It’s tough to do temperature testing since we don’t have a thermo chamber, but the least we can do is show you the temperature numbers we saw on the FX-8150 processor as we tested it.
For temperature testing we used the AMD retail boxed CPU cooler and placed the system into the Thermaltake Chaser PC case and let it idle for 30 minutes and then ran it at full load with Prime 95 64-bit.
The ambient air temperature in the room was 70F or 21C. We used Core Temp to monitor the temperatures and as you can see from the image above the low was 6C and the high was 46C. AMD says the maximum safe temperature to run any FX-series processor at is 61C, so the standard air cooler that comes with the retail processors is more than enough to keep it nice and cool.
We’ll have an article posted later this week that shows off the new AMD water cooler and will have idle/load temperatures compared with other cooling solutions.