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Game Ryzen R7 1700X FX-8150
PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 47% 3%
Call of Duty: WWII 52% 7%
Assassins Creed: Origins 41% 15%
FIFA 18 64% 30%
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 41% 15%
Grand Theft Auto VI 39% 20%
Far Cry 5 60% 22%
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 66% 33%
Need For Speed Payback 41% 15%
ARK: Survival Evolved 39% 19%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen R7 1700X is massively better than the AMD FX-8150 when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Ryzen R7 1700X was released over three years more recently than the FX-8150, and so the Ryzen R7 1700X is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the FX-8150 when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings (assuming they are accompanied by equivalently powerful GPUs).

The Ryzen R7 1700X and the FX-8150 both have 8 cores. Games are not yet able to harness this many cores, so it is probably excessive if you mean to just run the latest games; however, if you intend on running a server with this CPU, it would seem to be a decent choice.

The Ryzen R7 1700X has 8 more threads than the FX-8150. The FX-8150 has one thread per physical core, whereas the Ryzen R7 1700X uses hyperthreading and has 2 logical threads per physical core.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Ryzen R7 1700X and FX-8150 are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the FX-8150 has a 0.2 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The FX-8150 has a 4096 KB bigger L2 cache than the Ryzen R7 1700X, but on the other hand, it is the Ryzen R7 1700X that has a 8 MB bigger L3 cache than the FX-8150. In this case, the L2 size is probably what counts, so the FX-8150 is likely superior in this area.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The Ryzen R7 1700X has a 30 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the FX-8150, and was created with a 18 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Ryzen R7 1700X will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

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CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameZenZambezi
MoBo SocketSocket AM4Socket AM3+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date02 Mar 201712 Oct 2011
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores8vs8
CPU Threads16vs8
Clock Speed3.4 GHzvs3.6 GHz
Turbo Frequency3.8 GHzvs3.9 GHz
Max TDP95 Wvs125 W
Lithography14 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Max Temperature-vs61°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size512 KBvs384 KB
L2 Cache Size4096 KBvs8192 KB
L3 Cache Size16 MBvs8 MB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe AMD Ryzen R7 1700X 8-Core 3.4GHz is a high-end CPU based on the 14nm Zen micro architecture. It offers 8 physical cores (16 threads), initially clocked at 3.4GHz base clock and 3.8GHz boost with an unlocked multiplier for overclocking, and 16MB of L3 Cache. Among its many features are Simultaneous Multithreading, Cool n Quiet, CoolCore Technology, Extended Frequency Range (XFX), Pure Power and Precision Boost. This CPU is likely to offer exceptional computational performance and will not be the bottleneck in any modern gaming PC. It will be able to play all modern games comfortably on high/ultra graphics performance without being a hindrance to the accompanying GPU.FX-8150 is a high-end CPU based on the 32nm Bulldozer architecture.

It offers 8 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 3.6GHz, which may go up to 3.9GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Core and Virtualization are activated and the clock multiplier is unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked easily.

The processor DOES NOT integrated any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 125W.

Its performance is very good and sufficient for extreme gaming.