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On October 11th, 2011 AMD's Bulldozer CPUs were launched. We looked at Desktop Performance as well as Gameplay Performance on the AMD FX-8150 CPU. Our initial Gameplay Performance Review of the AMD FX-8150 focused on performance with a single-GPU at 1080p. Our results in that configuration indicated that performance was similar between the CPUs compared, except in Civilization V which showed a major advantage toward the Intel CPUs.
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Pretty bad results there for BD.
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WOW the FX-8150 really does SUCK. Any serious gamer should stay away from it.

I mean come on, these results are almost comical!:



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no doubt the intel wins but they could've at least oc'd the chips to the same speeds. not that amd would have made up much ground with that extra 200mhz
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Man...bulldozer looks real bad in multi gpu systems. Really disappointed in AMD this time around.
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inb4 200mhz makes all the difference.

I think we can safely say that BD is not a gaming chip for current multi GPU setups or maybe even the single high end GPU setups of the coming generation or two.
 
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bleh, thuban at 4ghz/2600 NB is way better than BD, thats for sure.
     
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Suffering with tri SLI too.
 
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Quote:
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Suffering with tri SLI too.
Well if the CPU is already the bottleneck with 2 cards, of course adding a third card will do nothing.

Anyone still want to tell me this is a "good gaming CPU?" Just because it can run the games as well as better CPUs with a GPU bottleneck does not make it a good buy.
    
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Not only is 'average' performance worse, but look the amount of inconsistency in framerate on the Bulldozer. I have to imagine that it would be extremely annoying to play games with framerate constantly fluctuating.
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