Please register or login. There are 0 registered and 987 anonymous users currently online. Current bandwidth usage: 326.30 kbit/s December 15 - 02:43pm EST 
Hardware Analysis
      
Forums Product Prices
  Contents 
 
 

  Latest Topics 
 

More >>
 

    
 
 

  You Are Here: 
 
/ Forums / Overclocking /
 

  Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread 
 
 Author 
 Date Written 
 Tools 
SuPeR Xp Dec 01, 2011, 08:58pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List

Edited: Dec 01, 2011, 09:02pm EST

Replies: 13 - Views: 4804
Here's some OC'ing picks.

Bus = 200 / Multi = 22.0 / CPU = 4.40 GHz for all 8-Cores / vCore = 1.375v
http://img.techpowerup.org/111130/4.40GHz.jpg

Bus = 232 / Multi = 19.0 / CPU = 4.40 GHz for all 8-Cores / vCore = 1.375v
http://img.techpowerup.org/111130/4.40GHz%20at%20232bus.jpg


-------------------------------------------------
Custom AMD HAF 932 Red Dragon GAMING MOD!!!
http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2442.html
Want to enjoy fewer advertisements and more features? Click here to become a Hardware Analysis registered user.
Meats_Of_Evil Dec 02, 2011, 02:22am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List

Edited: Dec 02, 2011, 02:23am EST

 
>> Re: Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread
Where are those 8ghz I've been hearing about?

:P

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Everything I write is Sarcasm.
SuPeR Xp Dec 02, 2011, 06:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread
LN anybody or those 8GHz Speeds lol,

I found something out about these Bulldozer's. Everytime you try and benchmark, the dam CPU clocks down and up during the test, but the issue is it clocks way down, right down to about 1.4 GHz. This affected my final score by a lot. I had to go into the BIOS and disable everysingle power saving(s) options in order to perform a proper benchmark test. And my score went up a A LOT......

Anyhow this is way faster than my late Phenom II x4 940 that I was running at 3.60 GHz. This CPU kills it even at it's stock 3.1 GHz speed ;) But it loses to my PII if I enable the power saving features. ><img src=" title=">:O">

-------------------------------------------------
Custom AMD HAF 932 Red Dragon GAMING MOD!!!
http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2442.html
GtoX (capt Guns) Dec 04, 2011, 02:39pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread
is the bulldozer processors really that good? i keep seeing in benchmarks that its on par, perhaps a little bit over in performance compared to phenom2... what kinda fps u gettin in bf3 for example?
i'd love to hear more about performance of your bulldozer, cause the only thing ive heard in the pc world is how much bulldozer sucks.. so it would be nice with a different perspective..

Main Rig--- 2700k @ 3.7ghz ,Scythe Samurai ZZ @ 54c load ASUS DCII GTX570 780mhz@64c load, P8P67-m Pro, 2x4gb xms3 1333mhz, 128gb SSD + 4x500gb lagring, OCZ Modxstream Pro 600watt, In-win Dragon Slayer 140mm+120+96mm,120mm
<a class= Dec 05, 2011, 07:15pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List

Edited: Dec 05, 2011, 07:16pm EST

 
>> Re: Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread
Pfft, dozer is an epic fail.

Nice overclocks for the CPU you got though.

_______________________________________________________
3930K @ 5.00Ghz | GA-X79-UD3P | 16Gb DDR3 | GTX770 | W7 x64
Meats_Of_Evil Dec 05, 2011, 07:36pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread
BF3 doesn't need a good cpu, it performs the same with even older dual core cpus. I think Toms Hardware had an article on the cpu performance.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Everything I write is Sarcasm.
SuPeR Xp Dec 06, 2011, 10:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List

Edited: Dec 06, 2011, 10:33pm EST

 
>> Re: Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread
lol, Bulldozer is not an epic fail. It has good price/performance. I fully agree that the design needs some tweaking but when I compare my Phenom II x4 3.60GHz with my now AMD FX-8120 at 3.60GHz, I get a boost in performance in games such as Skyrim and Left 4 Dead 2 along with Metro 2033. The Multi-tasking is crazy fast and my system feels a lot more snapier.

The downside is one you try to hit over 4.50 GHz with all 8-cores it takes a lot of vCore. So I found my sweet spot at 4.40 GHz with a minor bump in vCore at 1.375v.

Though I did find an issue with most motherboard bios's. AMD's application power management seems to underclock the CPU everytime the CPU goes over it's stock 125w thermals. I've seen this in benchmarks with my CPU where while I'm testing the CPU, the bloody CPU downclocks and gives me a lower score.

I am not saying this is the culprit for Bulldozer benchmark and it's average score, but it's something to look into and something AMD needs to resolve ASAP.

