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AMD FX-8150 Black Edition 8-Core Processor vs Core i7-2600K Review


by Stuart Davidson - 12th October 2011
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AMD FX Processor (AMD FX-8150 Black Edition) Review vs Intel Core i7-2600K

Power, Temps and Overclocking


To test the power and thermal performance of the two systems we ran each at idle and full load with our cooler at full RPM. The results are shown below.

  CPU
Idle
CPU
Load
GPU
Idle
GPU
Load
AMD FX-8150 Temps 30°C 52°C 40°C 81°C
Intel Core i7-2600K Temps 30°C 51°C 40°C 81°C

  Idle CPU
Load
CPU and
GPU Load
AMD FX-8150 Power 99w 239w 365w
Intel Core i7-2600K Power 90w 171w 291w

Overclocking the FX-8150 is a simple task thanks to its unlocked multipliers and using our liquid cooling, again at full RPM on the fans, the maximum overclock we were able to achieve is shown below.

  Stock Overclock
AMD FX-8150 BE 200*18=3.6GHz 200*26=5.2GHz @1.5v
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