AMD FX-8150 vs Phenom X4 9150e

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AMD FX-8150 advantages



AMD FX-8150
  • The FX-8150 has 91% higher performance in single-threaded applications.
  • In multi-threaded tasks, the AMD FX-8150 processor has 152% better performance.
  • This microprocessor is 150% faster when running memory-intensive programs.
  • The AMD FX-8150 has SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions enabled.
  • The AMD FX-8150 supports Advanced Encryption Standard instructions, that provide AES encryption acceleration. The technology is valuable if you need to secure your disk or network data.
  • The CPU incorporates AVX and XOP instructions, introduced in the recent past. These extensions are not broadly used by applications yet, but their support should improve in future apps.
  • The AMD FX-8150 has FMA4 instruction set extension enabled. Only AMD CPUs offer this technology, thus it may not get broad support from software vendors.
  • The processor is unlocked. Hence, the CPU can be easily overclocked on most motherboards when higher performance is needed. Be warned that overclocking can void processor warranty.

AMD Phenom X4 9150e advantages



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  • The AMD Phenom X4 9150e includes 3DNow! instructions. The 3DNow! instruction set helps the microprocessor to execute certain floating-point operations faster, and thus enhance performance in games and software, that support the instructions. These instruction are obsolete now, and only some old games and software used them.
  • The AMD Phenom X4 9150e is 48% more energy efficient than the AMD FX-8150 CPU.

FX-8150 vs 9150e performance comparison

The charts below demonstrate relative performance of FX-8150 and Phenom X4 9150e microprocessors in a number of different kinds of tasks. To calculate displayed numbers we averaged results for several tests for each specific program type. As a result, the shown results may differ from results, that you may receive in individual benchmarks. We also averaged the numbers for task type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1.91
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2.52
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2.5
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2.31
 
1
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD FX-8150       - AMD Phenom X4 9150e

Exhaustive list of benchmarks, that show difference in performance between FX-8150 and AMD Phenom X4 9150e in various types of applications, can be seen in the "Benchmarks" tab.


FX-8150 vs 9150e power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
125W
 
65W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD FX-8150 vs Phenom X4 9150e specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Much more detailed comparison of low level features of both CPUs you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

FX-8150 Phenom X4 9150e
General recommendations:
Performs much better in all application types,
Features SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / XOP instructions,
Allows simple overclocking
  General recommendations:
Needs less power

Drawbacks:

Requires significantly more power
 

Drawbacks:

Slow,
Does not support some instructions

Similar processors

FX-8150 Phenom X4 9150e
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as AMD FX-8150 and 9150e.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD FX-8150 and AMD Phenom X4 9150e pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD FX-8150AMD Phenom X4 9150e
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyFX-SeriesPhenom X4
Basic details
Model numberFX-81509150e
CPU part numberFD8150FRW8KGUHD9150ODJ4BGH
Box part numberFD8150FRGUBOX
FD8150FRGUWOX
HD9150ODGHBOX
Introduction dateOctober 12, 2011July 1, 2008
Current official price$183 (as of Jan 2014) 
 
CPU features
Core nameZambeziAgena
Platform nameScorpius 
MicroarchitectureBulldozerK10
Technology (micron)0.0320.065
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM3+Socket AM2 / Socket AM2+
Frequency (MHz)36001800
Turbo Frequency (MHz)4200 / 3900 
Bus speed (MHz)2600 (HT/QPI)1600 (HT/QPI)
Clock Multiplier 9
L1 cache256 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)256 KB (code) / 256 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)81922048
L3 cache (KB)81922048
Max temperature (°C)6155 - 70
TDP (Watt)12565
Core voltage (V) 1.075 - 1.125
Cores84
Threads84
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!-+
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+-
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+-
SSE4.2+-
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+-
XOP / eXtended Operations+-
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Unlocked multiplier+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1866DDR2-1066
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD FX-8150" or "AMD Phenom X4 9150e" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of AMD FX-8150 and Phenom X4 9150e benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard with 4GB dual-channel Crucial BallistixPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon). The latter processor was tested on MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard, that had 2GB dual-channel Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4 memory, and Powercolor 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI Radeon HD2400) graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


FX-8150 vs Phenom X4 9150e single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    AMD FX-8150           AMD Phenom X4 9150e

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
100%
46.7%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
52.7%

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
59.7%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
52.0%


FX-8150 vs Phenom X4 9150e multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    AMD FX-8150           AMD Phenom X4 9150e

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
38.8%

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
38.8%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
37.4%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
38.0%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
31.9%

    AMD FX-8150           AMD Phenom X4 9150e

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
37.0%

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
58.7%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
34.1%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
43.3%


FX-8150 vs Phenom X4 9150e graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.

    AMD FX-8150           AMD Phenom X4 9150e

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
100%
9.0%

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
26.6%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
27.0%


FX-8150 vs Phenom X4 9150e memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    AMD FX-8150           AMD Phenom X4 9150e

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
68.7%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
38.9%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
39.9%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD FX-8150 and AMD Phenom X4 9150e microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyFX-SeriesPhenom X4
Model / Processor NumberFX-81509150e
Frequency3612 MHz2253 MHz
CWID version0.40.3
Part numberFD8150FRW8KGUHD9150ODJ4BGH
S-Spec / Stepping CodeFA 1145PGTJAAHB AA 0910BPLW
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD FX(tm)-8150 Eight-Core Processor AMD Phenom(tm) 9150e Quad-Core Processor
Cores84
Compute units4 
Logical processors84
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingOR-B2DR-B3
CPUID signature600F12100F23
Family21 (015h)16 (010h)
Model 1 (01h) 2 (02h)
Stepping 2 (02h) 3 (03h)
SocketAM3+ 
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative2-way set associative
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1
L1 data: Size8 x 16 KB4 x 64 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments1 cache per 2 cores 
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1
L1 instruction: Size4 x 64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: Comments1 cache per 2 cores 
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1
L2: Size4 x 2 MB4 x 512 KB
L3: Associativity64-way set associative32-way set associative
L3: Line size64 bytes
L3: Lines per tag1
L3: Size8 MB2 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!-+
AES+-
AMD extensions to MMX+
AVX+-
Extensions to 3DNow!-+
FMA4+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+-
SSE4.2+-
SSE4A+
SSSE3+-
XOP+-
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+-
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT / STGI support+-
SYSCALL/SYSRET+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE / XRESTORE states+-
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+
Turbo Core+-
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+
100MHz multiplier control+
128-bit SSE instructions+
36-bit page-size extensions+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+
Debugging extensions+
Extended APIC space+
Hardware P-state control+
Hardware thermal control+
Instruction based sampling+
LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
LBR virtualization+
LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8+
Lightweight profiling support+-
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Misaligned SSE mode+
Model-specific registers+
Nested page tables+
OS visible workaround+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Physical address extensions+
SVM lock+
Software thermal control-+
Support for NRIP save+
THERMTRIP+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+-
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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