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

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  • 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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  • Antoine J.
  • 2/7/2016 2:07:00 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPOWERRRRRRRR!

Pros: - Fastest build ever for me
- Using either BIOS or AMD software, you can push this chip up to 4.1 GHz right out of the box. Guys online got much more out of this chip with experimentation and great cooling

Cons: - Thought this was the box which included the AMD water cooler, but it wasn't. Other than that, no cons here.

Other Thoughts: Bought this chip as I was well due for an upgrade from a 2.2 GHz dual core Opteron I had been running since 2007. I run this chip in my grad school machine, so I run a very minor OC at 3.7 GHz for my day-to-day. My Sapphire R9 270X Toxic handles the games I usually play very well. Along with a Samsung 940 SSD, 16 GB of Ballistix RAM, I have no slow down or choke points on my system. My computer does what I want it to do, when I want to do it and at speed. I couldn't be happier. This is one of AMD's best CPUs hands down.

I know the AM3+ chipsets are old news, but I'm happy with where my computing needs are at the moment. Great value for money if you can still find this CPU!

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5 out of 5 eggsWorked Great

Pros: Worked great.

Cons: After I got my i7-4790k, I could never go back to AMD.

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  • Joseph J.
  • 1/11/2016 8:53:38 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBought in 2012, still in use today.

Pros: I must have an awesome stepping, daily use I have it clocked at 4.7ghz with only 1.42v. It's only ever been liquid cooled, idles at 27c and maxes out at 55c with a H100i in push pull. Going into its fourth year of use, now resting in an Asrock 990FX Extreme9, didn't let me down even a little over the years for games or content creation in the Adobe creative suite.

Cons: It's not as fast as the FX9590 clocked at the same speed, but I won't complain that I had a 8 core cpu clocked at 4.7ghz before AMD released the FX9 cpu's.

Other Thoughts: For its time it was pretty cost effective to build a pc on the AM3+ platform. It kinda still is if you don't need an 8 core but the budget friendly FX6300. Nowadays though you'd get a lot more mileage out of an Intel build, especially if you get the less expensive non K series cpu and pair it with a motherboard that can overclock non K intel cpu's. Now that's value.

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  • Terry M.
  • 7/11/2015 7:21:18 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill going strong

Pros: Built my machine 3 years ago. Primary use is to run virtual machines (VMware Workstation) in my lab environment. I run as many as 5 virtual Windows Server machines at a time; this processor is able to handle that load.

Cons: None. The processor does everything I need it to do efficiently and at a great price point.

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  • Cameron C.
  • 3/16/2015 3:59:16 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIs it loaded yet?

Pros: Multi-core processing
Runs cool
Overclockable

Cons: This processor is currently the bottleneck of my machine, consistently damaging performance. It's finicky, loud, and while it may advertise 8 cores, there's truly only 4 physical cores.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend not buying this processor.

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  • Daniel B.
  • 2/8/2015 10:20:34 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast but hot

Pros: -Decent stock heat sink.
-Stock heat sink is quiet.
-Very robust speed.
-Very overclock-able.
-Cheap performance.

Cons: -Runs fairly hot with standard heat sink. 45-50 C idle, 60-80 C max load without overclock.
-Will definitely want to get an aftermarket heat sink.

Other Thoughts: Have had 0 issues with this CPU so far. Overall great and fast processor. Good bang for the buck.

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  • john c.
  • 1/14/2015 12:04:26 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest for gaming

Pros: best board hands down!

i have my amd over clocked to 4.2ghz just on fans

Cons: no cons to report

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  • Nathaniel M.
  • 9/1/2014 2:55:31 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRunning great and fast 2 years later

Pros: This has been a great processor for gaming and streaming. I have just upgraded to the 9590 and am passing this one down to my brother, so he can retire his perfectly great Phenom x4 965. I have never had any problems with this processor. I overclocked it easily to 4.2ghz, and it was stable for the most part.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Never went past 43c with my Antec khuler 920 at %45 fan speed while gaming.

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  • Jack R.
  • 7/30/2014 11:00:16 AM
  • 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
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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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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