With the lacklustre performance we saw from AMD’s new Bulldozer CPUs on Windows except in seriously multi-threaded applications; it is with a hopeful heart that Phoronix tests the performance of the FX-8150 under Ubuntu 11.04. There are a lot of benchmarks to go through, from general performance to specific AMD-centric tests to those focusing specifically on multi-threaded performance and even a look at the bundled watercooler. Read through the benchmarks they’ve run themselves as well as user submitted test and then realize that this is only the first of a series of articles they are working on … so for now they hold judgment on AMD’s newest product.
"Two weeks ago AMD introduced the Bulldozer FX-Series CPUs to much excitement, although many were letdown by the initial results, and it was months after showing the first Linux benchmarks of an AMD Dual-Interlagos pre-production system. In the days that followed I delivered some initial AMD FX-4100 Linux benchmarks when securing remote access to a low-end Bulldozer system running Ubuntu 11.04 (and there were also some Linux benchmarks from independent Phoronix readers), but then last week a Bulldozer kit arrived from AMD. The centerpiece of this kit is an eight-core AMD FX-8150 CPU, which is now being used to conduct a plethora of AMD Bulldozer benchmarks on Linux."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD FX-4100 Bulldozer On Linux @ Phoronix
- Multi-Core Scaling Performance Of AMD’s Bulldozer @ Phoronix
- Desktop CPU Comparison Guide @ TechARP
- Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5 GHz CPU Review @ Legit Reviews
- Intel Core i7 Processors for LGA1156, LGA1155 and LGA1366 @ iXBT Labs