With the recent announcement of Intel's Sandy-Bridge-E's pending release date, we get some much welcome word that the FX-Series ("Bulldozer") is coming soon, with the CPUs going up for pre-order.
AMD's FX-Series ("Bulldozer") is expected to be release in Q4, following the release of its Opteron server based processors. We get our first sign that the release may be sooner than later, with the CPUs going up for pre-order on retail sites such as Bottom-line Telecommunications (BLT). BLT has the FX-8150 priced at $266.28, the FX-8120 priced at $221.73, and the FX-6100 priced at $188.32. We can expect the final release price to come in very close to these prices (past history has shown AMD's 1K quantity price to be $10 to $15 lower than retail price).
The AMD FX-Series processors are based on their new "Bulldozer" micro-architecture. The FX-8150 has 8-cores, clocked at 3.60 GHz, and 16 MB of cache. The FX-8120 has 8-cores, clocked at 3.10 GHz, and 16 MB of cache. The FX-6100 has 6-cores, clocked at 3.30 GHz, and 14 MB of cache.
The table below contains a summary of FX-6100, FX-8120 and FX-8150 details:
|Model||Cores||Threads||Frequency||Turbo Frequency||L2 cache||L3 cache||TDP||Price|
|FX-Series FX-6100||6||6||3.3 GHz||3.9 GHz||6 MB||8 MB||95 Watt||$188.32|
|FX-Series FX-8120||8||8||3.1 GHz||4 GHz||8 MB||8 MB||125 Watt||$221.73|
|FX-Series FX-8150||8||8||3.6 GHz||4.2 GHz||8 MB||8 MB||125 Watt||$266.28|
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