Well I'm ok with subbing in the Sapphire Radeon HD 7970. How crippling are these issues with the FX 8150? Would I be mad at myself forever if I got it. The main reason I ask this because I really was hoping to build a system using an AMD CPU.
In games some are claiming the 8150 is terrible but the 8150 benchmarks at 8,369 as the best a intel i7 3960x benches in at 14,826 the opteron 6272 benching at 10,245
Problem with the 8150 is that even with a patch from windows 7 it doesn't take full advantage of the 8150 and as such alot of its muscle is not recognized or used. Theres talk that there will be fixes coming to fix it in windows 7 while windows 8 is suposed to fix it as well. Right now intel cpus are the norm for reccomending to people who play games. Because the fx bulldozer chips are not performing as they say they should have but its up to the buyer to look at all the pros and cons of each chip and decide for themselves to be honest. At the writing of this intel is top of the mountain in performance and price hence not many people reccomend them for gaming (fx bulldozer chips).