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AMD FX-8150 Review

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Mentai 12th October 2011, 06:25 Quote
What a shame, I was really hoping for some healthy competition in the CPU market. Intel has pretty much had the upper hand ever since Core 2's in 2006.
penryn 2 hertz 12th October 2011, 06:32 Quote
My amd day's are pretty well over now glad i did not buy an am3+ board. It is time to buy myself a nice intel 2500k...
play_boy_2000 12th October 2011, 06:52 Quote
wow, what a dissapointment. All the leaked benchmarks put the writing on the wall; I guess I was really hopeing for AMD to pull a rabbit out of the hat.
SpAceman 12th October 2011, 06:59 Quote
Not all that surprised to be perfectly honest. Still disappointing there still isn't competition for Intel in the top end.
docodine 12th October 2011, 07:12 Quote
>:-[
barny2767 12th October 2011, 07:26 Quote
Huge dissapointment. I have supported AMD since my old athlon2400 but maybe its time for a change but my 4Ghz Phenom ii x4 may see me out this generation and if not theres still hope for AMD's next processor socket improving on this like phenom 1 am2+ to phenom ii am3.
tonyd223 12th October 2011, 07:34 Quote
So there is no such thing as magic. Or vampires...
HandMadeAndroid 12th October 2011, 07:39 Quote
why make something crap?
Lenderz 12th October 2011, 07:56 Quote
Well, I was hoping in the spirit of supporting the underdog that AMD would be able to pull it out of the fire again like they did with the K6 and original FX chips. I'm disappointed, but I'm glad I waited for reviews before making my final choice.

Ivy Bridge here I come I guess.
feathers 12th October 2011, 08:14 Quote
One small stepping for AMD, one giant LOL for INTEL.
SMIFFYDUDE 12th October 2011, 08:17 Quote
Oh dear... Oh dear oh dear
feathers 12th October 2011, 08:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
Oh dear... Oh dear oh dear

You have to say that 8 times. One for each core.
Kernel 12th October 2011, 08:28 Quote
tbh, the divebomb isn't a great surprise. Tis a shame tho, I was hoping for Bulldozer to be half decent so Intel might drop their LGA1155 prices a little.
law99 12th October 2011, 08:42 Quote
Glad I didn't jump on 990 chipset. 2500k for me it is. <I always knew deep down inside. lol
feathers 12th October 2011, 08:42 Quote
Thought:

Two words that fit this CPU perfectly...

"Bull" and "Dozer"
Edwards 12th October 2011, 08:43 Quote
Well that was pretty disappointing. Nice write up guys, makes for an interesting read, it's just a shame about the price/performance of it. Makes me happy I splashed out for my i5-2500k rig back in Jan though.

The Shogun benchmark was a particular highlight for me, it actually made me laugh out loud.
Anneon 12th October 2011, 08:43 Quote
......ouch 59

oh and "which in understandable on one hand" first page.
chrismarkham1982 12th October 2011, 08:45 Quote
Strokes 8 Month old Core I5 powered desktop..................
adidan 12th October 2011, 08:58 Quote
Oh noes, disappointing to say the least. I really wish they could at least give Intel a run for their money on some level so as to benefit us as consumers.
Blazza181 12th October 2011, 09:04 Quote
Tis be a pity.

Now I think it's time to buy that 2500K
Blackshark 12th October 2011, 09:04 Quote
AMD simply doesnt have the money or resources to go up against Intel and build a processor for 2 markets (home and server). Its a shame but good on BitTech for being honest. But from the perspective of someone working in a Swedish University IT dept, I am sure my colleagues who source and update the servers here will be looking out to update their Opts soon enough.
Picarro 12th October 2011, 09:06 Quote
I purchased a 2500k setup two days ago and had it running yesterday. Was a bit concerned that AMD would really come around this time and make something great but alas. I am happy with my 2500k.
mrbungle 12th October 2011, 09:15 Quote
A few more game benchies would have been nice seeing as one was bugged, you know since we have been waiting for so long for them.
sear 12th October 2011, 09:15 Quote
I like the horrendously negative conclusions coupled with the poor but not altogether terrible score. Jeez, what does a processor have to do to get a 5/10 or less, kill your mother or something?
stonedsurd 12th October 2011, 09:17 Quote
I find myself wondering why AMD bothered to release this at all. I am reminded of the original Phenom launch, where pretty much everything across the board was late to the party and stil failed to compete.

Damn shame.
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