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AMD Bulldozer Review: FX-8150 Gets Tested

Benchmark Results: Crysis 2

We’re testing three games today: Crysis 2, F1 2011, and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, representing a trio of very different genres.

Crysis 2, our first-person shooter, is indicative of the most visually-engaging GPU-bound titles currently compelling gamers to spend lots of cash on multi-card CrossFire and SLI setups. This is the sort of app AMD would most like you to associate with FX. It’s not going to matter if you buy a $250 processor or a $1000 chip—graphics potential is what determines overall performance.

From 1680x1050 to 2560x1600, using either DirectX 9 or 11, the results are pretty much even. We'll tentatively call this promising, pending more processor-bound games.

  • btto
    yeah finaly, now i'll read it
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  • ghnader hsmithot
    nOT Bad AMd!
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  • jdwii
    Been so long and i'm kinda sad.
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  • compton
    Not many surprises but I've been waiting for a long, long time for this. I hope this is just the first step to a more competitive AMD.
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  • ghnader hsmithot
    At least its almost as good as Nehalem.
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  • gamerk316
    Dissapointing. Predicted it ages ago though. PII X6 is a better value.
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  • As I expected - failure.
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  • AbdullahG
    I see the guys from the BD Rumors are here. As many others are, I'm disappointed.
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  • iam2thecrowe
    for the gaming community this is a FLOP.
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  • phump
    FX-4100 looks like a good alternative to the 955BE. Same price, higher clock, and lower power profile.
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