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AMD FX-8150 Test Setup

Testing

To test the AMD processors we used the Asus Crosshair V Formula motherboard which is based on the AMD 990FX chipset and Socket AM3+ CPU socket.

For the Intel LGA1155 processors, we used the Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z and for the LGA1336 processors, we used the Asus Sabertooth X58. All three motherboards have proved to be excellent overclockers, and yet cost a reasonable amount, so are great options for everyday PCs running overclocked CPUs.

AMD FX-8150 Review AMD FX-8150 Test Setup

Test Setup

Software

Below is a list of the applications we've used for our testing - most of them are available free for public consumption, although some are popular professional software applications.
We've used Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1, as this is the most flexible and reliable 64-bit OS for testing the applications above.

Test Hardware