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AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 8-Core 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX

  • 32nm Zambezi 125W
  • 8MB L3 Cache
  • 8MB L2 Cache
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Unlock and load. Blow away the competition with the unrestrained power of an AMD FX processor. Experience unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with the industry’s first 32nm 8-core desktop processor. Get the speed you crave with AMD Turbo CORE Technology to push your core frequencies to the limit when you need it most. Go beyond the limits of maximum speed with easy-to-use AMD OverDrive and AMD Catalyst Control Center software suites*. But the best part of all? You’ll get all this impressive performance at an unbelievable price. You’ll be asking yourself “what competition?” in no time.

Combine an AMD FX CPU with an AMD 9-series chipset motherboard and AMD Radeon HD 6000 series graphics cards to create the AMD “Scorpius” platform. Get lost in the action with ultra-responsive gameplay and insanely lifelike HD powered by VISION FX Technology from AMD. Overtake your rivals with the raw power and superior performance of an unlocked CPU*. Immerse yourself in an accelerated HD experience with AMD Radeon GPU and Microsoft DirectX 11 capable graphics. *Note: AMD’s product warranty does not cover damage caused by overclocking (even when overclocking is enabled via AMD Overdrive software).

  • newegg Unlocked AMD FX 8-Core Processor The industry’s first and only native 8-core desktop processor delivers unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with all-new “Bulldozer” architecture. New 32 nanometer die shrink was designed to reduce leakage for improved efficiency, increased clock rate headroom and better thermals. Immerse yourself in the most advanced 3D games. Achieve extreme mega-tasking with ease.
  • newegg AMD Turbo CORE Technology The AMD FX Processors come equipped with AMD Turbo CORE Technology, a performance boosting technology that helps increase performance on the applications that need it the most.
  • newegg New Instruction Capabilities – AVX, FMA4 and XOP, AES Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) increase parallelism tailored for scientific and 3D applications that use heavy floating point calculations. Floating Point Vector Multiply-Accumulate improves throughput and performance on many vector functions (integer and floating point). Advanced Encryption Standard noticeably increases performance on the latest encryption applications like TrueCrypt and benchmarks like PCMark.
  • newegg AMD HyperTransport Technology HyperTransport Technology (HT or HTT) is a high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link which helps reduce the number of buses in a system thus reducing system bottlenecks and enabling today's faster microprocessors to use system memory more efficiently in high-end multiprocessor systems. With HTT, the AMD FX-8150 enjoys up to 37GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth (HyperTransport bus + memory bus).
  • newegg Integrated DRAM Controller with AMD Memory Optimizer Technology The AMD FX Processor features a high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller that supports up to DDR3-1866 and new low voltage memories of 1.35V and 1.2V and provides new Pre-Fetcher improvements and direct communications to each core in Dual-Core module (APIC registers in each core).
  • newegg AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) Technology with IOMMU Silicon feature-set enhancements designed to improve the performance, reliability, and security of existing and future virtualization environments by allowing virtualized applications with direct and rapid access to their allocated memory. IOMMU is an extension to AMD64 architecture to support address translation and access protection on DMA transfers. AMD-V with IOMMU helps virtualization software to run more securely and efficiently enabling a better experience when dealing with virtual systems.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Jack R.
  • 7/30/2014 11:00:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStellar

Pros: It's amazing, I've just about been able to play any game I want, there are of course better by the time I'm writing this review. It actually runs pretty cool with the stock fan and heat sink, I'm rather impressed, and it's got some real kick behind it. It's a killer processor

Cons: Just be cautious when it's under load like with any processor unless it's properly water cooled or has a killer after market air cooler.

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  • Spencer I.
  • 7/30/2014 9:35:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for high-end 3D modeling, but quite hot.

Pros: Is quite fast and has the ability to be over clocked if you have the power supply and cooling capabilities.

If the program you are using has the ability to use the cores then you will be able to use the full capabilities but most of the things I do are unable to use it all. Make sure that you can use the cores otherwise opt for fewer and a faster.

Was easy to over-clock and under-clock if that if what you want.

It was great for programing on and using the cpu rendering super high (116 million triangles) poly 3D models.

Cons: This CPU runs very hot. If you are buying please get another cooling system with it. Make sure to use the arcticsilver thermal paste. My CPU turned the stock thermal paste to dust. I am replacing the CPU cooler with another fan or liquid cooled if your case is drilled for it.

My computer is in a cold environment and still the cpu idles at 50 c. Once it goes under load the CPU hits up to 85-90 c sometimes forcing the computer to shut off to prevent permanent damage.

I under clocked the CPU down to 2.5 ghz to try to help with the heat issues to some avail.

Other Thoughts: I am using sli 670s and 32 gbs or ram and a 1200 W power supply the cpu is the point of failure so far.

