If you're unsure as to what Bulldozer and the FX range or processors is all about, then we suggest you take a look at our article explaining the ins and outs of it. If you are aware of what Bulldozer and the FX range is all about, we still suggest that you take a look as some vital key information is listed, including something that you may have missed. The article focusses on the complete range of processors in the line-up and clearly goes into detail about the technology that makes it up and what simply makes it tick.
On top of all of this, we also made it clear that the facts needed to be seen and whilst a lot of consumers were expecting a lot, most were let down in terms of the usual suspect of benchmarks as seen in our FX 8150 Bulldozer review. So why are we here again, revisiting something that was actually; a complete let-down? Simple, we want to show you more, and where it matters the most, well at least one aspect of it.
Simply put, their are two main aspects that people really wanted to see with Bulldozer and that is firstly how well it overclocks and secondly, how it performs in some extreme games. While we thought, showing these individually would be a fantastic look at how this compares to the equivalent flagship Intel i7 2600k processor, we were more interested in seeing how well it performs in games, whilst overclocked. We already know that the i7 2600k beats the FX-8150 hands down in general workload tests and a bit of light gaming, but its time to go no holds barred and see what they both can really do in terms of performance, and we have to also remember that the FX-8150 is a fair bit cheaper to, so just keep that in mind when comparing the two rivals.
Getting started, there isn't much point going over the architecture again and what Bulldozer was meant to be about, and instead will see us jumping straight in to the tests to see if the FX-8150 can redeem itself in any way.
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