Tuesday, June 7th 2011

AMD FX 8 Core and 4 Core Processor Systems Seen Running at E3

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2011, AMD made its revival of the FX brand identifier official. The company steered clear of actually launching anything, but reran the audience through the AMD Bulldozer architecture, something AMD first did way back in August 2010 (yeah, it's been that long!). Knowing the audience needed a lot more than just that, AMD ran live demos of gaming PCs running the new FX series processors, again, without giving away any performance figures.

AMD first showed the final box art design. The box of the eight-core FX Black Edition processor is a classy metal canister, while the quad-core FX chip is housed in a more common-looking paperboard box, the design of which matches the one revealed in a box-art exposé back in March. The gaming rigs shown run the eight-core FX processor on an ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard, with Radeon HD 6900 series graphics, with an Eyefinity display setup.

An instance of next-generation AMD Overdrive software is running, displaying a surprisingly low 19°C temperature on all cores. This could be a glitch, probably because AOD doesn't support the sensor interface of the new FX chips properly, yet. The other thing AOD reveals is that each of the eight cores is running on its own BClk multiplier value, ranging from 1.00 GHz (5 x 200 MHz), to 3.20 GHz (16 x 200 MHz). The core voltage for all the cores is displayed as 1.4V, again we suspect a low-level interface glitch.


Source: 4Gamer.net
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178 Comments on AMD FX 8 Core and 4 Core Processor Systems Seen Running at E3

#1
Damn_Smooth
19C is 66F, so that isn't too unreasonable if they are right next to an air conditioning vent, in a building meant to hold a lot of people, in what I would think would be high outside temperatures at this time of year in Los Angeles.

Whew, I'm the master of the run-on sentence. :D
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#2
erocker
by: Damn_Smooth
19C is 66F, so that isn't too unreasonable if they are right next to an air conditioning vent, in a building meant to hold a lot of people, in what I would think would be high outside temperatures at this time of year, in Los Angeles.

Whew, I'm the master of the run-on sentence. :D
There's no way it's cooler than 66F in that convention center. It's most likely 72-80F. Looks like they're still using the old broken temp sensors.
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#3
cheesy999
by: erocker
There's no way it's cooler than 66F in that convention center. It's most likely 72-80F. Looks like they're still using the old broken temp sensors.
Gotta love those temp sensors :laugh:
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#4
TheLaughingMan
by: erocker
There's no way it's cooler than 66F in that convention center. It's most likely 72-80F. Looks like they're still using the old broken temp sensors.
Or the software is not reading the sensor correctly because the sensor itself is now different.

Interesting display none the less. Now they just need to let me borrow one of the production samples for a more...hands-on testing so I can be sure its what I want in the near future.
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#5
inferKNOX
After building up to this degree of suspense, if AMD fail, it'll be the most Ultimate Supreme EPIC & Unforgivable Fail!
It doesn't have to be a mega leap in technology, it'll be enough if it at least looks SB straight in the eye, but dammit, it better not be fail!!:twitch:
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#6
Batou1986
That guy looks pretty uncomfortable trying to use those huge screens
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#7
Yellow&Nerdy?
A metal box? Literally re-designing everything eh...? Now let's see those benchies...
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#8
happita
by: Yellow&Nerdy?
A metal box? Literally re-designing everything eh...?
I saw that...hmmm, doesn't it cost more than paper? I'm sure the price is insignificant to the consumer, but for AMD they might lose a few million over something not so important to me.
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#9
_JP_
by: happita
I saw that...hmmm, doesn't it cost more than paper? I'm sure the price is insignificant to the consumer, but for AMD they might lose a few million over something not so important to me.
I would love if they had a tray option. Just the damn processor, forget the rest....except the warranty. :D
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#10
Jizzler
Nice.

Sooner they get them out, more likely I'll be to buy one. Otherwise they'll just be butting up too closely with LGA2011.

No problem with a couple more bucks for a tin. New stash container...
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#13
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: erocker
There's no way it's cooler than 66F in that convention center. It's most likely 72-80F. Looks like they're still using the old broken temp sensors.
But then again as btarunr quoted.....An instance of next-generation AMD Overdrive software is running, displaying a surprisingly low 19°C temperature on all cores. This could be a glitch, probably because AOD doesn't support the sensor interface of the new FX chips properly, yet.

I wouldn't go saying using broken temp sensors, but time will tell right!
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#14
chaotic_uk
they still using the stock crappy fan/hs :eek:
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#15
seronx
by: fullinfusion
But then again as btarunr quoted.....An instance of next-generation AMD Overdrive software is running, displaying a surprisingly low 19°C temperature on all cores. This could be a glitch, probably because AOD doesn't support the sensor interface of the new FX chips properly, yet.

I wouldn't go saying using broken temp sensors, but time will tell right!
Broken temp and broken voltage
:rockout:
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#17
seronx
by: TheMailMan78
Damn these bastards! I WANT BENCHES!
Next month, July

:banghead:

They announced this already :|

But, I forgot the link...
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#22
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
The tin can is awesome cause you can you can store a bunch of crap afterwards, like old Baseball cards or marijuana.
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#23
[H]@RD5TUFF
I'm gunna have to say, this really seems like a pointless demo, especially given it shows, that this close to launch they are still having issues (all be it minor ones), with temp sensors, and I really doubt those voltages are legit either.
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#24
v2.0HeLLBRinGeR
Sorry if this is off-topic, but why I can't comment on the 2011 Computex 2011 Show Girls article. Marilyn Monroe was there advertising a smartphone.
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#25
Velvet Wafer
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
I'm gunna have to say, this really seems like a pointless demo, especially given it shows, that this close to launch they are still having issues (all be it minor ones), with temp sensors, and I really doubt those voltages are legit either.
i think, its due the team that programs AOD...i think they are not very good programmers,
as till today i had not one single board where it worked as intended.... i kept myself to K10Stat and an FSB changing tool, of the manufacturer of the board i had then, when i wanted to tweak settings in bios... but AOD... hell, what a useless tool! Crashy, Buggy and locking/unlocking certain functions as it likes to... and no update i ever DLed of it, did ever brought real change to it:laugh:
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