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http://openbenchmarking.org/result/1...AR-SNBSCALIN28

Just ran across this @ openbenchmarking and thought I would share to get some more info. I am not trying to imply anything other than it seems to scale nicely alongside I7 990x and I7 2630QM. Please feel free to elaborate a little if you are knowledgeable on this and PLEASE NO AMD or FX BASHING. Its clear that FX didnt meet everyone's "expectations". I am just trying to get a better feel for the new architecture. Can someone tell me in better detail what these charts imply? I just can't help but notice the 8150 is 1/3 the price. Ive read a lot of happy FX owner reviews and think AMD just might have something here.
    
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Bump. I'd like to see what people say about this. I'm still learning so input from me would be about as much help as Red Foreman getting mad at a constipated person.
 
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My sig rig I bought for bulldozer and still fully intend on getting one. I'm just tossed between 8120 and 8150 as reviews I've read shows them pretty much the same besides clock speeds. Whichever I choose, it will be. A nice upgrade of my p2 840. Although I have overclocked it over 4ghz stable in the am3+ setup that I built and it performs better than expected. Highly recommended cpu for a budget build.

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post #4 of 29
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My sig rig I bought for bulldozer and still fully intend on getting one. I'm just tossed between 8120 and 8150 as reviews I've read shows them pretty much the same besides clock speeds. Whichever I choose, it will be. A nice upgrade of my p2 840. Although I have overclocked it over 4ghz stable in the am3+ setup that I built and it performs better than expected. Highly recommended cpu for a budget build.
I would get the FX-8150 once the price drops below 249.99

No point in getting the FX-8120 till it gets the 95W TDP Rating
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Interesting but I'd still wait for Piledriver revision before buying into AMD's newest offerings. Either that or see how IB goes.

At most I might go with Trinity for a soon to be HTPC setup but for now I'm content and don't feel I need to upgrade (my last upgrade was from a 775 Pentium D that burned out).
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Why did they put it up against a Laptop CPU? They should have put it up against a 2500K or 2600K.
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I thought this would be a good read for you dstoler.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...why-amd-s.html

(The site link, probably not the thread *never read the thread*)
    
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Yes I agree that was not my intentions when creating this thread. I am a first time builder and I was excited 4 months ago about bulldozer and I am STILL excited! Ran into some money issues but will be aquiring very soon. How do you guys feel about your 8120? or anyother FX cpu for that matter? Be honest you wont hurt my feelings, Im set in my ways and KNOW I will really enjoy this chip.
    
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Why did they put it up against a Laptop CPU? They should have put it up against a 2500K or 2600K.
That's what i was saying. Its just like saying bulldozer = yesterdays tech. And come on a laptop cpu!! It seems they just want it to beat any cpu...
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the only thing that really made me not get BD is the power draw. i mean i was fine with the horrible benches, it would've still been an upgrade, but with the power draw, my PSU wouldn't be able to comfortably run two 6970's.
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