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AMD FX 8150 Black Edition 8-Core Review (with Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7)

As detailed on the previous page, we did get the system posting at 5.0ghz, and even managed to run some benchmarks. We won’t be publishing the results however because the system was running very hot and would occasionally BSOD under heavy load. With improved cooling we are positive that higher clock speeds would be achievable.

This page shows some results we achieved at 4.8ghz, which was 100% stable and could be used 24/7. With the selection of quality partnering components, such as the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 and Noctua NH D14, it really helps the FX 8150 achieve some fantastic final clock speeds.

At 4.8ghz, the FX 8150 scores 7.68 points, which allows it to take second spot. It is still noticeably behind the Core i7 2600k however, which is also running 200mhz slower.

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