Monday, May 23rd 2011

AMD Bulldozer, Llano Pricing Surface

Here are the first figures made public of the market prices of AMD's upcoming two lines of desktop processors. AMD will approach the desktop PC market with two platforms, the A-Series "Llano" accelerated processing units (APUs), and the FX-series "Zambezi" processors (CPUs). APUs are functionally similar to Intel's Sandy Bridge processors, in having processor cores, a graphics processor, memory controller, and PCI-Express switch packed into a single piece of silicon. AMD is apparently relying on its powerful GPU architecture to make Llano a more wholesome product. Zambezi functionally resembles Intel Westmere/Bloomfield, in having a number of processing cores, a high-bandwidth memory controller, and a large cache packed into a single die, making up for a performance part.

By mid-June, AMD will launch the FX-Series with two a 4-core, a 6-core, and two 8-core parts. The series will be led by eight-core AMD FX-8130P priced at US $320, trailed by FX-8130 at US $290. The former probably is a "unlocked" part. Next up is the six-core FX-6110, priced at $240. Lastly there's the quad-core FX-4110, going for $220. You will notice that the price per core isn't as linear as it was in the previous generation.

Around the same time as the FX-Series, AMD will launch its A-Series APUs, based on the brand new FM1 socket and single-chip chipset. The series is capped off by A8-3550P, which is an unlocked quad-core part priced at $170. Its "locked" variant, the A8-3550, will be priced $20 less, at $150. The A8 sub-series consists of quad-core parts with 400 stream processors enabled in the iGPU. Next up is the unlocked A6-3450P quad-core priced at $130, its locked counterpart, the A6-3450, is priced at $110. With A6 sub-series, the iGPU has 320 stream processors. At the bottom of the pile are dual-core parts, A4-3350P priced at $80, and E2-3350 at $70. The E2 sub-series has 240 stream processors on the iGPU. All prices in 1000-unit tray quantities.

Source: DigiTimes
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80 Comments on AMD Bulldozer, Llano Pricing Surface

#1
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Platibus said:
Two questions:

Is the 8130P the highest end model of Bulldozer? And, will the release of these APUs lower the prices of current CPUs, Phenom and Athlon?
According to that chart the FX 8130 will be the highest model of Bulldozer (8 cores with highest clock speed) on the market for some period of time. Though of course what is considered high end changes rapidly.

And the Phenom II's and Athlon II's already got a price cut this month with anticipation of Bulldozer next month, so i doubt they'll be going any lower anytime soon.
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Damn_Smooth
Platibus said:
Two questions:

Is the 8130P the highest end model of Bulldozer? And, will the release of these APUs lower the prices of current CPUs, Phenom and Athlon?
Yes, for now and it should but seeing as they have already dropped in price, I don't know by how much. Not that I would know anyway. :D

You should also be able to find plenty of used Phenoms for sale at an even better price.
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Damn_Smooth
CDdude55 said:
According to that chart the FX 8130 will be the highest model of Bulldozer (8 cores with highest clock speed) on the market for some period of time. Though of course what is considered high end changes rapidly.

And the Phenom II's and Athlon II's already got a price cut this month with anticipation of Bulldozer next month, so i doubt they'll be going any lower anytime soon.
You beat me by a few seconds. :D
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#4
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
I would seem to me that AMD is pushing more for a core war than raw speed war that they have lost out on for the last 5 years . Intel has the i7 right ? If it takes an AMD 8 core Bulldozer to compete with a Quad core that would tell me that AMD is not really giving any real bang for the buck ( Of-course time will tell as No one knows just how they will perform ) . I hope they are far better than I think they will be . AMD has to step up the game NOW . And if they do manage to blow Intel out of the water then expect to be paying a lot more than this for a 8 core CPU ! Remember FX ? Them AMD FX CPU's were $1000.00 Bucks and MORE ! Not going to get one at them prices I tell you this . I will Not pay more than $350 bucks for a CPU EVER !
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boise49ers
ezodagrom said:
@Those complaining about prices:
What were you expecting for 8-core processors, $200?
If the Bulldozer 8-core are overpriced, I wonder what the Core i7 970, 980X and 990X are. :>
Yeah I was expecting around 500.
Shit I just spent $200 on a used 1090T.
Got a Frio cooler with it though. I'll be sticking
with it for awhile. I just don't want to have to
totally rebuild again. Just did it a month ago.
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