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

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

AMD FX Processor (AMD FX-8150 Black Edition) Review vs Intel Core i7-2600K

Media Playback

Blu-Ray 3D Playback: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 3D is encoded in High Definition 1080p format using MPEG4 AVC compression and comes on a dual layer (50GB) disc. The aspect ratio of 2.35:1 is used with letterbox bars at the top and bottom of the 16:9 image. This portion of the movie has an average video bitrate of around 45MBPS and regularly peaks above this making it one of the most demanding Blu-Rays on the market. For comparison, a movie such as Casino Royale has a bitrate of 24MBPS.


YouTube HD: Playback of a 1080p clip in Google Chrome.


HTML 5: Rendering of an HTML 5 page in Google Chrome.


At first glance the performance of our FX-8150 in video playback tasks may seem a little disappointing. That isn’t the case though because what we are seeing here is the AMD CPU reducing its power consumption by moving down to a lower clockspeed than the Intel CPU which makes the performance figures look worse. Should we need to multitask when the video is playing our CPU will return to normal speeds, giving us plenty of resources free for additional work. The same is true for YouTube playback but HTML 5 is a little more demanding and so we stay closer to standard clock speeds where the two CPUs offer near identical performance.

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Stuart Davidson

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