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The processor itself does not actually suck. A game using only 2 out of the 8 cores may make it look like it sucks even though it is a good processor. The FX-8150 is for the more balanced user who does not want a computer to do a specific thing.
I would beg to differ. The 8150 is more for the very specific thing, since it falls behind in performance for the vast majority of things, but has a few very specific areas where it performs better than alternatives, making it good for a very limited number of people with very specific needs. CPUs with less cores and higher IPC per core make more well balanced systems for 99% of computer users.
     
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post #22 of 29
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I would beg to differ. The 8150 is more for the very specific thing, since it falls behind in performance for the vast majority of things, but has a few very specific areas where it performs better than alternatives, making it good for a very limited number of people with very specific needs. CPUs with less cores and higher IPC per core make more well balanced systems for 99% of computer users.
With its 8 cores it actually has more of a broad audience. Since it does decently in gaming. And has very good potential for multi-threaded applications.
post #23 of 29
Just tell him to get a 2500k. No sense buying into amd at this point. Everything other than a 1090t will bottleneck a 6970, and the 1090t will only *not* bottleneck it in games thats use more than 4 cores.


And i say this because im assuming he will be running stock clocks. Anyone who knows how to overclock wouldnt be asking their cousin to build them a computer...
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With its 8 cores it actually has more of a broad audience. Since it does decently in gaming. And has very good potential for multi-threaded applications.
This assumes that there are a lot of people using heavily threaded pro-apps. In the real world, very few people are using them, and the vast majority of what they are using is not optimized to take advantage of that many cores anyways.

The conclusion page of basically every 8150 review on the internet points out the limited advantages and laundry list of disadvantages to the 8150 compared to buying a sandy bridge. They have all come to the same conclusion- that the 8150 is only a practical CPU purchase for a very limited number of consumers who can routinely take advantage of all 8 cores, otherwise it delivers very poor performance/$.

Somehow, you have managed to look at this CPU, and come to a completely different conclusion than the rest of the world. In some cases, this sort of oddity would be called genius, I'm sorry to say, in your case, you are just wrong.
     
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This assumes that there are a lot of people using heavily threaded pro-apps. In the real world, very few people are using them, and the vast majority of what they are using is not optimized to take advantage of that many cores anyways.

The conclusion page of basically every 8150 review on the internet points out the limited advantages and laundry list of disadvantages to the 8150 compared to buying a sandy bridge. They have all come to the same conclusion- that the 8150 is only a practical CPU purchase for a very limited number of consumers who can routinely take advantage of all 8 cores, otherwise it delivers very poor performance/$.

Somehow, you have managed to look at this CPU, and come to a completely different conclusion than the rest of the world. In some cases, this sort of oddity would be called genius, I'm sorry to say, in your case, you are just wrong.
Well with a mark of 8,618, that's around 1076 marks per core (if logic is put into play).
And the 8150 has a higher price to performance ratio than the 2600k.
post #26 of 29
Read the title of the post. It clearly says strictly AMD build so stop bashing AMD and recommend a AMD chip for him to invest into
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post #27 of 29
Okay, these guys made me go on a tangant. I apologize for falling for it. I say go with a 1090T w/ Antec Kuhler 920. And a 6990. (If not that, just a 6970 for now).
post #28 of 29
Get the 1100t. The FX 8cores are just too power-consuming, and not worth it at all. AMD has to be working on a revision of the FX series, so you might wanna wait it out with a 1100t and a AM3+ board. I can understand why you wanna go AMD, after seeing so many of the same Intel builds everywhere, I am kinda curious about going AMD to be "different" lol.

Get the 6970 as well.
    
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For a gaming rig, you can pick any X4 deneb, any thuban, or any FX and they will all perform so similarly that it doesn't matter. As a strict gaming rig, a quad is probably the best value at this time. I like the 960T do to it's lower TDP rating and good overclocking potential personally.
     
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