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AMD FX-8150 Vs FX-8120

- TheTable below captures the difference between the FX-8150 and the FX-8120, both of which are eight core processors belonging to the AMD’s bulldozer series.

- The base clock of the FX-8150 is 500 MHz higher ( 3.60 GHz Vs 3.10 GHz). Both are eight core processors.

Table : AMD FX-8150 Vs AMD FX-8120 Feature Differences

Feature AMD FX-8150 AMD FX-8120
Core Frequency 3.60 GHz 3.10 GHz
No. Of Cores 8 8
Cache Organization 4 x 2MB L2 and Upto 8 MB L3 4 x 2MB L2 and Upto 8 MB L3
Turbo Frequency 4.20 GHz ( 4 Cores), 3.90 GHz ( 8 Cores) 4.00 GHz ( 4 Cores), 3.40 GHz ( 8 Cores)
TDP Rating 125 Watts 125 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 32 nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1866 DDR3-1866
Integrated Graphics None None

- The base clock of the FX-8150 is 3.60 GHz or 500 MHz more than the FX-8120′s 3.1 GHz.
– The FX-4150 is priced at $239 Vs $189 for FX-8120 ( at the time of writing). If you are cost sensitive, you may prefer FX-8120 and save the money for a better graphics.

- The Bulldozer processors do not come with Integrated graphics. You may like to check the AMD’s Llano Series or the Intel’s Sandy Bridge Series if you are looking for processors with integrated graphics.The Intel’s overclockable Core i5-2500K is a good processor if you can live with its Integrated HD graphics 3000.

Table : AMD FX-8150 Vs AMD FX-8120 Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks AMD FX-8150 AMD FX-8120
PassMark CPU Mark Score
8214 7136
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU
5900 5252
Windows 7 Experience Score
Not available 7.5

 

Some more details of AMD FX-8150

The AMD’s FX-8150 is an 8 Core bulldozer processor that will perform great, especially in cases where all 8 of its core can be put into use. It supports Turbo boost and can be overclocked. The bulldoze architecture is based upon modules – with each module having two integer cores. Each of these two core have their own L1 Data Cache.

Some more details of AMD FX-8120

The AMD’s FX-8150 is an 8 Core bulldozer processor that will perform great, especially in cases where all 8 of its core can be put into use. It supports Turbo boost and can be overclocked. The bulldoze architecture is based upon modules – with each module having two integer cores. Each of these two core have their own L1 Data Cache.

 

Further Suggested Readings

Since both these processors belong to Bulldozer Series, we recommend that you take a looks at the Bulldozer Architecture.

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