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AMD FX Series Processors Hit Pre-Order

By - Source: CPU World | B 5 comments

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:

ModelCoresThreadsFrequencyTurbo FrequencyL2 cacheL3 cacheTDPPrice
FX-Series FX-6100663.3 GHz3.9 GHz6 MB8 MB95 Watt$188.32
FX-Series FX-8120883.1 GHz4 GHz8 MB8 MB125 Watt$221.73
FX-Series FX-8150883.6 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB8 MB125 Watt$266.28

Related News: AMD FX-Series Lineup Revealed in CPU Support List

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    silver565 , 14 September 2011 11:51
    Looks pretty good. I wonder how they will compare to the i7's
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    Dandalf , 14 September 2011 19:46
    GO GO GADGET COMPREHENSIVE BENCHMARKS
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    blubbey , 14 September 2011 20:47
    I don't mean to be a bit of a douche but how useful are those extra cores? Like, how much software can take advantage of it? Don't get me wrong, I'm all for tech advancements and these are probably just to future proof their CPU's, but atm will we see that much of a real world benefit?

    Regardless, lets hope these are more than a match for Intel :D 
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    djamorpheus , 15 September 2011 00:57
    @blubbey

    If you used Gentoo linux and compiled everything from source code, those extra cores are very useful... Just because you can't use its full potential in Windows doesn't mean it's not a good processor.
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    silver565 , 15 September 2011 03:36
    It would be fantastic for virtual machines. Especially something like ESXI