AMD’s $270 flagship processor, the 3.6GHz FX-8150 had a mixed reception as the hype which lead up to the release built up our expectations to a point that the processor could not live up to. Part of the disappointment has been blamed on the Windows 7 thread scheduler, which AMD described as not being optimized for their architecture, which lead to the release of hotfix files KB2645594 and KB2646060. TechPowerUp revisited their benchmarks to see if these patches effectively increase the performance of multi-threaded tasks; single threaded tasks are dependant on processor speed so they should be unaffected by the patches.
"After settling on the market, with all the quirks and bugs supposedly fixed, all the hype and disappointment blown away, we put AMD’s FX-8150 under the scope. Benchmarks are done with and without the Windows 7 hotfix and in depth overclocking should resolve any doubts you have about AMD’s flagship processor."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD A8-3870K and Sapphire HD6450 FleX @ Kitguru
- The Opteron 6276: a closer look @ AnandTech
- AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano APU Review @ Hardware Canucks
- The Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide @ TechARP
- Intel Core i7-3820 vs. Core i7-2700K and Core i7-3930K @ X-bit Labs
- Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Processor Review @ Legit Reviews
- Intel Core i7-3820 @ Techspot
- Intel Core i7-3930K @ OC3D
The patch barely changes
The patch barely changes anything. good muly threaded performance. But the 2600k is still the all around better chip.
Sorry, it wasn’t the “hype
Sorry, it wasn’t the “hype which lead up to the release built up our expectations to a point that the processor could not live up to” that let me down with the FX. It was the fact that it was barely a faster chip than AMD’s last cpu! Even worse was the fact that it generated a lot of heat by using tons of power and it was a huge dud.
I think by the time it’s
I think by the time it’s band-aided, Ill have a 6100 OC’d and running.
AMD Should have bundled a
AMD Should have bundled a 6750 video card with a Quad-core CPU and Saved shitload of money on R&D.