Power And Temperature Benchmarks
The new AMD-based system uses more power across the board, especially when it's overclocked. This is largely attributable to the high voltage levels required to hit the settings we're using. Of course
You can also thank the power-hungry dual Radeon HD 6950 configuration for that.
Despite its high power usage, the new system’s CPU and GPUs stay relatively cool. We're glad to see that AMD made a transition to 32 nm manufacturing, which seems to help facilitate a more complex processor at lower thermal output. However, Xigmatek’s Gaia cooler should probably receive most of the credit for keeping temperatures low.
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Something is not right here :pfff: . But awesome review of a bulldozer rig. It fails, big time.Reply
Bring on $600! FX-4100? :kaola:
I understand that the SBM doesn't have the flexibility to utilize sales or rebates, but seriously, the Vertex Plus is neither a Vertex or a Plus. There are better options for less money even. I just bought several new Vertex and Vertex Turbos for less than a dollar per GB. If you're not dead-set on one particular drive, have flexibility and when and where the drive is purchased, you can do much better for $87. I'd rather take my chances with buying a used drive than purchase a new drive I know is a turkey. There is probably also a reason that Arrowana FW has yet to be released for older Indilinx controlled drives with 3xnm NAND.Reply
Bulldozer is dozing all right.Reply
your hd, seagate 1tb is only 130$Reply
fx 6100, i was surprised that it was such a deep bottlencek.
biostar ta 990fx?, you can get asrock extreme 4 with sli and xfire support for 110$
overall, indeed you have taken a chance.
i was in a mood to buy fx but wow, this changed my ming, i will now surely go with i5.
I was shocked an disappointed when I saw 'fx' on that first page, but now I've changed my mind.Reply
It's quantified the exceeding suck of bulldozer far better than the official bulldozer review.
Maybe win8 will change everything, but I think it dubious.
lol 2 fps in metro 2033...Reply
Just to point something out, should it not say in the graphs current $1200 PC and not current $1000?Reply
Also on the article, why try something out on a system builder marathon, the FX should of been tested in an other article, such as a review. It does not really matter that yes in fact the GPUs are much better but the CPU is holding them way back... Why cheap out on a motherboard? that Biostar TA990FXE from what I've read is not great, not good even.
*Thought this was for people who didn't really know what to build, or how to build a computer? I wouldn't recommend this build.
Awesome article. Despite people bashing AMD's new BD, this is actually a build that needed to be done. Alot of people are building systems around the new BD, and these benchmarks can be helpful, since just about all of the reviews are centered around the 8100 series. I decided to go with a Phenom 980 instead of the 8150 after reviews, but I never saw anythang about the 6100 series.Reply
I still want to see how it handles multi-tasking compared to Intel.
king_malikenWhy cheap out on a motherboard? that Biostar TA990FXE from what I've read is not great, not good even.Reply
Based on what? It was a fantastic overclocker and stable as hell.
What is your beef with the board?
The vast majority of people who criticize BD does not have a system that is anywhere near as fast a this or as fast as an i5-2500k. They are mainly running slower and ancient dual cores from years ago, with 8600GT video card, yet they judge any new product that comes out.Reply
Personally, I don't care who has the fastest processor, becuase I don't have the money to purchase every new cpu or video card that come out, but when I do upgrade, I just want it to be significantly faster than my previous build. 80% of the benchmarks posted are not programs that most of us even use in everyday life.