Why don't you look again. That is at stock.
When OCed, it does pretty well: http://vr-zone.com/articles/amd-fx-8.../13694-10.html
Originally Posted by Dr. Zoidberg
You have to understand that when bulldozer is overclocked, it consumes a massive amount of power. Hardware Canucks overclocked an FX-8150 to 4.6 GHz, and here are their surprising results:
"At these settings, the system is idling at around 195W, but when running the aforementioned Prime95 stress test, it pulls an immense 550W from the socket. If we also add a fully loaded GeForce GTX 460 1GB to the mix, that number spikes up to almost 800W. Obviously, no one runs a CPU and GPU stress tests at the same time, but this does illustrate what the worst case scenario could be when it comes to power consumption."
Yes, i saw that and i understand it, but i doubt that it will pull THAT much power in standard gaming sessions, Prime95 is designed to stress it and load it to the max, a regular game will not.
Originally Posted by microfister
are you kidding me? the 8150 @ 4.6 bottlenecks a single gtx 580, it has horrible gaming performance. the phenom II 980 BE at stock clocks beats the bulldozer @ stock clocks in gaming. im not too sure about your reading ability, or maybe your just one of those 'sees/hears what they want to' kinda individual.
See this is what i don't get, we are on a forum for OCing enthusiasts, but to prove one product better than the other, people pull stock
numbers out. No one on here cares about stock performance, people care about OCed performance. I'm not saying that the SB cpus are bad, i think they are great too, but for around the same price or less, i could get a 8120 or 8150, that when OCed can match them. Maybe i am a "Sees/Hears what they want to kinda individual," however people who are saying Bulldozer is pure and nothing else, but flop, are just the same type of ignorant.
AMD has made progress, and will continue to build progress with it, a new architecture of any hardware generally takes 1 to 2 generations to get going properly.Edited by Kevlo - 10/12/11 at 5:33am