See what happens when you harness three GPUs to a Bulldozer and try to get them to pull it along
Subject: Processors | November 9, 2011 - 04:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: amd, bulldozer, sli, FX 8150, GTX580
In a good mood? If so, do not read this [H]ard|OCP article on Bulldozer's gaming performance when coupled with two and three GTX580s. By using an SLI setup you can see just how powerful a CPU is as it tries to keep up with the GPUs and as you might expect the Bulldozer is not up to the task. In most tests [H] saw a 70% performance difference between the FX 8150 and the Core-i5 2500K, with both processors clocked at 4.8GHz. In a very few tests the results were a little closer but this is bad news for AMD, especially when you consider it is the more expensive of the two chips.
"We are taking the new AMD FX-8150 and giving it the power of Dual and Triple-SLI GeForce GTX 580 video cards. We are going to take the new CPU up to large NV Surround resolutions and see how performance stacks up when it comes to high-end gaming scenarios."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- NVIDIA's Tegra 3 Launched: Architecture Revealed @ AnandTech
- HTC adopts Nvidia Tegra 3 processors @ DigiTimes
- NVIDIA's Tegra 3 (Kal-El) Quad-Core Mobile Superchip Detailed @ Tweaktown
- AMD FX-4100 Quad Core 3.6GHz Bulldozer Processor Review @ Legit Reviews
- AMD vs Intel: Bulldozer vs Sandy Bridge @ HCW
- AMD Bulldozer Cache Aliasing Issue Fix @ Phoronix
- Open64 Compiler Tuning On AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 @ Phoronix
- AMD FX 8150 Revisited @ Madshrimps