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You probably know this by now, since it seems pretty much everyone has read our initial review of AMD's FX-8150 processors, but the "Bulldozer" architecture on which the FX chips are based is a "speed demon"—a CPU designed to run naturally at high clock frequencies. The concept is to do relatively less work per clock cycle and to enable higher speeds to make up the difference. You may also know that the FX-8150's performance hasn't entirely lived up to the "FX" product name—or to the expectations of many AMD fans. The reasons for that fact are many, but one of them seems to be fairly clear: Bulldozer-based chips probably haven't reached the clock speeds AMD's engineers originally intended...
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wat? O_O Am confuzzled...
     
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Source is not [AMD]. [TechReport] or [TP] I guess.
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post #4 of 95
All i had to see before laughing...


(although they fail to post power with 2600k overclocked)
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The one thing I have to say is that this is probably a C2 stepping for this chip like the first Phenom II 965. Remember that 140w TDP? Remember when it dropped to 125w and everyone loved it?

Pretty sure you have to start somewhere.
     
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I'd probably waiting for a BD revision before splurging on a new processor.
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All i had to see before laughing...


(although they fail to post power with 2600k overclocked)
Several CPUs on that list would be right up there with Bulldozer if they were OCed to their (24/7 air) limits as well.
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Several CPUs on that list would be right up there with Bulldozer if they were OCed to their (24/7 air) limits as well.
Sure, but it clearly draws more power than its predecessor at stock despite the 32nm process. I wouldn't call that great.
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Sure, but it clearly draws more power than its predecessor at stock despite the 32nm process. I wouldn't call that great.
Power consumption is certainly not Bulldozer's strong suit.

I'm just pointing out that it's not as outlandish as some people may perceive it to be.
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The gains are so minimal between 4.4 & 4.7, you might as well keep it at 4.5.

1.55v is a lot of voltage needed for 4.7, .

Gotta check El Gappo's comment, pretty sure he said his chip degraded with 1.5v, don't quote me on that, I'm paraphrasing.
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