Wednesday, October 12th 2011

AMD Unlocked FX Processors Announced

AMD today unleashed the AMD FX family of CPUs, delivering a fully unlocked and customizable experience for desktop PC users. The AMD FX series of desktop CPUs includes the first-ever eight-core desktop processor, enabling extreme multi-display gaming, mega-tasking and HD content creation for PC and digital enthusiasts – all for less than $245 (suggested U.S. retail price). This marks the first retail availability of processors that use AMD’s new multi-core architecture (codenamed “Bulldozer”), which is included in AMD’s upcoming server CPU (codenamed “Interlagos”) and the next-generation of AMD Accelerated Processing Units.

“AMD FX CPUs are back with a vengeance, as validated by the recent feat of setting a Guinness World Records title for ‘Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor,’” said Chris Cloran, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Group at AMD. “While overclockers will certainly enjoy the frequencies the AMD FX processors can achieve, PC enthusiasts and HD media aficionados will appreciate the remarkable experience that AMD FX processors can provide as part of a balanced, affordable desktop system.”

All AMD FX CPUs offer completely unlocked processor clock multipliers for easier overclocking, paving the way for PC enthusiasts to enjoy higher CPU speeds and related performance gains. Additionally, these processors use AMD Turbo Core Technology to dynamically optimize performance across CPU cores enabling maximum performance for intense workloads.



Starting today, the below AMD FX CPUs will be available from global retailers. Additional AMD FX CPUs and systems based on the AMD FX processors will be available for purchase following the initial launch.
  • FX-8150: Eight cores, 3.6 GHz CPU base (3.9 GHz Turbo Core, 4.2 GHz Max Turbo), $245 suggested retail price (U.S.)
  • FX-8120: Eight cores, 3.1 GHz CPU base (3.4 GHz Turbo Core, 4.0 GHz Max Turbo), $205 suggested retail price (U.S.)
  • FX-6100: Six cores, 3.3 GHz CPU base (3.6 GHz Turbo Core, 3.9 GHz Max Turbo), $165 suggested retail price (U.S.)
  • FX-4100: Four cores, 3.6 GHz CPU base (3.7 GHz Turbo Core, 3.8 GHz Max Turbo), $115 suggested retail price (U.S.)
Without spending a small fortune, users can combine an AMD FX CPU with an AMD 9-series chipset motherboard and AMD Radeon HD 6000 series graphics cards to create the AMD “Scorpius” platform for an astounding gaming and HD entertainment experience. As part of the “Scorpius” platform, AMD FX CPUs also support AMD CrossFireX technology, which allows the combination of multiple graphics cards in a PC for stunning visual experiences, and AMD Eyefinity technology support for super resolution on up to six monitors.1 With AMD CatalystControl Center / AMD VISION Engine Control Center, users can get regular updates to help improve system performance and stability, and to add new software enhancements.
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190 Comments on AMD Unlocked FX Processors Announced

#1
LDNL
The epic returns as a complite fail. :banghead:
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
In short, FX-8150 gives you:
  • 90~95% the performance of Core i7-2600K
  • 24% lower price
  • Roughly 22% greater performance per dollar
  • Overclocks like Chuck Norris
No fail.
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#3
reverze
unless you beat the fastest cpu on the market in every single benchmarkmark while being half the price its considered fail these days.
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#4
b82rez
Okay, cool! Now give me some benchmarks! :laugh:
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#5
Covert_Death
would the 8150 be worth upgrading from a PII x4 955 @4.1Ghz??? i mostly use for gaming (bc2, bf3, Arma 2 series) what kind of performance INCREASE would i see in GAMES from my current CPU?

a stock PII x4 955 vs stock 8150 comparison would be fine if someone could provide this info. ( the 8150 should OC even more then 955 so im not worried about OCspeeds since it will be better, i just want stock to stock vs my current CPU)
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: reverze
unless you beat the fastest cpu on the market in every single benchmarkmark while being half the price its considered fail these days.
The times are developing a frightening liking for fairy tales, then.

If I'd get 90~95% Core i7-2600K out-of-box performance for $80 lesser, it overclocks like crazy, and performance scales fairly well with overclocking, I'd jump into it. AMD FX-8150 is ticking all these boxes.
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#7
LDNL
by: btarunr
The times are developing a frightening liking for fairy tales, then.

