same price as the AMD FX-8350 but it's clocked slightly slower and has a less 3DMark, not worth the value, go with the AMD FX-8350 or AMD FX-9370, This Processor is great for Overclocking though, I have mine Overclocked to 4.7GHz, I don't have a good Graphics Card though, it has a lot of Memory but not a good GPU, get a 600W Power Supply if you do buy this.
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: 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.