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Richard Chao
10-18-2011, 06:30 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/12/amd-fx-processor-brings-eight-cores-to-battle-we-go-eyes-on-vi/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/12/...-go-eyes-on-vi/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"AMD fans have endured a long wait for this, while being reduced to spectators as Intel spews out an ever-increasing horde of Sandy Bridge variants and builds up the hype around its next-gen Ivy Bridge architecture. But the new FX series of processors is finally here and will be available to buy in the next few days, with the top-end FX-8150 priced at $245 in exchange for eight cores, a 3.6GHz base clock speed and easy over-clocking to 4.8GHz using the packaged Overdrive software."</em></p><p><em><img height="465" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1318911720.usr117680.jpg" style="border: 0;" width="472" /></em></p><p>If you're an AMD fan and have been waiting for something that competes with Intel's Core i processors, you're in luck. &nbsp;AMD is about to release their new FX series of processors. &nbsp;The top of the line model is the eight core FX-8150 with a base processor speed of 3.6 GHz which over-clocks to 4.8 using the packaged Overdrive software. &nbsp;This eight core processor will cost you $245 which compares favorably to Intel's Core i7. &nbsp;</p><p>This same story basically is echoed through out the FX line. &nbsp;Same or better performance to comparable models at a lower price when compared to Intel's product. &nbsp;Take a look at Engadget's review available via the link. &nbsp;</p>

Lee Yuan Sheng
10-18-2011, 08:03 AM
Sadly, the benchmarks have shown it's inferior to the Intels.

10-18-2011, 05:13 PM
This article is over a week old and doesn't include benchmarks. Since then the benchmarks have shown the processor performing about the same as a slow Core i5. Very disappointing, but this is just the first iteration. Hopefully subsequent releases will be faster. I really want AMD to do well, but they aren't there yet.