Upgrade to fx 8150 or wait for piledriver?

I currently have an fx 4100 overclocked to 4ghz and I was thinking of upgrading to the fx 8150 as an AMD fan would it be worth it? or should I wait for piledriver?
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  1. PLEASE DO WAIT FOR PILEDRIVER...atleast a 15% or more improvement over the FX 8150 is almost guaranteed :D

    But with AMD's schedules u mite have to wait till November....but it wud definitely be worth the wait:)
  2. Right now while you wait, you can aim for a 4.5ghz+ OC.
  3. Wait.
  4. unless you are getting bottlenecked in some game due to a cpu problem, just wait.
  5. Wait.....
  6. DarkNinja22 said:
    I currently have an fx 4100 overclocked to 4ghz and I was thinking of upgrading to the fx 8150 as an AMD fan would it be worth it? or should I wait for piledriver?


    what do you use the PC for? rendering, photoshop, gaming, etc.?

    if you're doing anything like AutoCAD 3D, photoshop or any programs that fully utilizes the number of cores /threads, then yes, the 8150 will show some improvement, and grabbing it now wouldn't be so bad if you're REALLY impatient. not the best solution, but a solution nonetheless.

    gaming, or non-threaded applications on the other hand,

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-9.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-5.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-4.html

    you won't see a load of improvement. i'd suggest you OC the 4100 a bit more first and see how that goes.
  7. DarkNinja22 said:
    I currently have an fx 4100 overclocked to 4ghz and I was thinking of upgrading to the fx 8150 as an AMD fan would it be worth it? or should I wait for piledriver?

    i have my fx 4100 at 4.95 ghz paired with 560 ti and didnt see any need to upgrade to any other cpu. i have my fx set at the borderline of the safe voltage of 1.55 but i have it on a corsair h80 cpu cooler to compensate for the heat. also u gotta set the ram timings to get it to run at higher OC. basically its a trial and error with the ram, voltage and the capacity of your chip and also u goota know wat ur doing.
  8. +1 OC and wait.
  9. batsoy19 said:
    i have my fx 4100 at 4.95 ghz paired with 560 ti and didnt see any need to upgrade to any other cpu. i have my fx set at the borderline of the safe voltage of 1.55 but i have it on a corsair h80 cpu cooler to compensate for the heat. also u gotta set the ram timings to get it to run at higher OC. basically its a trial and error with the ram, voltage and the capacity of your chip and also u goota know wat ur doing.


    Dude i think u need to back down a little, 4.95 is quite an achievement, but i really wonder how long ur chip will last :)
  10. Hold on, i'd say.
  11. I would wait unless you have some serious computational need that only the 8150 can fill, especially since you have a FX 4100. What are your other computer specs?
  12. I would wait. It's expected to be between 5% - 15% faster than Bulldozer (FX).
  13. My other computer specs are 8gb ram and a hd 6870. I do use Autodesk maya and sony vegas.
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