Wednesday, 29 August 2012


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.
AMD FX 8150 processor review 

Hardware and Software Used

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
Graphics Cards
GeForce GTX 580
2x4096MB DDR3 1866 MHz CAS9 G.Skill RipJaws
Power Supply Unit
BFG 1200 EX Watt (DXX PCIe 2.0 model)
Dell 3007WFP - up to 2560x1600

OS related Software
Windows 7 64-bit SP1 (latest patches & updates installed)
DirectX 9/10/11 latest End User Runtime
Geforce 263.09 WHQL

Software benchmark suite
SiSoft Sandra
3DMark Vantage
3DMark 11
Cyberlink MediaEspresso
CineBENCH 11.5
Far Cry 2
Crysis 2

Frames per second Gameplay
<30 FPS
 very limited gameplay
30-40 FPS
 average yet very playable
40-60 FPS
 good gameplay
>60 FPS
 best possible gameplay

DhryStone CPU test

Whetstone FPU


CineBench 11.5

 Transcoding with MediaShow Espresso

 Video Transcoding H.264 (DTS5.1) to x.264 AC3 5.1

3DMark Vantage CPU test

 ZLib Compression

 VP8 video compression

 CPU Hash Benchmark

Memory Write test

Memory Read test

Far Cry 2 

Crysis 2

DX11: 3DMark 11


Unlock-Core - Secrets:

There are no chances to unlock cores. AMD said months ago that the FX series will not have unlocking features like that on the Phenom II series did. Considering the module design of the chip I would have to agree with that statement.


The FX-series perform well in most benchmark but in few it gets beated, In my opinion the FX-series processors perform outclass according to performance/price value.
I recommend you to purchase AMD FX-series to save money & expand your saved money in buying High-end graphics card.


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