AMD’s FX-8150 earns bad marks in applications that are not thread-optimized. Due to an ugly step backward in performance per clock cycle, the Bulldozer-based processor comes in last place.
Average power consumption is nothing to write home about, either.
Finally, we measure total power consumed during the test run of single-threaded applications. AMD uses about 40% more power, measured in watt-hours, than a comparable Intel system with a discrete graphics card.
- Testing The Efficiency Of AMD's Bulldozer
- AMD CPUs: Phenom II X4 980 BE And X6 1100T
- Intel CPUs: Core i5-750 And Core i5-2500K
- Intel CPUs: Core i7-870, Core i7-975 Extreme, Core i7-980X Extreme, And Core i7-2600K
- AMD’s Challenger: FX-8150
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video
- Benchmark Results: Office And Data Archiving
- Benchmark Results: Professional Applications
- Benchmark Results: Matlab
- Power Consumption: Idle/Load
- Single-Threaded Efficiency
- Multi-Threaded Efficiency
- Efficiency Round-Up
- Bulldozer: Improvements Are Urgently Needed