Overclock.net › Forums › General Hardware › General Processor Discussions › Is the AMD FX-8120 the worst processor ever made?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Is the AMD FX-8120 the worst processor ever made? - Page 3

post #21 of 26
Clock 8120 over 4ghz if u want to game, and turbo core is not as good on amd as it is on intel, so can't relly on that, I also bulldozers will benefit a lot from tighter latencies ... Otherwise for 135e i got it 10 months ago it is one of my better buys :-)
post #22 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by svenge View Post

It's probably not the worst processor ever made, but it's almost certainly the worst processor in the last seven years (i.e. the post-Netburst era, beginning July 27, 2006 with the Conroe-based Core 2 Duo launch).

I'd give that vote to the Phenom 1's they were pretty dreadful
post #23 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by OwnedINC View Post

I'd give that vote to the Phenom 1's they were pretty dreadful

P1's Were really bad. Their IPC was worse than 486's but they clocked higher, so there we have the IPS vs. IPC discussion once again and IPS is all that matters. But the worst CPU to ever be mass produced since is definitely the P4. I can't believe I put up with one for several years.
The girlfriend.
(14 items)
 
The Mistress
(13 items)
 
Media Server
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX8320 @ 4.5 Crosshair V (Third One) 290 Tri-X OC 16GB HyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Sandisk SSD Plus 240GB Toshiba 3TB Hitachi 2TB Swiftech H220-X 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 8.1/Mint Viewsonic VX2457-mhd Logitech K120 Super Flower Golden Green 650W 
CaseMouse
Enthoo Pro G400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A8-6410 Lenovo Lancer 4B2 K16.3 R5 128 Shaders/M230 Hynix 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 840 120 GB SSD Seagate Momentus 1TB 5400rmp Win 8.1 CMN1487 TN LED 14" 1366*768 
KeyboardPowerMouseMouse Pad
Lenovo AccuType 2900mAh/41Wh Elan Trackpad/Logitech M90 Super Flower 
Audio
AMD Avalon(Connexant) 
  hide details  
Reply
The girlfriend.
(14 items)
 
The Mistress
(13 items)
 
Media Server
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX8320 @ 4.5 Crosshair V (Third One) 290 Tri-X OC 16GB HyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Sandisk SSD Plus 240GB Toshiba 3TB Hitachi 2TB Swiftech H220-X 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 8.1/Mint Viewsonic VX2457-mhd Logitech K120 Super Flower Golden Green 650W 
CaseMouse
Enthoo Pro G400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A8-6410 Lenovo Lancer 4B2 K16.3 R5 128 Shaders/M230 Hynix 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 840 120 GB SSD Seagate Momentus 1TB 5400rmp Win 8.1 CMN1487 TN LED 14" 1366*768 
KeyboardPowerMouseMouse Pad
Lenovo AccuType 2900mAh/41Wh Elan Trackpad/Logitech M90 Super Flower 
Audio
AMD Avalon(Connexant) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 26
If you think anything is worse than a Pentium 4 then you are off your rocker. How can anyone forget that disaster. Even if you were a kid when it came out, it was so bad that there were news stories on network television about how awful that processor was.
post #25 of 26
I love my FX-51, the best CPU in the history of AMD performance line processors and the only time they've had a superior architecture to Intel.

The new processors don't deserve to be called FX. They are not the improvement that AMD desperately needed.


Also, they don't have 8 CORES, they have 8 MODULES. Look up the definition of a core and you will see that the FX architecture is a gussied up quad/triple/dual core architecture.
I am also so tired of the "just wait for the xxxxxxx to get here, then you will see!" nonsense. If it doesn't exist, it's not a basis for justifying the poor performance of what does exist.

I am all for AMD becoming competitive again, but I also do my bbest to keep my mind open and see what's in front of me. In this regard, Intel processors are in every way superior. The AMD APU's are their only good product right now (ignoring GPUs).
   
Z77 Bench-a-lot
(31 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930K @ 4.92Ghz Asus Rampage 4 Extreme EVGA GTX670 FTW 2GB  EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-Z @ DDR3-2248 9-10-9-26 1T Samsung 830 256GB SSD WD10EZEX 1TB HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD10EALX 1TB HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB WD3200AAKS 320GB HDD WD5000HHTZ 10krpm 500GB VelociRaptor 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
OtherOtherOther
Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
  hide details  
Reply
   
Z77 Bench-a-lot
(31 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930K @ 4.92Ghz Asus Rampage 4 Extreme EVGA GTX670 FTW 2GB  EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-Z @ DDR3-2248 9-10-9-26 1T Samsung 830 256GB SSD WD10EZEX 1TB HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD10EALX 1TB HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB WD3200AAKS 320GB HDD WD5000HHTZ 10krpm 500GB VelociRaptor 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
OtherOtherOther
Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

I love my FX-51, the best CPU in the history of AMD performance line processors and the only time they've had a superior architecture to Intel.

The new processors don't deserve to be called FX. They are not the improvement that AMD desperately needed.


Also, they don't have 8 CORES, they have 8 MODULES. Look up the definition of a core and you will see that the FX architecture is a gussied up quad/triple/dual core architecture.
I am also so tired of the "just wait for the xxxxxxx to get here, then you will see!" nonsense. If it doesn't exist, it's not a basis for justifying the poor performance of what does exist.

I am all for AMD becoming competitive again, but I also do my bbest to keep my mind open and see what's in front of me. In this regard, Intel processors are in every way superior. The AMD APU's are their only good product right now (ignoring GPUs).

They have 4 modules/8 cores (as every module has two) but they do share some stuff which often creates bottlenecks. A slow core is still a core.


To the OP. No, bulldozers aren't terrible, they were overhyped and overpriced, and they caused a ton of problems to AMD ,image issues in particular since there are people even today that think Phenom II is better than Piledriver. Still, they aren't particularly good either. Right now they can be found in very affordable prices but the existence of Piledriver processors pretty much makes them redundant.
Edited by Kuivamaa - 6/21/13 at 7:07am
Mastodon
(11 items)
 
HP Z220
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8320 M5A99FX Pro 2.0 Asus R9 290X DirectCU II Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Pny SSD 240GB CM Nepton 280L Win 8.1 Acer Predator XG270HU Freesync 
PowerCaseMouse
XFX 750W Pro HAF XM Logitech G300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsCooling
i7 3770 HP Quadro K2000 HP 
OSPowerCaseMouse
Win 7  HP 400W HP CMT RAT 7 
  hide details  
Reply
Mastodon
(11 items)
 
HP Z220
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8320 M5A99FX Pro 2.0 Asus R9 290X DirectCU II Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Pny SSD 240GB CM Nepton 280L Win 8.1 Acer Predator XG270HU Freesync 
PowerCaseMouse
XFX 750W Pro HAF XM Logitech G300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsCooling
i7 3770 HP Quadro K2000 HP 
OSPowerCaseMouse
Win 7  HP 400W HP CMT RAT 7 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Processor Discussions
Overclock.net › Forums › General Hardware › General Processor Discussions › Is the AMD FX-8120 the worst processor ever made?