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AMD Starts Shipping "Bulldozer" CPUs

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AMD has announced the shipments of the x86 “Bulldozer” architecture... unfortunately for the masses, it is the Opteron server based processors and not the Zambezi (FX Series) desktop processors.

AMD announced that the initial production of the world’s first 16-core x86 processor, codenamed “Interlagos” (Opteron Series) began in August, with shipments now underway to customers (OEM customers). The Opteron is compatible with existing AMD Opteron 6100 Series platforms and will be available to partner systems by Q4 this year. The Opteron processors are built on 32nm process technology, utilizing either 8, 12, or 16 cores (model dependent), quad-channel DDR3 memory controller, up to 16MB of L3 cache, and four HyperTransport links. 

“This is a monumental moment for the industry as this first ‘Bulldozer’ core represents the beginning of unprecedented performance scaling for x86 CPUs,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Products Group. "The flexible new ‘Bulldozer’ architecture will give Web and datacenter customers the scalability they need to handle emerging cloud and virtualization workloads.”

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    billybobser , 8 September 2011 17:30
    Comments get nuked?

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    Uther39 , 8 September 2011 17:39
    Where my FX!, i need it to replace my FX55 CPU!
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    dillyflump , 9 September 2011 00:15
    Uther39Where my FX!, i need it to replace my FX55 CPU!

    Exactly my thoughts on the matter. I'm guessing the FX chips will be the last out of the box in this lineup of bulldozer chips. Next in line will be the desktop cpu's followed by the enthusiast FX range. All though i'm wondering if a motherboard manufacturer could build a board for gaming rigs using these opterons, like EVGA did with the intel x58 classified board. Could you imagine 2 or 4 16 core opterons running quadfire 6990's. Droooooool!
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    silver565 , 9 September 2011 03:40
    I never really went for AMD. However they seem to have improved in the last few years.

    Perhaps my next VM server could be one of these :) 
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    CPU666d1 , 9 September 2011 08:25
    It's only the server chips that are coming out. I'm more or less an Intel user,but I'd used amd in the past. As far as I am concerned,amd is only just playing the game for more sales. In recent times Intel has out done amd's chips by far. For some reason I can not see amd out doing intel's ivy bridge chips at all.
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    Anonymous , 14 September 2011 10:00
    "Could you imagine 2 or 4 16 core opterons running quadfire 6990's"

    Why dont you ?, - just buy a two socket G34 machine w two 16core Magnycours AMD Opterons and some 128 GB RAM and run some nice apps and tell us of it beats the Intel Xeon ? I guess it will do ....