Sunday, September 25, 2011

A price-performance shock from AMD! Bulldozer FX 8150 beats Core i7-980X and Core i7 2600K in benchmarks!

It looks like AMD's Bulldozer shocked, Intel in price-performance war.

 In the press deck of AMD FX Processor series leaked by DonanimHaber ahead of its launch, AMD claims huge performance leads over Intel. To sum it up, AMD claims that its AMD FX 8150 processor is looking Intel's Core i7-980X in the eye in game tests, even edging past it in some DirectX 11 titles.

It is performing on par with 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. AMD FX 8150 is claimed to be genuinely benefiting from the FMA4 instruction set that Sandy Bridge lacks, in the OCL

Performance Mandelbrot test, the FX 8150 outperforms the i7-2600K by as much as 70%. 

 Lastly, the pricing of the FX 8150 is confirmed to be around the $250 mark. Given this, and the fact that the Core i7-2600K is priced about $70 higher, Intel is in for a price-performance shock.

"Bulldozer - based new generation of AMD's FX traders are prepared to announce it on October 12"

if this is real..imagine what an 5GHz FX can do...then the competition in the CPU market is back!

Source: All about Bulldozer, AMD: Processors (Google translate)

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