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AMD FX-8150 (AM3+) 3.6GHz Bulldozer CPU Review - PassMark PerformanceTest

AMDs Bulldozer finally sees the light of day. We only have one question. Is it any good? Let's take the time to find out.

| AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Oct 12, 2011 4:13 am
Manufacturer: AMD

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Fast, easy to use, PC speed testing and benchmarking. PassMark PerformanceTest allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compare the results to other computers. Twenty-eight standard benchmark tests are available in six test suites plus there are seven advanced testing windows for custom benchmarking.

 

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We can see again that memory performance is strong compared to the 1100T with some good gains being seen. The FX-8150 continues to sit behind the i7 2600k. More importantly, though, it's probably disappointing to see that it's not scaling as strong. We saw the same kind of thing under AIDA64.

 

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Looking at the CPU performance, we can see a good boost in certain areas with the best gains being seen in the Integer and Floating Point tests. We also see some strong scaling in these areas when compared to the 1100T. Compared to the 2600k, we can see that the Floating Point performance is exceptional. Even in the Integer we see the performance is very strong for the FX-8150. Overall in our CPU score, though, we see that the 2600k comes out ahead and scales extremely well.

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