Tuesday, March 8th 2011

AMD 'Bulldozer' CPUs Slated for June

AMD is said to have finalized the shipping dates of its new high-end processor lineup. The company's new nameless lineup of high-end desktop processors will be released to market in the second half of June. The new processors will be built on the 32 nm manufacturing process, and will be based on the much talked about Bulldozer architecture. The reason it's "nameless" is because there's no processor brand (such as Athlon or Phenom) attached to it. The lineup will consist of AMD FX8000 series octo-core processors, AMD FX6000 series hexa-core processors, and AMD FX4000 series quad-core processors. The chip will feature high-speed DDR3 integrated memory controllers, but will lack integrated graphics. AMD will release as many as eight processor models. To support the processors, AMD's partners in the motherboard industry will release socket AM3+ motherboards based on AMD 9-series chipsets, around the same time.Source: X-bit Labs
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53 Comments on AMD 'Bulldozer' CPUs Slated for June

#1
caleb
June is kinda late... Correct me if I'm wront but does this mean intel will already do his tick-tock again so its 2x new intel CPU's vs 1 AMD ?
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#2
Hunt3r
Yeah I think it should launch with the 6990 video card
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#4
Over_Lord
News Editor
it's too late... june intel might tech demo 22nm ivy bridge, year end aka december ivy bridge will come and haunt amd's 6 month old CPUs for good, leave alone the LGA 2011 processors.
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#5
R3DF13LD
Dang dat's way too long in the end of Q2
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#6
alwayssts
by: caleb
June is kinda late... Correct me if I'm wront but does this mean intel will already do his tick-tock again so its 2x new intel CPU's vs 1 AMD ?
I don't know what you mean.

Intel will demonstate Ivy Bridge at Computex (June), and will probably launch it CES (January) 2012. That's kind of become a tradition, more-or-less, since Conroe. Hopefully AMD isn't too far behind with it's 10-core dozer and more importantly (imo), Trinity.

LGA 2011 will probably launch in Q3, similar to when i7-970 did last year. I'm sure the 8-core model will be launched in an attempt to rain on AMD's parade, but who will buy one?

The competition for enthusiast hearts and minds will be on the 6-cores versus a full 'dozer. I remain curious how high the BD bus will be clocked, and will be able to clock. If it's only something like 233 (which makes the most sense from the rumored speeds) and we can still pull off tricks to get into massive 300+ territory, AMD could have themselves a pretty great niche until IB. There's always the possibility Intel will slip a poison pill of a 6-core 'K' in 'relatively' cheap though. Of course, it should be interesting to see if the LGA 2011 platform cost will justify itself (for most people) regardless.

Should be an interesting one to watch.
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#7
meirb111
by: Hunt3r
Yeah I think it should launch with the 6990 video card
dude 6990 is here not june
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#8
Jizzler
June!? It might as well be a bazillon years from now!

However, I'm liking this new naming scheme.
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#9
t77snapshot
by: A Cheese Danish
Alright. Still have time to save!
Same here bro! I am still saving for an upgrade and 3 more months isn't that long...but long enough to save.;)
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#10
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Little later than I had hoped, hopefully the mobos land soon, that way I can be ready to drop in the proc and go.
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#11
Lionheart
I suspected it would be in June, gives me time to save up but for now, my rig iz definitely enough for me:toast:
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#12
jmcslob
jwcgihfoicjmwpoujcr8y6rb77777777777777gsxxxxxxxxxxxxxx bnaaaaaaaaaaaaaavaaaaaaaaa
AAAARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
F#CK!! I'm way to impatient for this shit
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#13
Praetorian
Only a couple of months left. I'm dead interested on the hexa core babies
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#14
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: 1Kurgan1
Little later than I had hoped, hopefully the mobos land soon, that way I can be ready to drop in the proc and go.
Agreed. :)


