Tuesday, March 20th 2012

AMD Readies Two More FX Series Processors

AMD launched as many as five new FX Series processor models over the course of Q1, 2012. We're hearing from DonanimHaber that two more budget models are en route for Q2, 2012, likely April. These include the quad-core FX-4130, and six-core FX-6130. The FX-4130 features a nominal clock speed of 3.80 GHz, with a tiny Turbo Core boost, that takes it to 3.90 GHz. Interestingly, while the total L2 cache of this chip is 4 MB (2 MB per module), its L3 cache is halved to 4 MB, even as other SKUs such as the FX-4100 have full 8 MB L3 cache. The FX-6130, on the other hand, has a nominal clock speed of 3.60 GHz, with 3.90 GHz Turbo Core speed. Thankfully, AMD didn't tinker with the L3 cache, and users get all 8 MB of it. Both chips have rated TDP of 125W. Pricing is not revealed.

Source: DonanimHaber
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153 Comments on AMD Readies Two More FX Series Processors

#1
NHKS
TDP of 125W for the 4-core versions!.. thats a bit high..
i7-3820 is the only intel 4-core @ 130W TDP..

i feel they are inferior to phenom II X4.. but i guess the FX-41xx cpus offer good performance/price ratios, no?
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#2
robal
Thanks for heads-up.
I'm skipping this though... Waiting for Vishera.
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#3
[H]@RD5TUFF
These seem pointless, as far behind as AMD already is in terms of performance.
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#4
AvonX
They don't know what to do.
They are in deep trouble,i would not want to be in Rory Reads shoes right now.
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#5
dieterd
they can not increase preformance - that is understandable, but they can increase preformance/price at least to the phenom II level! that would make some sence of those worthless chips
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: dieterd
they can not increase preformance - that is understandable, but they can increase preformance/price at least to the phenom II level! that would make some sence of those worthless chips
Why not simply reduce the price of their octo cores, or perhaps release a chipset for dual CPU's intended for using 2 of these lower end chips, something to generate interest, because as of now these are beyond pointless.
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AvonX
by: dieterd
they can not increase preformance - that is understandable, but they can increase preformance/price at least to the phenom II level! that would make some sence of those worthless chips
Things look very bad my friend.
An intel notebook recently released beats the fx-8150 at cinebench.
That means bye bye to trinity as well.
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#8
Dent1
by: dieterd
they can not increase preformance - that is understandable, but they can increase preformance/price at least to the phenom II level! that would make some sence of those worthless chips
You trying to start a flame war?
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#9
faramir
by: Dent1
You trying to start a flame war?
By pointing out a fact ?
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Dent1
by: faramir
By pointing out a fact ?
You didn't sit in AMD's board meetings with the stakeholders. Only AMD knows their motives. So its not fact its assumption.
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#11
Vulpesveritas
by: AvonX
Things look very bad my friend.
An intel notebook recently released beats the fx-8150 at cinebench.
That means bye bye to trinity as well.
Well trinity utilizes piledriver, which is supposed to have 10-15% higher IPC and 20% higher clocks compared to bulldozer... not to mention that it isn't sounding like it can be VLIW4 on the GPU side given the most recent rumor of 384 units on die.. which is exactly 75% of the 7750's units, the same exact stock clock, and with DDR3-2133 dual channel, the memory bandwidth is just about the same. Which would mean that a hybrid X-fire solution would be almost perfect there, as the only hybrid x-fire card for VLIW4 could only be a 69xx series card. Also as an issue there is the lower number of shader units compared to the vliw5 cards despite the claimed 30-50% higher GPU performance reported by AMD, though GCN might be capable of it.
Oh and the IPC will be more or less the same as a core2' IPC, and the A10 comes clocked at 4ghz stock with an unlocked multiplier.

Trinity doesn't look so bad for a mainstream line of chips.
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#12
AvonX
There is no flame war here,it is a fact.
Nvidia is releasing a faster graphics cards,trinity is at risk,the investors that purchased Sea Micro are starting to wonder.
What more do you need?
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#13
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Dent1
You didn't sit in AMD's board meetings with the stakeholders. Only AMD knows their motives. So its not fact its assumption.
QQ, one can easily see the truth by examining the past, I guess you just don't want to hear it.
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#14
Vulpesveritas
by: AvonX
There is no flame war here,it is a fact.
Nvidia is releasing a faster graphics cards,trinity is at risk,the investors that purchased Sea Micro are starting to wonder.
What more do you need?
Nvidia is apparently releasing faster GPUs. There are no official cards out yet, and we've only seen hints at the top-end card wich accounts for maybe 5-10% at most of discrete GPU sales being faster.
Trinity being at risk is only if it gets delayed exceptionally. Piledriver is looking to almost be what bulldozer should have been had AMD fanboys had their way, sadly a year late, but at least competitive with much better IGP again.

