AMD FX 8150 - 8120 - 6100 and 4100 performance review
AMD released the FX series Zambezi - Bulldozer based processor. Everybody has been focusing on that most high-end AMD FX 8150 processor. However there where three other processors released.
The processors added into the chart are the eight core AMD FX 8120, the six-core AMD FX 6100 and the four core AMD FX 4100.
So the top of the range part, FX-8150, is clocked at 3.6 GHz, with a TDP of 125W. Next in line is the FX-8120, clocked at 3.1 GHz.
The sole 6-core CPU will be FX-6100 at 3.3 GHz while the 4-core CPU will be FX-4100 clocked at 3.6 GHz, interestign as for less threaded applications that 4100 would be faster..
Both feature a 95W TDP, and will compete up against the Core i5 series. All CPUs feature 8MB L3 cache. This suggests that FX-6100 and FX-4100 are simply Zambezi processors with 1 module or 2 modules disabled, respectively.
We now begin the benchmark portion of this blog, but first let me show you our test system plus the software we used.
ASUS Crosshair V Formula
AMD FX 8150 - 8120 - 6100 - 4100
GeForce GTX 580
2x4096MB DDR3 1866 MHz CAS9 G.Skill RipJaws
Power Supply UnitBFG 1200 EX Watt (DXX PCIe 2.0 model)
MonitorDell 3007WFP - up to 2560x1600
OS related SoftwareWindows 7 64-bit SP1 (latest patches & updates installed)
DirectX 9/10/11 latest End User Runtime
Geforce 263.09 WHQL
Software benchmark suiteSiSoft Sandra
Far Cry 2
Frames per second Gameplay
very limited gameplay
average yet very playable
best possible gameplay
DhryStone CPU test