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Full title: AMD FX processor brings eight cores to battle, we go eyes-on (video)

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The new FX series of processors is finally here and will be available to buy in the next few days, with the top-end FX-8150 priced at $245 in exchange for eight cores, a 3.6GHz base clock speed and easy over-clocking to 4.8GHz using the packaged Overdrive software.
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Sorry if news like this has been posted before. Just thought new information was released in this article.
    
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What they don't say is that in several benches, the 8-core 8150 is slower than a 4-core Phenom II. Kinda of PR-only info I'd expect from CNet.


Edited by Skripka - 10/12/11 at 8:00am
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Yeah, I knew CNet would miss out with some info.
    
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
What they don't say is that in several benches, the 8-core 8150 is slower than a 4-core Phenom II. Kinda of PR-only info I'd expect from CNet.

They have disabled four cores on the 8150P to simulate a FX4***.
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What they don't say is that in several benches, the 8-core 8150 is slower than a 4-core Phenom II. Kinda of PR-only info I'd expect from CNet.

Um that says a 4 core FX versus a 4 core Phenom II. I thought everyone knew single core performance on BD wasn't going to be great. You should see this though:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-fx...ssor-review/14
     
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
What they don't say is that in several benches, the 8-core 8150 is slower than a 4-core Phenom II. Kinda of PR-only info I'd expect from CNet.

Those are nice benches.
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