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hey guys. Are the new 8 core bulldozer series is really worth it. they don't show it in any test performed. a phenom x4 outperforms the 8150 in almost every way. and that is half the cores. now i know core numbers don't really mean too much in the full view of cpu specs. but really. what do you guys think.
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A Phenom II X4 doesn't necessarily out-perform the 8xxx series. Both are good CPUs. Depending on what you do with your CPU will determine which model CPU is best for your use.
Edited by AMD4ME - 3/16/12 at 9:02pm
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You're asking for opinions, so here's mine..... I can only speak for the 8150. Sure it's not the gold balls best processor on the market but it gets the job done for my needs. It does not rack up the highest benchmark scores. It does not push consistent astronomical frame rates. But again it gets the job done. I can encode videos, play video games, run virtual machines to my hearts content, etc etc... just like the competitor. I'm happy.... I just glad I'm not on a 2.66Ghz processor anymore. thumb.gif
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Bulldozer isn't too bad.
It performs decently to very well, depending on appliation.
It just needs better pricing (some of them).
The FX-8120 is probably the best buy out of the 8-core CPUs being under $200.
I personally wouldn't recommend it if you have the money for a best CPU, but many people are happy with them.
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i'm talking about a previous generation phenom II x4 in most test the new 8 core fx cpu can hardly keep up. i understand the new design is made more for selective core processing. it uses a number of cores for one task and amps up the frequency of those cores, while idling the rest. problem is programs don't act or respond that way. amd has jumped the gun on this design its ahead of its time. it makes no sense to most operating systems. this new line is just another example of how amd is focused on more core's+higher frequency= better cpu. it is a good architecture, just to complicated. when these processors are compared to intel, they compare them with an i5. if the 8150 is amds new top notch cpu why is it being compared to intels second rate cpu and still proven to be less powerful than that. and to thenk83 , i know it will do almost anything i need to do. i'm just looking at it from a true enthusiast point of view, as in getting the most power i can possibly get no matter what. thank you for your post
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There not bad if you already have an AMD motherboard but I wouldn't buy one otherwise. For the same or less money you can get a 2500k that will kill it in about any situation.

If you already have a nice AM3 board? Well then I say get one and run it hard.
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and by the way i am not making this an intel vs amd thread not what i'm after. simply discussing this new design's pro's and con's.
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and by the way i am not making this an intel vs amd thread not what i'm after. simply discussing this new design's pro's and con's.

That's not what I was doing either, just stating a point.

If you are asking about Phenom II vs Bulldozer, most people prefer Phenom II I think.
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It is a new design though (the modules and such) and flaws just seemed inevitable being one of a kind, I'll give them that, but not necessary as I assume you believe.
Mistakes are made; live and learn.
They still have time to renew their CPUs, and hopefully get off the MOAR CORES idea they have been following for awhile now.
Basically, they need to focus less of cores and frequencies.

I would still go with the Phenom IIs over the FX CPUs.
The heat and power consumption of the FX CPUs when OCed doesn't seem too attractive to me.
Edited by AbdullahG - 3/16/12 at 8:57pm
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It is a new design though (the modules and such) and flaws just seemed inevitable being one of a kind, I'll give them that, but not necessary as I assume you believe.
Mistakes are made; live and learn.
They still have time to renew their CPUs, and hopefully get off the MOAR CORES idea they have been following for awhile now.
Basically, they need to focus less of cores and frequencies.
I would still go with the Phenom IIs over the FX CPUs.
The heat and power consumption of the FX CPUs when OCed doesn't seem too attractive to me.

You ain't neva lied.... I'll be honest the125w tdp, the voltages, etc is a bit much.... but it is what it is. Next round/revisions should be lower? I forget.
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