Tuesday, July 26th 2011

19 September Launch Day for FX Series Processors

AMD's first wave of FX series high performance desktop processors will hit stores on 19 September, 2011, according to industry sources. On that day, AMD will launch two 8-core models: FX-8100 and FX-8150; a 6-core model, the FX-6100; and a 4-core part: FX-4100. The much yapped about "FX-8130P" that has been a CPU-Z screenshot favourite, is not a part of AMD's finalized lineup. Earlier it was rumored that models with the "P" brand extender were unlocked parts, but now it's emerging that all parts in the FX series are unlocked. Detailed specifications are tabled below.

In the first quarter of 2012, AMD plans its second round of product launches, which consist of faster models that display existing ones from their price-points. The FX-8170 will displace the FX-8150, the FX-8120 displaces FX-8100; FX-6120 displaces FX-6100; and FX-4120 displaces FX-4100. In the meantime, AMD is working with motherboard vendors to ensure adequate propagation of socket AM3+ motherboards, and more importantly, for DDR3-1866 MHz memory to become more affordable, since FX processors yield the most optimal performance with that memory speed.

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179 Comments on 19 September Launch Day for FX Series Processors

#2
btarunr
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by: FordGT90Concept
Better late than never. XD
"Der aaye par durust aaye" (Hindi proverb for "arrive late, but arrive strong")
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#3
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
8 cores at 3.9 GHz is pretty impressive. I doubt it will give SandyBridge-EX a challenge but it will likely be able to give a Bloomfield chip a run for its money.
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#4
LAN_deRf_HA
My guess is overclocking ability on those top chips won't be so great. I'm betting IPC is slower than sandy but overclocking frequencies are similar. Meaning you might max your bulldozer out at 4.8 GHz but your 2600k matches it at 4.3 and still has more left in the tank. If it wasn't like that I doubt they'd have delayed the chips and pushed stock frequencies so high.
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#5

OMG. Nearly 2 months. I think I'll have someone bury me in a snow bank until Sept 18th. And hopefully they don't forget where I am and I don't end up 10k years in the future and I have to try to travel back in time to save the world.
#6
Widjaja
Better to releease a product late which works without flaws than to release something that pretty much works.

EA should take note.

by: btarunr
"Der aaye par durust aaye" (Hindi proverb for "arrive late, but arrive strong")
I believe paralytic drunk Aussies and Kiwis say the same thing although most likely pronounced totally wrong.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Widjaja
I believe paralytic drunk Aussies and Kiwis say the same thing although most likely pronounced totally wrong.
They arrive late alright, but they "arrive" home to their fat wives totally zapped?
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#8
xenocide
by: twilyth
OMG. Nearly 2 months. I think I'll have someone bury me in a snow bank until Sept 18th. And hopefully they don't forget where I am and I don't end up 10k years in the future and I have to try to travel back in time to save the world.
Nice SP reference lol.

Well, at least we know when they are going to launch now. So there's that...
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#9
enaher
talk about arriving late to the party:eek:
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#10
Widjaja
by: btarunr
They arrive late alright, but they "arrive" home to their fat wives totally zapped?
To their own Bulldozer.
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#11
Wile E
Power User
I want to see the performance numbers already. I hope they make me eat my words.
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#12
imitation
Don't you guys agree that a 95W TDP for a two-module bulldozer is entirely unimpressive?
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#13
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Considering the clockspeeds, it is neither impressive nor impressive. It is about what should be expected. That's also likely max TDP--not typical draw.
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#14
the_wolf88
Let's wait and see what's Bulldozer will bring to the table !
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#15
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
2 modules = 4 cores. The 8 core/4 module Bulldozer chips are 125w.
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#16
kid41212003
I would buy this if:

It costs less than $600 for FX8150 + Highend mobo,

It's faster than i7 SB 25% clock vs clock

Onboard RAID controller is as fast or faster Intel's

MOBO supports SLI natively
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#17
burtram
What's the compatibility of these chips (In regards to motherboard sockets AM2/AM3 etc.)?
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#18
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: burtram
What's the compatibility of these chips (In regards to motherboard sockets AM2/AM3 etc.)?
You need AM3+.
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#19
moonlord
55 days remaining, i'll buy a Crosshair V Formula and one of these for my next upgrade :toast:
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#20
imitation
by: FordGT90Concept
Considering the clockspeeds, it is neither impressive nor impressive. It is about what should be expected. That's also likely max TDP--not typical draw.
My point is, the Intel i7-2600K (or 2500, for that matter) offers 4 fully featured cores and also runs on a max 95W. The clocks are not too far off, but Intel's performance should be a lot better. Also, Intel manges to fit a graphics core in the 95W thermal envelope :D

I'm usally a AMD fanboy, but Bulldozer better be good with performance/watts.
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#21
repman244
by: imitation
My point is, the Intel i7-2600K (or 2500, for that matter) offers 4 fully featured cores and also runs on a max 95W. The clocks are not too far off, but Intel's performance should be a lot better. Also, Intel manges to fit a graphics core in the 95W thermal envelope :D

I'm usally a AMD fanboy, but Bulldozer better be good with performance/watts.
You can't compare them with TDP, Intel's TDP is NOT the same as AMD's TDP. They calculate it differently.
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#22
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
by: repman244
You can't compare them with TDP, Intel's TDP is NOT the same as AMD's TDP. They calculate it differently.
Yup, everything equal (HSF, load, rated TDP), Intel CPUs are many degrees Celcius higher (like 10-40C higher) than AMD CPUs.
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#23
Hayder_Master
Late not good for them, they will got more selles if they release it now, sandy bridge-E titles will be seen in same time of AMD FX releasing.
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#24
damric
I hope W1zzard gets to review a variety of the different models so we can get an idea of the maximum overclocks. I'm also very curious as to whether AMD will let us unlock disabled cores on the 4xxx and 6xxx models like they did with the Phenom II's.
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#25
xenocide
by: damric
I hope W1zzard gets to review a variety of the different models so we can get an idea of the maximum overclocks. I'm also very curious as to whether AMD will let us unlock disabled cores on the 4xxx and 6xxx models like they did with the Phenom II's.
That's assuming there are any disabled cores to unlock.
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