If I'd get 90~95% Core i7-2600K out-of-box performance for $80 lesser, it overclocks like crazy, and performance scales fairly well with overclocking, I'd jump into it. AMD FX-8150 is ticking all these boxes.
Yet still has way higher power consumption
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#8
reverze
by: btarunr
The times are developing a frightening liking for fairy tales, then. If I'd get 90~95% Core i7-2600K performance for $80 lesser, and it overclocks like crazy, I'd jump into it.
And thats what is so great about AMD, whatever CPU you buy its always a good deal.

CPUs are so fast that even a 2.5 year old phenom II 940 plays any game out there perfectly, all this performance unless time is money for the very few encoding for a living, is pure luxery.
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#9
Covert_Death
by: LDNL
Yet still has way higher power consumption
this is true but really only matters if that is something you are "concerned" about...

i live in an apartment where electricity is covered for me, so i don't care how much power it sucks up haha
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: LDNL
Yet still has way higher power consumption
Power is one ground I can definitely concede.
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#12
Nihilus
by: btarunr
In short, FX-8150 gives you:
  • 90~95% the performance of Core i7-2600K
  • 24% lower price
  • Roughly 22% greater performance per dollar
  • Overclocks like Chuck Norris
No fail.
Reviews are out, and it isn't looking so hot unfortunately. It usually struggles to match a 2500k which costs less. In many cases the i930 beats it. Big time fail :shadedshu
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#13
seronx
W1zard was right I am sorry for doubting your infinite wisdom
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#14
PopcornMachine
by: btarunr
In short, FX-8150 gives you:
  • 90~95% the performance of Core i7-2600K
  • 24% lower price
  • Roughly 22% greater performance per dollar
  • Overclocks like Chuck Norris
No fail.
These figures are really not what I'm seeing in the many reviews that are out there.
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#15
caleb
I really hope for a decent review/comparison by Wizzard after all the speculation/spam about these CPU's @TPU.
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#16
entropy13
by: btarunr
In short, FX-8150 gives you:
  • 90~95% the performance of Core i7-2600K
  • 24% lower price
  • Roughly 22% greater performance per dollar
  • Overclocks like Chuck Norris
No fail.
  • 100~105% the performance of Core i5-2500K
  • 15% higher price
  • Roughly 15% lesser performance per dollar
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#17
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: btarunr
If I'd get 90~95% Core i7-2600K out-of-box performance for $80 lesser, it overclocks like crazy, and performance scales fairly well with overclocking, I'd jump into it. AMD FX-8150 is ticking all these boxes.
Seems to me that it ticked those boxes were goals, and not facts, based on a lot of the reviews out already at nearly every site...except here.

I guess I was right, and AMD marketing IS fail.:shadedshu

Do I really need to go buy a chip and do a review? :laugh: I want to beleive you, I really do.
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#18
Crap Daddy
190$ - 200$ for the 8150 and that would be hard to sell. I'm sure we can expect soon heavy price drops.
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#19
entropy13
by: Crap Daddy
190$ - 200$ for the 8150 and that would be hard to sell. I'm sure we can expect soon heavy price drops.
Yeah and it's not even the starting price, right now it's actually ranging from $235-$270. Amazon, Newegg, etc. all have them out of stock though. Microcenter's not putting it out yet as well, there's "impending price updates" apparently.
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#20
Live OR Die
HAHA never seen a try hard video like that one all it was missing was some retard and the end saying how great is it, also if you buy with your credit card you get a free FX DVD for a limited time only :laugh:
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#21
TheOnlyHero
I will be very happy to change my Phenom II X2 with FX-4100: Four cores, 3.6 GHz CPU base (3.7 GHz Turbo Core, 3.8 GHz Max Turbo), $115 suggested retail price (U.S.) :) :toast::rockout::)
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#22
dieterd
w8 a second! 1100T is roughly the same preformance and costs about 60$ less! AMD you let me down - I will never see 2600k price drop if you do like this :(. and I would rather buy Phenom II if price/preformance would be my priority....
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#23
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: btarunr
In short, FX-8150 gives you:
  • 90~95% the performance of Core i7-2600K
  • 24% lower price
  • Roughly 22% greater performance per dollar
  • Overclocks like Chuck Norris
No fail.
When you throw a buttload of threaded workload at them, yes. When not so heavily threaded it falls behind Phenom II (in some cases).
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