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FX-8150

The AMD FX-8150 has 8 cores that run at a clock speed of 3.6GHz.

It has an L3 cache size of 8MB, an L2 cache size of 8192KB, and an L1 cache size of 384KB.

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AMD FX-8150

Cores8More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously
Speed3.6GHzClock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family
CodenameZambeziThe code name given by the manufacturers
Release Date12 Oct 2011 The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support
TDP125WThe lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates
L1 Cache384KBThe bigger the L1 cache, the more data can be stored for lightning CPU access to priority processes (though a bigger cache means a higher latency
L2 Cache8192KBAfter L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access
L3 Cache8MBThe L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data
Lithography32nmThe smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use
CPU SocketSocket AM3+The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it
Unlocked MultiplieryesAn unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost

FX-8150 compatibility review

Overall, the AMD FX-8150 has exceptional performance. Its 8 cores clocked at 3.6 GHz provide extremely swift processing speeds and allow many processes to be run simultaneously.

The CPU is now over 7 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This processor will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little support from AMD.

Created with lithographic technology sized at 32 nanometers, the FX-8150 is quite efficiently built, although with a Thermal Design Power of 125W it requires a large amount of power to run.

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  • Grand Theft Auto IV
    60
    The Elder Scrolls V
    45
    Serious Sam 3
    30
    Need for Speed: The Run
    60
    Battlefield 3: Close Quarters
    50
    LA Noire
    30
  • Fuel
    60
    Call of Duty 5: World at War
    60
    Minecraft
    75
    Alan Wakes American Nightmare
    96
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    29
    Sleeping Dogs
    35
  • Battlefield 3 Premium
    60
    World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
    65
    Mafia 2
    61
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    37
    The Amazing Spider-Man
    10
    Battlefield 3
    60
  • Torchlight 2
    65
    Risen 2
    35
    Saints Row 3
    30
    Battlefield 3: Armored Kill
    50
    Tom Clancy: Ghost Recon Future Soldier
    60
    Dirt 3
    53
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FX-8150 Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Grand Theft Auto V 50
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 160
The Witcher III 37
Battlefield 4 56
Watch Dogs 48
Far Cry 3 48
Crysis 3 44
Grand Theft Auto IV 49
Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag 53
Battlefield 3 64
The Elder Scrolls V 56
Overwatch 45
ArmA III 41
Far Cry 4 46
Call of Duty: Ghosts 48
Need For Speed: Most Wanted 2 39
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor 46
Crysis 2 51
The Witcher II 52
Tomb Raider 58
Blade and Soul 45
Mafia 2 54
Assassins Creed: Rogue 60
Need for Speed: The Run 55
DMC: Devil May Cry 105
Left 4 Dead 2 137
Tom Clancys Splinter Cell: Blacklist 68
Borderlands 2 59
Bioshock Infinite 39
Dragon Age 3: Inquisition 19
Batman: Arkham City 60
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