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  • Darien H.
  • 7/28/2014 5:43:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible Customer Service

Pros: Solid processor, worked well while it was working.

Cons: The processor is a solid piece of hardware, but when I shipped it back for a new one after it stopped working, everything went to hell. A couple weeks after I had mailed it back, I received an email saying it had passed inspection and that the company would soon send me another message saying when I would expect to have my processor. HOWEVER, over a month went by and I heard not ONE WORD from the company. I sent an email about it and received no response. I called customer service, and was given no useful information or actual help. Pray to whatever higher power you believe in, because if your processor breaks and you want the company to handle it, YOU'RE OUT OF LUCK.

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  • Denise C.
  • 6/27/2014 10:45:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs8 cores, runs hot

Pros: Great CPU, 8 cores. I don't OC it b/c of heat issues but when I get a new CPU cooler, I bet I could. It's held up well in the year and a half I've had it.

Cons: Stock cooler runs really hot, I'm getting 65 C under load and about 35-38 C idle with Arctic Silver. I'm getting a high-performance CPU fan now, I'm a bit worried about the life of the CPU if it runs so hot.

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  • Christopher C.
  • 4/29/2014 7:18:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat processor

Pros: Have yet to run into any problems with the processor itself. Great for overclocking, 8 cores is a fantastic jump from 2. Have yet to be able to bog this thing down.

Cons: The only con I can come up with is with the heat sink. I highly recommend getting a different heat sink. The stock one is loud as hell, and very inefficient.

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  • Robert T.
  • 4/14/2014 6:27:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: have had the cpu since 5-6 months ago and its still doing its thing, ive never ran into a bluescreen at all. I don't oc it and at 3.6 ghz hacing 8 cores its more than enough for gaming without any bottlenecks at all. I used to game on a intel core2 duo 3.1 ghz, and trust me the 8 cores is a new general standard that tops off the hat to any high end games out today like bf4 or titanfall. no hitches with this guy, only the unavoidable ones, no matter what no ones pc is going to run without a single hitch unless you buy overpriced compenents and dish out 400 on a mobo etc.... thing has held its own against everything I need it for.

Cons: none at all.

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  • Don L.
  • 4/7/2014 2:02:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME CPU

Pros: Very fast and overclockable. Runs 29c to 33c at 1.275 volts at 3,6 GHz With a Zalman CNPS9900MAX CPU cooler in a CM Sniper Case. Fast shipping from Newegg as always.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I've had this for over 2 years now. I've had overclocked to 4.615 MHz at 1.344 volts with16 GB's of G.Skill F3-12800CL8-4GBXM memory at 1872 MHz at (9-9-9-24) on a ASUS Crosshair V Formula. Almost no tweaking to get it there and thats on air. It's very stable running idle at 40c and under heavy load at 55c. What more could you ask for.

P.C. Build
CM Storm Sniper Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case
Cooler Master MegaFlow (x3 Front, top and side) Sleeve Bearing 200mm Blue LED Silent Fan
Cooler Master CM Essentials 140 Sleeve Bearing 140mm Blue LED Silent Fan
Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan
ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS AMD Gaming Motherboard.
AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz 125W 8-Core Desktop Processor.
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R with 135mm Red LED fan, Long life bearing CPU Cooler.
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM Desktop Memory.
G.SKILL FTB-3500C6-S blue LED Turbulence Fan.
XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon 6970 2 GB DDR5 SDRAM Graphic Card.
WD BLACK SERIES (x2) WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive.
WD BLACK SERIES WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive.
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD).
ABS DARK BERET series DB850-M-BRZ 850W Power Supply.
SAMSUNG P2770 ToC Rose Black 27" 1ms DC 70,000:1 Full HD HDMI LCD Monitor.
Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 5 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Stereo Headset
Mad Catz MMO7 Matte Black 15 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB 2.0 Wired Laser 6400 dpi Mouse
Dell SK-8135 Multimedia USB HUB Enhanced Keyboard
Logitech Z623 200 w 2.1 THX-Certified Speaker System.

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  • Caleb K.
  • 2/19/2014 10:20:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Very fast great for 3D rendering/ video editing and such. Also works great for gaming.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The default cooling block works fine for most everything but a liquid cooling system would be recommended.

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  • H. S.
  • 2/12/2014 7:01:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFlawless so far

Pros: It has done everything I've asked it, and it hasn't given me problems so far

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/13/2014 12:36:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Processor for a Good Price

Pros: - Price
- Speed

Overall I am happy with my buy, I have mine clocked to 4.1GHz that runs at about 40-50C when running higher graphics while running fraps. I'm quite impressed and would recommend it to those who are looking to save a buck without sacrificing performance.

Cons: The stock fan isn't great, can be loud sometimes, buying a new CPU fan and going to continue to push the ability of this CPU.

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