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post #1 of 65
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I'm sure we all have been contemplating ordering a Bulldozer CPU to crunch with. After seeing several reviews showing unbelievably high power consumption, I wouldn't be able to afford the electric bill!

Souce: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-19.html

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At these settings, the system is is idling at around 195W at idle, 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, that number spikes up to almost 800W.
Source: http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-fx...essor-review/8

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The power draw however is intense as at this stage we consume roughly 430 Watts by stressing all eight CPU cores.
My i7 920 at 3.8 GHz with 1.3375V draws 239W from a UPS when running WCG at 100% CPU usage with only a GTX 570 installed on the board. This CPU's power consumption is insane! It looks fine to run at stock frequency, as that load level is reasonable, but overclocked, it's ridiculous.
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post #2 of 65
Wow!

All those people with overkill PSU's might have future-proofed themselves!

SLI490s / Bulldozer... turn on your machine and the lights in the neighbourhood will dim!
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post #3 of 65
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Originally Posted by makecoldplayhistory View Post
Wow!

All those people with overkill PSU's might have future-proofed themselves!

SLI490s / Bulldozer... turn on your machine and the lights in the neighbourhood will dim!
490s?
post #4 of 65
Overclocked, yeah, it looks about 100W more than the 1100T whereas the 2600k was about 100W less than the i7 950. The difference between the 2600k and the FX-8150 at load when overclocked is ~270W's.
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I am lost
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post #6 of 65
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The power consumption is really high. I'll have to get a SNB-E and hopefully that will be more efficient.
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post #7 of 65
Ooops, same quote lol.

But yeah, not sure who would buy this.

Also they say its good for the server market?
Edited by NateN34 - 10/11/11 at 11:33pm
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post #8 of 65
This reminds me Phenom I release and issues before Phenom II We have BZ II realeased soon with fixed issues Test scores were all over the place with performance. I got the feeling there is something wrong and fix will come like they had with Phenom I. Fix then was Phenom II and didn't help Phenom I owners at all. This is just a feeling i got while i was reading AMD fx 8150 review.
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post #9 of 65
I can't help but think about how bad some people feel that held off on upgrading their rigs for the FX chips. I really want, for the sake of great competition, their next one (enhanced bulldozer) to blow it out of the water
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post #10 of 65
GOOD GRIEF ya'll! It's 8 Physical CORES!

My 4-core Intel System STOCK pulls 545 Watts at load and pulls 744 Watts OC 4.259GHz!!! Just the computer box, no monitors or anything else.

Ya'll don't be afraid of those numbers, it looks normal to me! In fact, looks not bad at all and I don't trust their UPS power meter and will use my own. We will see what it does..

But, fact is, unless we get some lower voltage processors, it's going to take that much power to run that many cores at those speeds. Nothing odd in the numbers to me! Looks normal!

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