AMD FX-8150 Processor

AMD FX-8150 Processor

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  • AMD FX-8150 Processor

Features & Benefits
  • Experience the world’s first native 8-core desktop processor.
  • Overclock for a big boost in performance and speed1.
  • Perform mega-tasking and get pure core performance with new “Bulldozer” architecture.
  • Get an extra burst of raw speed when you need it most with AMD Turbo CORE Technology.
  • Push your performance with tuning controls in the easy-to-use AMD OverDrive™ software1.
  • Enjoy stable, smooth performance with impressive energy efficiency thanks to a 32nm die.

1. AMD’s product warranty does not cover damage caused by overclocking (even when overclocking is enabled via AMD OverDrive™ software).

Ferocious power - right out of the box
Take on anything, anytime with the extreme responsiveness and mega-tasking performance of AMD FX CPUs.

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AMD FX 8-Core Processor Black Edition
Experience the world’s first native 8-core desktop processor.
Immerse yourself in the most advanced 3D games.
Achieve extreme mega-tasking with ease.

AMD FX 6-Core Processor Black Edition
Accomplish breathtaking 3D modeling and HD video editing.
Chat, watch movies, play games and more with maximum multitasking.

AMD FX 4-Core Processor Black Edition
Watch rich, crisp HD video.
Run multiple compute-intensive applications seamlessly.

Be Epic. Be Brutal. Get AMD FX in Your System.

AMD FX Key Architectural Features 

AMD FX Processors

We call it the new AMD FX 8-Core Processor Black Edition and it’s unlocked for your overclocking pleasure.1 Experience unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with the industry’s first 32nm 8-core desktop processor. Get the speed you crave with AMD Turbo CORE Technology to push your core frequencies to the limit when you need it most. Go beyond the limits of maximum speed with easy-to-use AMD OverDrive™ and AMD Catalyst Control Center™ software suites. But the best part of all? You’ll get all this impressive performance at an unbelievable price. You’ll be asking yourself “what competition?” in no time.

AMD FX 8-Core Processors

  • The industry’s first and only native 8-core desktop processor for unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with all-new “Bulldozer” architecture.
  • New 32 nanometer die shrink designed to reduce leakage for improved efficiency, increased clock rate headroom and better thermals.

AMD Turbo CORE Technology

  • The AMD FX Processors come equipped with AMD Turbo CORE Technology. AMD Turbo CORE Technology is a performance boosting technology that helps increase performance on the applications that need it the most.

New Instruction Capabilities

  • AVX 
    • Advanced Vector Extensions increase parallelism tailored for scientific and 3D applications that use heavy floating point calculations
  • FMA4 and XOP
    • Floating Point Vector Multiply -Accumulate  improves throughput and performance on many vector functions (integer and floating point)
  • AES
    • Advanced Encryption Standard noticeably increase performance on the latest encryption applications like TrueCrypt and benchmarks like PCMark

AMD Balanced Smart Cache

  • Shared L3 cache ( up to 8MB) 
    • Improved scheduling and pre-fetch capabilities
    • 64-ways (16-ways/sub-cache)
    • Increased data queue sizes
    • Coherency for 8-cores

AMD Wide Floating Point Accelerator

  • Shared FP Scheduler
  • Dual 128-bit Floating point engines – capable of teaming together for 256-bit AVX instructions or operating separately with each core.

HyperTransport™ Technology

  • One 16-bit link at up to 5600MT/s 
  • Up to 8.0GB/s HyperTransport™ I/O bandwidth; Up to 16GB/s in HyperTransport Generation 3.0 mode
  • Up to 37GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth (HyperTransport bus + memory bus)
Benefit: Quick access times to system I/O for better performance.

Integrated DRAM Controller with AMD Memory Optimizer Technology

  • A high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller 
  • Supports up to DDR3-1866
  • Supports new low voltage memories of 1.35V and 1.2V
  • Up to 29.9GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR3
  • New Pre-Fetcher improvements
  • Direct communications to each core in Dual-Core module (APIC registers in each core)
Benefit: Optimized memory controller to feed more cores

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AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) Technology with IOMMU

  • Silicon feature-set enhancements designed to improve the performance, reliability, and security of existing and future virtualization environments by allowing virtualized applications with direct and rapid access to their allocated memory.
  • IOMMU is an extension to AMD64 architecture to support address translation and access protection on DMA transfers
    • Security for User Level application and Virtual Machine guest operating system
      • Address translation and access control
      • Device isolation
      • Device assignment in virtualized systems
      • Security & trusted boot support
      • Unified interrupt management
Benefit: Helps virtualization software to run more securely and efficiently enabling a better experience when dealing with virtual systems

AMD PowerNow!™ Technology (Cool’n’Quiet™ Technology)

  • Enhanced power management features which automatically and instantaneously adjusts performance states and features based on processor performance requirements
  • C6 power state for cache flush, and voltage down individual core
  • CC6 power state allows all cores in C6 to power even lower
    • For quieter operation and reduced power requirements 
  • Separate memory controller power control
  • IO-based c-state interface
  • Works automatically without the need for drivers or BIOS enablement. 
  • Power can be switched on or off within a single clock cycle, saving energy with no impact to performance.
Benefit: Helps users get more efficient performance by dynamically activating or turning off parts of the processor.
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AMD FX Processor Model Number and Feature, Technical Specification Comparison 

AMD FX Processors 

Model Number  Frequency  Total L2 Cache  L3 Cache  Packaging  Thermal Design Power  CMOS Technology 
FX 8150  3.6/4.2 GHz  8MB  8MB  socket AM3+  125W  32nm SOI 
FX 8120  3.1/4.0 GHz  8MB  8MB  socket AM3+  125W  32nm SOI 
FX 6100  3.3/3.9 GHz  6MB  8MB  socket AM3+  95W  32nm SOI 
FX 4100  3.6/3.8 Ghz  4MB  8MB  socket AM3+  95W  32nm SOI 

AMD64 Technology 

Simultaneous 32- & 64-bit computing  Yes 
L1 Cache (Instruction + Data) per core  128KB (64KB + 64KB) 
L2 Cache (1MB per core)  8MB or 6MB or 4MB 
L3 Cache  8MB (shared L3) 


HyperTransport™ Technology 

HyperTransport™ Technology up to 4000MT/s full duplex, or up to 16.0GB/s I/O Bandwidth 
Integrated DDR3 Memory Controller  Yes 


Memory Controller Width  

Type of Memory Supported  Up to DDR3 1866 
Memory Bandwidth  Up to 21 GB/s dual channel memory bandwidth 
Total Processor-to-system Bandwidth (HyperTransport plus memory bandwidth)  Up to 37 GB/s 
Process Technology  32 nanometer, SOI (silicon-on-insulator) Technology 
Packaging  AM3+ 
Thermal Design Power  125W, & 95W 
Manufacturing Sites  GLOBALFOUNDRIES Dresden, Germany 

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