Wednesday, September 7th 2011

AMD Delays FX Series Launch to October, Expands First Wave

Even as there are rumors that the launch of Opteron processors based on the Bulldozer architecture is imminent, there is news that AMD has rescheduled the launch of its FX series performance desktop processors to October 2011, sources told X-bit Labs. The reasons for the delay are known, but when the processors do come out, AMD wants to make sure that they target as many performance price-points as possible, and so the first wave of FX processors will include 7 models, that's four 8-core FX-8000 series chips, one 6-core FX-6000 series chip, and two 4-core FX-4000 series chips.

The first wave is going to include the 3.60 GHz FX-8150, the 3.10 GHz FX-8120 that will be available in 95W and 125W variants, and 2.80 GHz FX-8100 eight-core models; 3.30 GHz FX-6100 six-core model; 4.20 GHz FX-4170 and 3.60 GHz FX-4100 quad-core chips. As you can see, AMD does seem to have tweaked the clock speeds of some of the models compared to older clock speed tables by other sources. The next wave of FX series processors is slated for Q1 2012, which includes faster models across the three lines. According to data compiled by X-bit Labs, the FX series can now be tabulated as shown below.

Source: X-bit Labs
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153 Comments on AMD Delays FX Series Launch to October, Expands First Wave

#1
Melvis
Now we need JF-AMD to confirm this!
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#2
Easo
Gah, not again...
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#3
timmyisme22
They keep crushing my hopes and dreams!!!



But then again I'm broke so a wait isn't so bad for me :p
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#4
caleb
ahahahah omg so much waiting in vain. BF3 up and no AMD :)
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#5
NC37
Just in time for BF3 and TOR. Wonder if they'll do a "buy FX, get BF3 free" promotion.
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#6
mamisano
Right from the chart - "Data by unofficial sources, compiled by X-bit labs"
You should change "sources" to "unofficial sources" in your article.

This is nothing more than combining several rumors out there into this chart and guesstimating on a release date. Really does its job to drive traffic to that site :shadedshu
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#7
DrunkenMafia
That pisses me off, I have forked out for a good 990fx board, its sitting here with a crusty old X6 in it and no BD.... By the time they release the chip there will be a new chipset out and a new set of motherboards...

I am pissed because I don't usually buy the newest tech out, but had the funds this time so have gone all out ready for BD.... aaarrrggh!!!

Oh well, my ranting isn't going to change anything.

Just release it already.. or at least send me an ES!! :)
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#8
LAN_deRf_HA
What's X-bit's track record here? I thought they were pretty bad with rumors. If they really did adjust down the clock speed and push back the launch I wonder if it's in response to the other rumor.... About Intel pushing ivy back to next year due to lack of demand. That may certainly make AMD feel less pressured. Can dump a new higher clock speed chip on the market with a better stepping when Intel does finally launch.
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#9
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Melvis
Now we need JF-AMD to confirm this!
He will be the busiest guy in his company right now. His products are going to be launched. Don't expect him on the internets anytime before weekend.
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#10
Lionheart
For fuck sake AMD, get your shit together...:(
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#11
HalfAHertz
Yey! Now i have more time to dream about fairy dust, ponies and how the almighty FX will crush the evil blue empire with a single blow! Octo-rific!

*grunt*

http://sites.amd.com/us/promo/processors/Pages/operation-scorpius.aspx/

This is getting silly. What happened to desktops first, servers second? You know, I bet the community would be much more understanding if AMD manned up and just explained why all these delays are necessary...
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#12
n0tiert
F**k

I knew it...... Shame on you AMD.....

Sitting here and waiting with latest HW to be installed .... grrrrrrrrrr
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#13
Crap Daddy
by: NC37
Just in time for BF3 and TOR. Wonder if they'll do a "buy FX, get BF3 free" promotion.
More like "buy FX, get BF4 free"
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#14
n0tiert
by: crap daddy
more like "buy fx, get bf4 free"
word !!
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#15
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
AMD needs a swift kick in the balls for delay after delay after delay. How many years are they behind schedule now? At least one, methinks. Phenom all over again.
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#16
moonlord
Damn, what the hell is wrong with this guys, I bought a Crosshair V Formula last week, bad move.
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#17
Hayder_Master
Intel should thank them, more sells for sandy bridge
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#18
Yellow&Nerdy?
Hell, I'm tempted to just jump the gun and buy SB. Every delay decreases my belief that BD is even any good... Me is disappoint AMD :shadedshu
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#19
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
At least they will launch more models at once.
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#20
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I don't want to buy anything until 22nm 3-D Trigate processors (Ivy Bridge) come out. That technology looks incredible.

I think AMD needs to adapt a Tick-Tock methology too. They keep getting stuck like Intel did with Pentium 4 and it's bad for business.
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#21
arnoo1
Lol for those who can't wait for bulldozer
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#22
bear jesus
I dislike the news but i like the idea of a quad core CPU with a standard clock speed of 4.20ghz (although the 100mhz boost to 4.3ghz is not very impressive), the fx-4170 is of very little interest to me but it will sound great for marketing purposes when it comes to retail.

As far as i can tell the highest retail clock speed i have seen is 3.8ghz (although i could be wrong :laugh:) but to the average buyer i assume they would see the higher number of those ghz things as better but also those in charge of marketing i'm sure the clock speed could/would be very useful for marketing spin.

But i have to wonder assuming this is accurate what this delay is about, as it's so short could it just be extra time so that more chips can get off the line and in to stocks ensuring higher levels available on launch day?
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#24
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: HalfAHertz
Yey! Now i have more time to dream about fairy dust, ponies and how the almighty FX will crush the evil blue empire with a single blow! Octo-rific!

*grunt*

http://sites.amd.com/us/promo/processors/Pages/operation-scorpius.aspx/

This is getting silly. What happened to desktops first, servers second? You know, I bet the community would be much more understanding if AMD manned up and just explained why all these delays are necessary...
i see a lot of architecture hints in that comic.
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#25
cavemanthreeonesix
I'm slightly optomistic about all these delays as I was stupid enough to fall foul of the original phemons TLB bug at launch last time, thankfully ebay was kind to me latter that month and it sold for just a little less than i paid for it.

If all these delays mean we get a good working chip I'm all for the delays, god help AMD if serious bug is found after launch though :slap:
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