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AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 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.

Learn more about FX-8150

Model

Brand
AMD
Series
FX-Series
Model
FD8150FRGUBOX

CPU Socket Type

CPU Socket Type
Socket AM3+

Tech Spec

Core Name
Zambezi
# of Cores
8-Core
Name
FX-8150
Operating Frequency
3.6GHz
L2 Cache
8MB
L3 Cache
8MB
Manufacturing Tech
32nm
64-Bit Support
Yes
Hyper-Transport Support
Yes
Virtualization Technology Support
Yes
Thermal Design Power
125W
Cooling Device
Heatsink and fan included

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • scott 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.
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD.
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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  • Jean-Curtis S.
  • 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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  • Laura F.
  • 1/11/2014 12:29:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGood Processor, Runs Hot

Pros: This is a great processor for the price and performance you get out of it, owned it since I got my PC over a year ago.

Cons: The processor idles at about 37 degress Celsius, and when I play a high performance game such as Battlefield 4 or Splinter Cell Blacklist, it just shuts off due to overheating.

Other Thoughts: This CPU runs a lot hotter than my brother's, and we have the same ones.
My Build:
AMD FX 8150 3.6 GHz Processor
AMD HD Radeon 6790 1GB GPU
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 MOBO
16 GB DDR3 1600 Memory / RAM
500 GB HDD Storage
NZXT Mid-Tower Case

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  • Daniel V.
  • 1/9/2014 3:47:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: LOVE this processor. Runs everything I've ever asked it to, including the newest games, and even some bitcoin mining when processors could still do such things efficiently!

Cons: No cons that I've noticed!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/21/2013 7:06:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs**Two Microsoft Hotfixes for ALL FX Bulldozer Series

Pros: The two Microsoft hotfixes address Windows OS issues with utilizing AMD's Bulldozer multi-threading architecture. It is not a flaw in AMD's Bulldozer multi-threading technology, but it is Windows OS inability to use it!

Cons: Go figure, neither of these Microsoft hotfixes are available through critical/optional updates. You can locate them on Microsoft websites/sent to you via e-mail.

Other Thoughts: ***TWO MICROSOFT HOTFIXES FOR ALL FX Bulldozer PROCESSORS*** which are not included in critical/optional updates, but are available via Microsoft websites/sent e-mail to you:

1-Microsoft hotfix KB2645594 (install first)
2-Microsoft hotfix KB2646060

These are zip files, so after downloading/opening they still need to be installed:
1- Click start button
2- Select "Computer"
3- Select "Local Disk (C:)
4- Upper right hand corner where it says: "Search Local Disk (C:)" left click in box to clear it
5- Type KB2645594
6- Press "Enter" on keyboard
7- When you see the file double left click on it
8- Follow install instructions
9- Repeat procedure for KB2646060

AMD & Microsoft combined effort so that Windows 7 can better utilize FX bulldozer architecture.

My FX-4100 oced to a stable 4.25GHz/core (stock voltage) along with these two hotfixes is now very close in performance to Intel's i5. My extensive review/oc settings on the FX-4100 is posted on a "Prime" site.

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  • Brent B.
  • 11/10/2013 12:19:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssweet!!!

Pros: Super Fast and fun. Works great!!!

Cons: None

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  • Anthony T.
  • 11/9/2013 2:47:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDecent....but TERRIBLE for analysis

Pros: The processor works well for everyday use, and even works well for most gaming applications. Dirt cheap compared to Intel processors, but we will see why shortly.

Cons: This sucker does get hot. I have it water cooled now, and it still idles around 39 C.

The biggest con is that it simply is not as good as Intel chips. I have owned more AMD chips than Intel chips, and have been fairly happy with them. But let's be honest...you get what you pay for with Intel chips, assuming that you need the high performance multi-threading capabilities.

For example, I recently ran a massive amount of analyses (about 10,000) using a multi-threaded program that I wrote. I ran them on both my ASUS laptop and my FX8150 desktop. Here are the specs:

ASUS N53 Laptop:
2.0 GHz Core i7
7200 RPM spinny drive
1 GB NVIDA graphics card
Windows 7 64 bit

Desktop (built myself):
3.6 GHz FX-8150, water cooled
ASUS Sabertooth Motherboard
256 GB Solid State Hard Drive
2 GB Radeon Graphics Card
Windows 7 64 bit

And guess which one ran the analyses faster? Yup, the laptop. My desktop should have been faster due to the faster clock on the chip and the solid state drive (the program dumps data to the hard drive because of how much data it accumulates). However, the laptop ran the analyses more than twice as fast.

This goes to show just how much better Intel chips are when it comes to truly demanding computing. Not that AMD doesn't have its place for standard computing needs (and even gaming, as it works well for every game I play), but if you need a chip that will crunch numbers quickly, go Intel.

Other Thoughts: Again, I love AMD simply for the affordability and the good performance under standard conditions. But their chips simply aren't good at crunching large amounts of data or multi-threading. However, I wasn't expecting this chip to be as bad at number crunching as it actually is.

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