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AMD FX-8150 to take on Core i7-980X and 2600K, pushes them up against a wall and mugs them of their price-performance crown

AMD Bulldozer set to er... bulldoze Intel's Core i7-980X and i7 2600K.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Sep 26 2011 1:00 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:31 PM CST

AMD's Bulldozer is set to enter the construction site shortly, and these new benchmarks are leaned heavily in their favor. It looks as though a set of leaked press slides of the AMD FX Processor found their way into the grubby hands of DonanimHaber ahead of the official launch with AMD claiming huge performance leads over rival, Intel. AMD claims that their FX-8150 processor is aiming to take down Intel's Core i7-980X in game tests and even passing it in some DirectX 11 titles.

AMD FX-8150 to take on Core i7-980X and 2600K, pushes them up against a wall and mugs them of their price-performance crown 56 | TweakTown.com
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It's performing on the same level as the Core i7 2600K in several popular CPU benchmarks such as WinRAR 4, X.264 pass 2, Handbrake, 7Zip, POV Ray 3.7, ABBYY OCR, wPrime 32M, and Bibble 5.0. The AMD FX-8150 benefits greatly from the FMA4 instruction set that is lacking in Intel's Sandy Bridge. In the OCL Performance Mandelbrot test, the FX-8150 thrashes the 2600K by as much as 70%.

AMD FX-8150 to take on Core i7-980X and 2600K, pushes them up against a wall and mugs them of their price-performance crown 57 | TweakTown.com

But, performance isn't everything to a lot of people. Considering that the FX-8150 is confirmed to hover at around $250, we should see massive love for AMD's new Bulldozer processor.

AMD FX-8150 to take on Core i7-980X and 2600K, pushes them up against a wall and mugs them of their price-performance crown 58 | TweakTown.com
AMD FX-8150 to take on Core i7-980X and 2600K, pushes them up against a wall and mugs them of their price-performance crown 59 | TweakTown.com
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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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