Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › AMD Bulldozer FX-8120 3.10GHz Vs AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 3.60GHz
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

AMD Bulldozer FX-8120 3.10GHz Vs AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 3.60GHz

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I have had a quick look about but can see this uestion being asked, probably because everyohne knows the answer.

But what is the difference between the two processors above, aside from stock cloack speed (and turbo charge speed) I have looked over the descriptions on the webite i use to purchase stuff, and i cant see a difference at all, aside from the AMD Bulldozer FX-8120 being £30 cheaper

I'm not sure if this is done now, but i know that sopme processors used to be sold that were the same as their bigger brother, just clocked lower, and i know some PhenomII x3s were 4s in disguise. So, is there any milage in spending the extra £30? or should i save myself a bit and go with the 8120?

Thanks,
MCP
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k Asus Sabertooth Z77 PowerColor Radeon HD6950 2Gb 4 x 4GB Corsair Vengence Red 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 7200RPM SATA 3.0gbps Generic DVD ROM Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Edge10 22" Widescreen DGM 22" Widescreen Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Corsair HX850w 
CaseMouseOther
CM690 II Advanced Logitech MX Performance Mushkin 120GB SSD SATA 6.0gbps 
  hide details  
Reply
MCP
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k Asus Sabertooth Z77 PowerColor Radeon HD6950 2Gb 4 x 4GB Corsair Vengence Red 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 7200RPM SATA 3.0gbps Generic DVD ROM Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Edge10 22" Widescreen DGM 22" Widescreen Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Corsair HX850w 
CaseMouseOther
CM690 II Advanced Logitech MX Performance Mushkin 120GB SSD SATA 6.0gbps 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
The FX-8120 (125W) & FX-8150 (125W) are the same. Stock clocks are the only difference. FX-8120 (95W) is probably the same too with different wattage.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
cool, what difference would the wattage make?

Stupid question, but im learning! ;p
MCP
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k Asus Sabertooth Z77 PowerColor Radeon HD6950 2Gb 4 x 4GB Corsair Vengence Red 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 7200RPM SATA 3.0gbps Generic DVD ROM Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Edge10 22" Widescreen DGM 22" Widescreen Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Corsair HX850w 
CaseMouseOther
CM690 II Advanced Logitech MX Performance Mushkin 120GB SSD SATA 6.0gbps 
  hide details  
Reply
MCP
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k Asus Sabertooth Z77 PowerColor Radeon HD6950 2Gb 4 x 4GB Corsair Vengence Red 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 7200RPM SATA 3.0gbps Generic DVD ROM Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Edge10 22" Widescreen DGM 22" Widescreen Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Corsair HX850w 
CaseMouseOther
CM690 II Advanced Logitech MX Performance Mushkin 120GB SSD SATA 6.0gbps 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lanic;15369371 
cool, what difference would the wattage make?

Stupid question, but im learning! ;p

Runs on less energy than the other and usually cooler. For Bulldozer getting the lowest wattage might be the best idea. Those things eat a ton of watts.
BlackHawk
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 945 3.6 ghz O/C MSI 790FX-GD70 XFX 4890 G.SKILL 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Plextor 128gb SSD / F3 1TB Windows 7 HP 64 bit ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms 950W PSU 
Case
XCLIO Blackhawk 
  hide details  
Reply
BlackHawk
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 945 3.6 ghz O/C MSI 790FX-GD70 XFX 4890 G.SKILL 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Plextor 128gb SSD / F3 1TB Windows 7 HP 64 bit ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms 950W PSU 
Case
XCLIO Blackhawk 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Lower power draw obviously. Some people here will opt for a lower Vcore at a slightly less overclock than a stupid high one. For instance, people will rather go for 3.4GHz on an i7 @ like 1.2v or something stupid low instead of something like 4.4Ghz @ 1.45v which usually doubles or triples power draw. tongue.gif

Power draw from a processor matters a lot to most people here. It's partly why the Sandy Bridge i7s are so successful. 95w stock speeds and usually 190w @ 4.8GHz? Win much?
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
Audio
Harmon/Kardon Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
Audio
Harmon/Kardon Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
As stated above ...if FX-8120(125W) = FX-8150(125W) = FX-8120(95W) ...then FX-8120(95W) = winnar. I'm assuming that they all overclock the same here.

No one has tested an FX-8120(95W) yet but the FX-8120(125W) & FX-8150(125W) aren't much different so far.
Edited by csimon - 10/19/11 at 11:14am
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
brilliant thanks for the info guys!
MCP
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k Asus Sabertooth Z77 PowerColor Radeon HD6950 2Gb 4 x 4GB Corsair Vengence Red 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 7200RPM SATA 3.0gbps Generic DVD ROM Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Edge10 22" Widescreen DGM 22" Widescreen Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Corsair HX850w 
CaseMouseOther
CM690 II Advanced Logitech MX Performance Mushkin 120GB SSD SATA 6.0gbps 
  hide details  
Reply
MCP
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k Asus Sabertooth Z77 PowerColor Radeon HD6950 2Gb 4 x 4GB Corsair Vengence Red 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 7200RPM SATA 3.0gbps Generic DVD ROM Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Edge10 22" Widescreen DGM 22" Widescreen Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Corsair HX850w 
CaseMouseOther
CM690 II Advanced Logitech MX Performance Mushkin 120GB SSD SATA 6.0gbps 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › AMD Bulldozer FX-8120 3.10GHz Vs AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 3.60GHz