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AMD FX-8150 vs. Core i5-2500K and Core i7-2600K CPU Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 315,443 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: October 12, 2011
Page: 2 of 18
The Reviewed CPUs

In the tables below, we compare the main features of the CPUs we included in this review. The Core i7-2600K supports Hyper-Threading technology, which simulates a processing core in each physical core available. Therefore, this CPU is recognized as an eight-core CPU by the operating system. The Phenom II X6 1100T doesn’t support SSE4 and AVX instructions, and its HyperTransport bus works at 2 GHz (8 GB/s), while FX-8150s work at 2.6 GHz (10.4 GB/s). Another difference between the two is in the memory controller. In the AMD FX-8150 this component works at 2.2 GHz, while in the Phenom II X6 1100T it works at 2 GHz.

CPU

Cores

HT

Internal Clock

Turbo Clock

Max Turbo

Core

Technology

TDP

Socket

Price

AMD FX-8150

8

No

3.6 GHz

3.9 GHz

4.2 GHz

Zambezi

32 nm

125 W

AM3+

USD 280

Phenom II X6 1100T

6

No

3.3 GHz

3.7 GHz

3.7 GHz

Thuban

45 nm

125 W

AM3

USD 190

Core i5-2500K

4

No

3.3 GHz

3.7 GHz

3.7 GHz

Sandy Bridge

32 nm

95 W

1155

USD 220

Core i7-2600K

4

Yes

3.4 GHz

3.8 GHz

3.8 GHz

Sandy Bridge

32 nm

95 W

1155

USD 315

The prices were researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this review. The MSRP for the AMD FX-8150 is USD 245; however, today Newegg.com’s price is way above that, probably due to the Law of Supply and Demand. We expect the price of this CPU to drop substantially in the next few weeks.

TDP stands for Thermal Design Power which tells the maximum amount of heat the CPU can dissipate. The CPU cooler must be capable of dissipating at least this amount of heat.

Below we compare the memory cache configuration of the reviewed CPUs. The L2 memory cache of the AMD FX-8150 is shared by each pair of cores. Thus, it has four L2 caches instead of eight.

CPU

L1 Cache (I + D)

L2 Cache

L3 Cache

Memory Support

Memory Channels

AMD FX-8150

64 kB per module + 16 kB per core

2 MB x 4

8 MB total

Up to DDR3-1866

Two

Phenom II X6 1100T

64 KB + 64 KB per core

512 KB per core

6 MB total

Up to DDR3-1333

Two

Core i5-2500K

32 KB + 32 KB per core

256 KB per core

6 MB total

Up to DDR3-1333

Two

Core i7-2600K

32 KB + 32 KB per core

256 KB per core

8 MB total

Up to DDR3-1333

Two

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