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OC 1055t Phenom vs FX8150

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mooncatt, Dec 25, 2013.

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  1. Mooncatt

    Mooncatt Thread Starter

    Jun 20, 2008
    ok, so ive done loads of surfing the net with regards to the above and i cant seem to find very much.
    system specs first.
    AMD Phenom II 1055T overclocked to 3.8gig
    cooler : vendetta 2
    8gig Corsair DDR3 1600MhZ
    ASRock 990FX extreme 3 mobo
    Gainward GTX470
    120gig Mushkin Chronos SSD
    1Tb 7200rpm HDD
    windows 7 64bit HP

    i bought, on a whim a AMD FX8150 8core. it was a really good price and i stupidly didnt do any research into it :confused: once the new CPU was in i left the stock clock speeds and ran a few benchmarks using pcmark vantage, pcmark 7 etc etc and saw absolutely no increase in performance what so ever. so, i ran a few games and monitored the FPS etc and i actually saw a drop in fps compared to my phenom II.
    I tried to overclock the 8150 but the heat generation was horrendous, but for the short time i was able to use it i still didnt see any performance gain at all. i know already that games dont use many cores but i thought i would still see a performance gain anyway with the FX being a newer cpu with different architecture? in the cpu benchmark lists that are on the net the 8150 is supposed to be better than my trusty old phenom II?
    what would u guys do? stick with the 8150 for future use? or keep the 1055t.
    just so u know i use my rig for gaming.
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    The bulldozer line was a disappointment and in some cases performed worse than say a t1090 or t1100. Bulldozer was superseded by the newer fx8350 which actually performs reasonably well; at least on par with a t1090 or t1100.

    To answer your question, personally I would run the t1055 overclocked however that is me.
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