More Pic's
http://img.techpowerup.org/111206/4400MHz-Stable.jpg

-------------------------------------------------
Custom AMD HAF 932 Red Dragon GAMING MOD!!!
http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2442.html
SuPeR Xp Dec 06, 2011, 10:33pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread
Bios-Bug Issue It's been reported by several tech sites that there may be a bios bug at the moment within several motherboard's based on the Socket AM3+ platform that causes the new AMD FX-series CPU's to downclock when the CPU exceeds its 125w thermal limit. Currently the issue is with AMD's application power management hardware feature where if it goes over its 125w thermal limit it automatically down-clocks. Most benchmarks push the processor slightly past its 125w limit and therefore record inaccurate test results. Review sites also attempted to disable any and all power saving features within the bios before benchmarking these processors, but with no luck. Currently not all motherboards have the ability to disable this option. AMD has been working closely with ASUS to try and rectify this thermal down-clocking issue. Other motherboard manufactures including but not limited to Gigabyte and MSI are also hard at work, trying to correct this issue by way of a modified bios.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulldozer_(microarchitecture)

Also:
Desktop Performance market (Volan platform[30]): Zambezi will be replaced by Vishera, with up to 8 cores; it will have Turbo Core 3.0 while using the existing Socket AM3+ format and 9xx series chipset of the 1st generation FX-series Zambezi processor. AMD says that this 2nd-generation FX-series processor code name Piledriver will offer upto 20% to 30% better performance increase under digital media workloads.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20111026223104_AMD_Ex...rease.html

-------------------------------------------------
Custom AMD HAF 932 Red Dragon GAMING MOD!!!
http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2442.html
kOrny Dec 07, 2011, 07:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread
great thread. good info. can't wait to upgrade :)

Meats_Of_Evil Dec 07, 2011, 10:55pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List

Edited: Dec 07, 2011, 10:55pm EST

 
>> Re: Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread
Whoa k0rny when did you get a 6 core and DDR3?

Now all you need is a better vid card.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Everything I write is Sarcasm.
SuPeR Xp Dec 09, 2011, 10:29am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread
Piledriver is now scheduled for release in the Q3 2012 time frame with samples being released to motherboard manufactures in Q2 2012. Piledriver will be based on the Socket AM3+ platform.

The Piledriver that was suppose to replace Bulldozer in Q1 2012 is no more, and now we see it coming in late Q3 2012. This tells me AMD is fixing any and all issues to ensure Piledriver performs the way it was meant to. They are calling it Enhanced Bulldozer Design.

Only time will tell, until then, I will EnJoY my FX-8120 for now :)

-------------------------------------------------
Custom AMD HAF 932 Red Dragon GAMING MOD!!!
http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2442.html
<a class= Dec 09, 2011, 04:05pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List

Edited: Dec 09, 2011, 04:09pm EST

 
>> Re: Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread
dozer is an epic fail. its so fail they've lied about the transistor count. If people would have know how little transistors that 8-core chip has, everyone would go "WTF" and probably already expect the low performance.

The only reason I admire AMD is because they keep socket compatibility. Unlike intel who make each new CPU with a new socket and charge B.S. amounts for mobo's.

_______________________________________________________
3930K @ 5.00Ghz | GA-X79-UD3P | 16Gb DDR3 | GTX770 | W7 x64
SuPeR Xp Dec 10, 2011, 09:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List

Edited: Dec 10, 2011, 09:07pm EST

 
>> Re: Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread
I wouldn't say Bulldozer is an epic fail, AMD had balls of steel to releade this FX series despite the fact it didn't perform the way it was designed to. Obviously more than one person messed up Bulldozer within AMD by relying on way too much automation design and took away the hand work, something, the hand work which made the Athlon 64, just to name one, fast and successful.

For me, the FX-8120 in a performance leep vs. my older Phenom II setup and it didn't cost me an arm/leg in the process :)

Have I known about Bulldozer before I bought my mobo, then I would have waited for Piledriver next year.

Anyhow I am happy with what I got and with the OC mt temps are great, 55C or less with my H100 under load, and 30C to 33C idle :cool:

By the way AMD's been making record bulldozer sales and demand for this series is nuts. GloFo screwed up this time...

-------------------------------------------------
Custom AMD HAF 932 Red Dragon GAMING MOD!!!
http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2442.html
Rooin Dec 15, 2011, 05:40am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List

Edited: Dec 15, 2011, 05:55am EST

 
>> Re: Official AMD FX-Series OC段ng Thread
I'm with you Super.

Price/performance. Top notch. Huge upgrade over my FX quadcore.


http://www.ocftw.com/images/cpuz.png - Didn't even try, this was what the motherboard achieved on its own.


Oh, and I get very similar temps as you with my H80.
average 36 idle, never seen it over 48 with load.

================================================================
"Even Satan wouldn't use customer service as a form of punishment." - Lucas http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com

Write a Reply >>


 

    
 
 

  Topic Tools 
 
RSS UpdatesRSS Updates
 

  Related Articles 
 
 

  Newsletter 
 
A weekly newsletter featuring an editorial and a roundup of the latest articles, news and other interesting topics.

Please enter your email address below and click Subscribe.