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AMD slashes price of eight-core FX-8150 CPU in response to Ivy Bridge

By Shawn Knight ยท 13 replies
Apr 25, 2012
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  1. AMD has recently dropped the price of their flagship eight-core FX-8150, no doubt in response to the abundance of press that Intel has been receiving about Ivy Bridge. The high-end...

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  2. venomblade

    venomblade TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Eh...it's still Bulldozer..
  3. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    you couldn't GIVE that thing away. i wouldn't want to run that in my desktop.
  4. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 774   +221

    The weakest AMD has ever been.
  5. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    One has to wonder how they managed to fall this far behind
  6. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,362   +276

    Id take it anyday over my DualCore :3 Although my clock speed is JUICY its still a dualcore :(
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,953   +1,286

    id rather give my business to AMD over intel any day.
  8. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 561   +237

    It's entirely your choice. I don't upgrade frequently so when I do, if it's the best option I switch indistinctly between NVIDIA-AMD/Intel-AMD at the time of buying the upgrades or building a new rig. I took that decision after bad experiences in different graphics generations with AMD or NVIDIA and after the huge disappointment of a big fail Pentium D.
  9. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    For the past six-seven years I decided to run both Intel and AMD systems, and the one good thing about AMD is that their sockets are relatively stable as compared to Intel, so when these chips drop in prices like this one, you can pick up a pretty powerful CPU and slap it in.
  10. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Really? I was under the impression that for the most part, motherboards with FX CPU compatibility only date from (at the earliest for a select number of boards) ~ May 2010 ( 890FX/870 late revision) - I'm not even sure if Asus have guaranteed FX support for their AM3 socket boards. Unless Piledriver is AM3 compatible, I'd hazard a guess and say that X58 (4 years, 11 Nov 2008 to 7 Dec 2012), P35 (4.5 years, June 2007- 30 Dec 2011), and P67 (which will 2.5 years old before Haswell -LGA1150- is even introduced) are probably in the running for best supported boards/chipsets.
  11. I'll pay 100 bucks for this but no more!

    I5 is a better option at this price
  12. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Yes, quantity has a quality all of its own. You're right as always.
  13. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Tough to beat the juggernaut. Core 2 and 965P became the sexy combination (8GB RAM capacity woo-hoo!), and more people gravitate to the front runners than the underdog. We of course are paying the price now with ever increasing chipset segmentation- seven Cougar Point and six Panther Point chipsets all using client LGA1155 (and another eleven using the mobile equivalents). Lynx Point for Haswell (LGA1150) at this juncture looks to follow the trend.

    Which I suppose validates the proverb "You can have too much of a good thing"
  14. Awesome value.

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