AMD Bulldozer vs Nehalem? Tags: CPUs Performance AMD Nehalem Last response: November 8, 2012 10:56 AM in CPUs Share ambam November 7, 2012 10:01:25 PM Has AMD finally caught up in performance with Intel's old Nehalem architecture? Is the AMD FX 8350 as fast or faster than the Core i7? The Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge totally blow AMD out of the water. Usually AMD processors are lagging one or two generations behind Intel in terms of performance. The Phenom II's were about roughly as fast as the old Core 2 CPU's. More about : amd bulldozer nehalem richi3d10 November 7, 2012 10:08:14 PM I've seen benchmarks that show the new FX-8350 beating the ivy bridge i5 in terms of fps on several games and video encoding. DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs a b À AMD November 7, 2012 10:11:16 PM The 8350 still isn't quite as good as a higher end First gen i7 in single threaded tasks (or lightly threaded, such as gaming), but it's comparable or slightly better in highly threaded tasks. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/697?vs=100 Related resources Bulldozer vs Nehalem - Forum General discussion AMD vs Intel, LGA775, Nehalem , etc - Forum Penryn and Nehalem ; Can AMD catch up? - Forum AMD Bulldozer Query - Forum AMD Bulldozer performance benchmarks? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer FlintIronStagg a b à CPUs November 7, 2012 10:21:25 PM not to mention the high clock they have to put on those chips just to squeeze out the performance... they take alot of power as well A Bad Day November 8, 2012 12:57:58 AM In heavily threaded and/or inter-heavy tasks, the Bulldozer matches SB occasionally. In single threaded and/or FP-heavy tasks, even Nehalem stands a chance against BD. JKatwyopc a b à CPUs November 8, 2012 1:08:14 AM Check out this recent article on Tom's Hardware. It answers that question very well. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8350-vishera-rev... richi3d10 November 8, 2012 10:53:11 AM The 8350 isn't Bulldozer architecture, it's Piledriver blazorthon a b à CPUs November 8, 2012 10:56:53 AM Piledriver can game pretty well against Nehalem overall. Not much room between the Sandy Bridge models and the FX-8350, so I don't see Nehalem really winning, if at all. Gufttown would probably still have a decent advantage. http://techreport.com/review/23750/amd-fx-8350-processo... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAMD to bring SMT/CMT Solution to Bulldozer ForumAMD ''Interlagos'' Bulldozer Benchmarks Leaked ForumIs this compatible? ForumAMD PHENOM X4 9750 CPU UPGRADE TO AMD FX 8320 ForumAMD Athlon X3 450 Unlock core ForumAmd phenom ii x2 560 ForumAMD FX 8350 vs i5 3570k Forum[Solved] Amd a10 and i3 3225 ForumWhat is better, AMD or Intel? Why? Forum[Solved] Amd cpu upgrade Forum[Solved] AMD FX 4300 L2 cache ForumAMD FX-8320 out of box compatibility More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !