Before we look at the numbers, here is a brief glance at the test system that was used. All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.
The AMD AM3+ platform that we used to test the AMD Phenom and FX processors were run on the GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7 motherboard with BIOS F6. The Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz memory kit was set to 1600MHz with 1.5v and 9-9-9-24 1T memory timings on the AMD FX-8150 and then at 1600MHz with 1.5v and 9-9-9-24 1T memory timings on the Phenom II X6 1100T processor.
AMD 990FX Test System
|Processor||AMD FX-8150 ‘Bulldozer’||Live Pricing|
|Motherboard||GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7||Live Pricing|
|Memory||8gb Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9||Live Pricing|
|Hard Drive||Kingston SSDNow 96GB SSD||Live Pricing|
|Video Card||XFX Radeon HD 6950||Live Pricing|
|CPU cooler||Corsair A70||Live Pricing|
|Chassis||None – Open Bench|
|Power Supply||Corsair TX750||Live Pricing|