Wednesday, September 7th 2011

AMD Ships First ''Bulldozer'' Processors, Available in Q4

Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced revenue shipments of the first processors based on its new x86 “Bulldozer” architecture. Initial production of the world’s first 16-core x86 processor, codenamed “Interlagos,” began in August and shipping to customers is already underway. Compatible with existing AMD Opteron 6100 Series platforms and infrastructure, “Interlagos” is expected to launch and be available in partner systems in the fourth quarter of this year. Many of the initial shipments have been earmarked for large custom supercomputer installations that are now underway.

“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.”
For more information, visit the pages of Opteron 6000 series and Opteron 4000 series.
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33 Comments on AMD Ships First ''Bulldozer'' Processors, Available in Q4

#1
Fourstaff
Benches plz thx! This should give us a rough estimate on what your average joe version can do.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Fourstaff
Benches plz thx! This should give us a rough estimate on what your average joe version can do.
This is a server processor. It won't be put through SuperPi, PCMark, or other tests client processors are put through.
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#3
Fourstaff
by: btarunr
This is a server processor. It won't be put through SuperPi, PCMark, or other tests client processors are put through.
There should be tests which we can do to relate to the server versions of the i7 9xx and extrapolate the data. All in all, wistful thinking, but it should shut up the people guesstimating Bulldozer's performance.
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#4
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Glad to see it. Now we can Finlay expect the FX.

Congrats JF-AMD!
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#5
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
indeed some hard evidence would be nice
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#6
Ferrum Master
What? I own a Tyan Thunder S2915 with pairs of socket F optys from K8 till K10.5...

Yes... you can not overclock them (altough I was able through ntune).

Not sure about SR5690 capability.

But there are plenty of graphical rendering stations, that could be pulled through a benchmark an see how the architecture behaves at least on stock clock.

Mothers like these -

http://www.tyan.com/product_SKU_spec.aspx?ProductType=MB&pid=696&SKU=600000215

http://www.tyan.com/product_SKU_spec.aspx?ProductType=MB&pid=687&SKU=600000212
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#7
Batou1986
I wish these where like the old 939skt where i could drop one in to an enthusiast mobo and overclock to the moon.
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#10
DaJMasta
So they advertise up to 16 cores... but on their promo material online it's only up to 12? It looks like the 6000 series caps out at 12, at least with this launch.
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#11
W1zzard
these wont be in the market until Q4:

"Compatible with existing AMD OpteronTM 6100 Series platforms and infrastructure, “Interlagos” is expected to launch and be available in partner systems in the fourth quarter of this year."
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#12
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
16 cores of goodness crunching. wonder what bionc numbers it would put out?
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#13
[H]@RD5TUFF
Some performence numbers would be nice, still it's good to see that the chips actually exist.
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#14
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: W1zzard
these wont be in the market until Q4:

"Compatible with existing AMD OpteronTM 6100 Series platforms and infrastructure, “Interlagos” is expected to launch and be available in partner systems in the fourth quarter of this year."
Yep, all early chips are already SOLD SOLD, and are not going to retailers. Sucks for us, but good for AMD to put cash in pocket.

by: btarunr
Many of the initial shipments have been earmarked for large custom supercomputer installations that are now underway.
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#15
DanTheMan
Congrats to AMD and JF-AMD

Server guys have done their job - now you desktop guys need to get it together and release those desktop models out NOW!!

It's hard to wait - we NEED it for BF3!!
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#16
Hayder_Master
X86 opteron 6100 model, can it work with 990 chipsets?
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#17
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Hayder_Master
X86 opteron 6100 model, can it work with 990 chipsets?
Different socket.
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#18
faramir
by: Fourstaff
There should be tests which we can do to relate to the server versions of the i7 9xx and extrapolate the data. All in all, wistful thinking, but it should shut up the people guesstimating Bulldozer's performance.
If by "shut up" you mean "make them go Itolyaso" then this is definitely going to happen. AMD itself has stated that performance gain is on par with the core number increase, hence no noteworthy IPC gain over previous generation (K10.5). Extrapolate that :)
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#19
TheGuruStud
by: btarunr
This is a server processor. It won't be put through SuperPi, PCMark, or other tests client processors are put through.
Client CPUs shouldn't even have to suffer the indignity of that crap.

Superpi should be banned from internet. A mid 90s app that poorly does its job. PCMark is infamous for lying, and pretty much extend that to most benches ran. What a joke.

However, you can't bench these server CPUs on real apps....you wouldn't want it to show them defeating xeons for a lot less cost.
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#20
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: TheGuruStud
Client CPUs shouldn't even have to suffer the indignity of that crap.

Superpi should be banned from internet. A mid 90s app that poorly does its job. PCMark is infamous for lying, and pretty much extend that to most benches ran. What a joke.
Write something better.

In all seriousness, server platform Optys are a far cry from the Optys that share the commercial socket. I don't really think this is going to be a good estimate of the basic consumer version of the processor most of us will be buying.
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#21
TheGuruStud
by: PVTCaboose1337
Write something better.

In all seriousness, server platform Optys are a far cry from the Optys that share the commercial socket. I don't really think this is going to be a good estimate of the basic consumer version of the processor most of us will be buying.
You act as if decent benchmarks don't exist. Even wprime is much better.
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#22
cadaveca
My name is Dave
What does this have to do with AMD shipping Bulldozer? Please stay on topic.
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#23
Hayder_Master
by: cadaveca
Different socket.
i was hope they do something like some intel xeon cpu's
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#24
cadaveca
My name is Dave
I'm pretty sure JF-AMD said they do not have plans to release desktop-based Opteron chips, but who knows what the partners will do.
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#25
Jizzler
Great. Now I have to build a supercluster just to get some chips :/

FX or Opteron, doesn't matter too much to me as not being able to overclock isn't a deal breaker, I'll just make up by getting 2 or 4 Opterons. But it looks like it'll be some time til either series is available. :(
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