with homogenous cores being in the 2014 on schedule for AMD the sea micro deal may be important.
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#15
Dent1
by: AvonX
There is no flame war here,it is a fact.
You have no intention of starting a flame war, but I'm just pointing out that overtly negative comments fuel flame wars.


by: AvonX


Nvidia is releasing a faster graphics cards,trinity is at risk,the investors that purchased Sea Micro are starting to wonder.
What more do you need?
But it's still based on assumption. Only AMD key shareholders know AMD's operational strategy. If we knew a company's true motives we'd have significant stock & shares and would be sitting under the sun as millionaires.
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#16
AvonX
Well i really hope that everything goes well.
It just seams to me that they are confused and they don't know what they are doing and running to release stuff that make no sense.
That is how i see it..If i am wrong only time will tell.
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#17
Dent1
by: AvonX
Well i really hope that everything goes well.
It just seams to me that they are confused and they don't know what they are doing and running to release stuff that make no sense.
That is how i see it..If i am wrong only time will tell.
Personally I think you are right but in a wrong way - you are seeing it from a customers point of view not a business.

But from a business perspective they are doing the right thing because in the performance CPU market the Piledriver is in Q3 (date keeps changing) according to the last roadmap I saw. So they need to continue to generate revenue between now and then. Bulldozer is selling really well despite disappointing performance, so they are supplying our demand. They won't supply Piledriver until we stop wanting Bulldozer!

Also it probably cost hundreds of millions of dollars for R&D and to buy automated machines to manufacturer and package Bulldozer in vast quantities so I'm sure they want to continue making Bulldozer and recoup those costs whether you like it or not.
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#18
eidairaman1
Considering Phenom II is being Axed and remnant supplies are going fast due to being a overall better chip. Bulldozer reminds me of Prescott.

They have to keep business goin, considering they are tooling around with Piledriver and Trinity, If trinity is proving to be 30% faster than Llano that might transfer to Piledriver too.

Until Piledriver lands Im not building anything, I also Left my bros machine at a certain capability- basically when the final AM3+ CPU drops that is the fastest and still supports the 970A Chipset will go into that along with the Max Ram at 2133MHz which should be 32GB for that board. Id Also love to see a Dual Processor Format too
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#19
Norton
WCG-TPU Team Captain
What is with their naming scheme??:shadedshu

I picked up an FX-6200, great chip BTW, and they are bringing out an FX-6130???

Current/announced models:

FX-4100, 4130, 4170,....
FX-6100, 6130, 6200 :wtf:,...
FX-8120, 8150,...

Wouldn't it have made more sense calling the 6200 a 6150 or 6170?

or am I missing something...
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#20
Dent1
by: Norton

FX-4100, 4130, 4170,....
FX-6100, 6130, 6200 :wtf:,...
FX-8120, 8150,...
B3 stepping, so it's a newer revision. Probably fixes glitches, tiny improvement to performance and better overclock overheads. TDP increased to 125W because of increased default and turbo clock frequencies, thus heat.
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#21
Norton
WCG-TPU Team Captain
by: Dent1
B3 stepping, so it's a newer revision. Probably fixes glitches, tiny improvement to performance and better overclock overheads.
Nope same stepping (B2)... checked before I bought it. I believe that the new stepping/Piledriver chips will be x3xx part #'s

I always seem to get an oddball :rolleyes:
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#22
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
I am not sure just what AMD is trying to do. There already have a lot of Chips to chose from why are they adding even MORE Chips to the FX line? It seems a bit confusing to say the least.
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#23
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: Dent1
You trying to start a flame war?
by: Dent1
You didn't sit in AMD's board meetings with the stakeholders. Only AMD knows their motives. So its not fact its assumption.
by: Dent1
You have no intention of starting a flame war, but I'm just pointing out that overtly negative comments fuel flame wars.




But it's still based on assumption. Only AMD key shareholders know AMD's operational strategy. If we knew a company's true motives we'd have significant stock & shares and would be sitting under the sun as millionaires.
Do you just troll all the AMD threads looking for some one to say some thing bad about AMD?
Do you sit on the board of Shareholders? Or work for AMD? I am starting to wonder about you.

AMD is putting out way to many chips flooding the market with useless chips when they have lots of them on the market now. Going back and forth, Up and down with there Numbers scheme. They now have the FX6200 out and just look at the chart! It is totally confusing at best!
I think this is just a way to flood the CPU market and make as much cash as they can off the Bulldozer till they can get the Piledriver out. But makes one wonder.
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#24
eidairaman1
ya know what why dont you both chill out, no reason to instigate anything here.
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#25
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: eidairaman1
ya know what why dont you both chill out, no reason to instigate anything here.
Why ME? i asked valuable question's here.
Is AMD flooding the market or what? A flooded market is not such a good thing. we start to get lost in all the babble!

FX-4100, 4130, 4170,....
FX-6100, 6130, 6200 ,...
FX-8120, 8150,...
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