Cast your vote Do you agree or disagree with CPUBoss?

Thanks for adding your opinion. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news!
VS

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD FX 8150

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 8150

Report a correction
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 180 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 0.95 GHz More than 3.8x higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 0.5 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 1 7 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 1 7 more threads
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.71 GHz vs 4.19 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.66 GHz vs 4.29 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 4 950

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 4 950

Report a correction

CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 4 950 vs the FX 8150.

Features Key features of the FX 8150  vs Athlon 4 950 

clock speed

FX 8150
3.6 GHz
Athlon 4 950
0.95 GHz

L2 cache

FX 8150
8 MB
Athlon 4 950
0.5 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

FX 8150
4.71 GHz
Athlon 4 950
4.19 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

FX 8150
4.66 GHz
Athlon 4 950
4.29 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 8150  vs
Athlon 4 950 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 0.95 GHz
Cores Octa core Single core
Socket type
AM3+
462
Slot A
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 200 MHz

details

FX 8150  vs
Athlon 4 950 
Threads 8 1
L2 cache 8 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 180 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.71 GHz 4.19 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.66 GHz 4.29 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.71 GHz 4.19 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 197.75W N/A
AMD FX 8150
Report a correction
AMD Athlon 4 950
Report a correction

Comments

comments powered by Disqus