Hopefully i can get my hands on a board at least.
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#15
Activeduke
Will the Bulldozer cpus work with am3 mobos?
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#16
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
I'm excited for these :)

by: Activeduke
Will the Bulldozer cpus work with am3 mobos?
Nope
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#17
AlienIsGOD
Yes boards sometime in May would be the best thing.
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#18
HalfAHertz
I hope that AMD finds a decent CEO that can light a fire under their lazy a$$es and force them to speed up their release cycles. AMD is still 1,5 years behind intel manufacturing wise.
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#19
Delta6326
by: Activeduke
Will the Bulldozer cpus work with am3 mobos?
AMD's partners in the motherboard industry will release socket AM3+ motherboards based on AMD 9-series chipsets, around the same time.

last sentence of article :D
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#20
DOM
by: alwayssts
I don't know what you mean.

Intel will demonstate Ivy Bridge at Computex (June), and will probably launch it CES (January) 2012. That's kind of become a tradition, more-or-less, since Conroe. Hopefully AMD isn't too far behind with it's 10-core dozer and more importantly (imo), Trinity.

LGA 2011 will probably launch in Q3, similar to when i7-970 did last year. I'm sure the 8-core model will be launched in an attempt to rain on AMD's parade, but who will buy one? The competition for enthusiast hearts and minds will be on the 6-cores versus a full 'dozer. I remain curious how high the BD bus will be clocked, and will be able to clock. If it's only something like 233 (which makes the most sense from the rumored speeds) and we can still pull off tricks to get into massive 300+ territory, AMD could have themselves a pretty great niche until IB. There's always the possibility Intel will slip a poison pill of a 6-core 'K' in 'relatively' cheap though. Of course, it should be interesting to see if the LGA 2011 platform cost will justify itself (for most people) regardless.

Should be an interesting one to watch.
i want one :laugh: but ppl well buy it.. i want SB 1155 but want to see if 2011 its going to have the crazy mem bandwith like SB

i like to oc thats the reason i got 980x but even in some 3dmark i get beat buy a SB on water and im on ln2 :mad:
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#21
mdm-adph
by: HalfAHertz
I hope that AMD finds a decent CEO that can light a fire under their lazy a$$es and force them to speed up their release cycles. AMD is still 1,5 years behind intel manufacturing wise.
Lazy Asses? :wtf: Dude, it's like David against bloody Goliath -- AMD has a fraction of the R&D money that Intel has. They're probably going as fast as they can, and then some. The fact that they're only 1.5 years behind Intel is amazing, and definitely admirable, and part of the reason why I only buy their chips (that and cost).
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#22
jpierce55
It seems they originally planned its release in September. I remember reading that at one point. Nobody should expect AMD to hit on par with Intel this release. If they get close that is all one can hope for. One step at a time!
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#23
MatTheCat
by: jmcslob
jwcgihfoicjmwpoujcr8y6rb77777777777777gsxxxxxxxxxxxxxx bnaaaaaaaaaaaaaavaaaaaaaaa
AAAARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
F#CK!! I'm way to impatient for this shit
LOL

Thats what I thought as well.

Was thinking of going for the i7950 way back at the end of September, but someone on here said "WAIT ON SANDY BRIDGE". So I waited on Sandy Bridge, I waited, and it was nothing special over the pre-existing i7 series of chips. Then I read that Bulldozer was listed for the first week in April 2011, so I decided to wait on that....and now this shit!

By the time I finally upgrade my base I will probably have waited almost a whole year.
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#24
random
Gives me time to play with sandy a bit longer before I jump the a-train :laugh:
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#25
HalfAHertz
by: mdm-adph
Lazy Asses? :wtf: Dude, it's like David against bloody Goliath -- AMD has a fraction of the R&D money that Intel has. They're probably going as fast as they can, and then some. The fact that they're only 1.5 years behind Intel is amazing, and definitely admirable, and part of the reason why I only buy their chips (that and cost).
You've got a good point. Still a man can dream...
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