Tuesday, June 7th 2011

AMD FX 8 Core and 4 Core Processor Systems Seen Running at E3

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2011, AMD made its revival of the FX brand identifier official. The company steered clear of actually launching anything, but reran the audience through the AMD Bulldozer architecture, something AMD first did way back in August 2010 (yeah, it's been that long!). Knowing the audience needed a lot more than just that, AMD ran live demos of gaming PCs running the new FX series processors, again, without giving away any performance figures.

AMD first showed the final box art design. The box of the eight-core FX Black Edition processor is a classy metal canister, while the quad-core FX chip is housed in a more common-looking paperboard box, the design of which matches the one revealed in a box-art exposé back in March. The gaming rigs shown run the eight-core FX processor on an ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard, with Radeon HD 6900 series graphics, with an Eyefinity display setup.
An instance of next-generation AMD Overdrive software is running, displaying a surprisingly low 19°C temperature on all cores. This could be a glitch, probably because AOD doesn't support the sensor interface of the new FX chips properly, yet. The other thing AOD reveals is that each of the eight cores is running on its own BClk multiplier value, ranging from 1.00 GHz (5 x 200 MHz), to 3.20 GHz (16 x 200 MHz). The core voltage for all the cores is displayed as 1.4V, again we suspect a low-level interface glitch.

Source: 4Gamer.net
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178 Comments on AMD FX 8 Core and 4 Core Processor Systems Seen Running at E3

#1
Thrackan
Seriously? A STOCK cooler blocking a RAM slot?:wtf:
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#2
Andrei23
rakesh_sharma23 said:
I have been in PC making from Pentium series time.. i was happy with the Intel till Pentium III CPU.. then came AMD Athlon... It just changed my choice... Since then i was truly AMD Fan.. used AMD and suggest AMD only to every one i know..

Even Intel Core i7 (first Gen) failed to shift me to Intel (was very expensive).......
BUT but........ Sandy Bridge changed whole story...

Now I am having i7 2600k in my rig... and very pleased with the performance ..fare good then AMD X6...

This is the same story of many AMD lovers..... SandyBridge made then switch to Intel....

If AMD Fx performs better then SandyBridge than there is some hope for AMD,,,
Even equal performance will lead to loss the battle for AMD.. cos Intel socket-2011 cpu are ready to fight against FX.....

Cross my fingers for AMD Fx.....
I don't believe AMD has the resources to keep up with Intel anymore. Until I see real benchmarks that prove otherwise, I don't believe that AMD's upcoming lineup will be able to beat Intel's current one.
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#4
Thrackan
Andrei23 said:
I don't believe AMD has the resources to keep up with Intel anymore. Until I see real benchmarks that prove otherwise, I don't believe that AMD's upcoming lineup will be able to beat Intel's current one.
AMD will keep beating Intel in price, which is why I will keep siding with them :) The huge budget market is what will keep AMD alive, unless Intel goes back to making illegal deals with suppliers...
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#5
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Paraphrasing Patrick Henry, "Give me benchmarks or give me silence!"
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#6
DriedFrogPills
Thrackan said:
Seriously? A STOCK cooler blocking a RAM slot?:wtf:
Looks like Scythe Shuriken to me
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#7
Thrackan
DriedFrogPills said:
Looks like Scythe Shuriken to me
Not to me, and I've had the original and I'm currently running a Big Shuriken :D
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#8
HTC
Thrackan said:
Seriously? A STOCK cooler blocking a RAM slot?:wtf:
That's perspective aggravated by the fact that the cooler is crookedly assembled. I'm pretty sure if the cooler is placed as is supposed to, the RAM slot won't be blocked.
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#9
Thrackan
HTC said:
That's perspective aggravated by the fact that the cooler is crookedly assembled. I'm pretty sure if the cooler is placed as is supposed to, the RAM slot won't be blocked.
True, but both problems are a bit much for an AMD demo system...
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#10
filip007
Glitch, no Techpowerup has low glitch in his head...:rolleyes:

As you noticed that CPUs runs from 800MHz to 3.2GHz so that means that they are not at full 100% as all together, so that 20°C is in normal range then!

This CPUs are scalable, maybe if you turn off two and overclock to 4GHz or more, that should be fun...:laugh:
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#11
HTC
Thrackan said:
True, but both problems are a bit much for an AMD demo system...
This isn't the first time this sort of thing happened.

IIRC, Btarunr posted a news from Spire cases where it showed the motherboard within the case. Thing is it was mounted pretty much as this cooler: crookedly. I joked about it and someone from Spire replied and said something like: "We're not very good at assembling" (not exactly this, but close). That made me laugh, hehe :roll:

I'm sure there are other instances as well.
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#12
Assimilator
Pretty packaging but no benchmarks, a temperature sensor that can't correctly report temperatures, and "new" overclocking software that doesn't even work properly with their own new chips?

AMD, you're doing a great job convincing us... that Bulldozer is going be be even worse than Phenom, and you're marketing the crap out of it to cover up the fact that you can't make competitive CPUs anymore.
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#13
filip007
There is nothing wrong with software, why would they show something broken. Better wait for more official stuff...
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#14
bucketface
what overclocking software?
the temps and volts are probably the result of software incompatability with the program displaying them. maybe on purpose?
still want benchies...
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#15
BarbaricSoul
Who gives a shit about what the new CPU's or the boxes they come in look like? BENCHMARKS ARE WHAT COUNTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#16
jpierce55
inferKNOX said:
After building up to this degree of suspense, if AMD fail, it'll be the most Ultimate Supreme EPIC & Unforgivable Fail!
It doesn't have to be a mega leap in technology, it'll be enough if it at least looks SB straight in the eye, but dammit, it better not be fail!!:twitch:
It reminds me of the Phenom hype. :(
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#17
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
jpierce55 said:
It reminds me of the Phenom hype. :(
For Phenom, AMD started hyping Barcelona right when Intel released the Core 2 series. That hype campaign was a lot more aggressive. You had senior VPs of AMD publicly saying that Barcelona will "crush" Core 2.

That isn't happening now. The "FX" name first became public via leaks, AMD hasn't commented on performance to the public till now. When talking about the Bulldozer architecture, AMD avoided claiming it to be the fastest processor architecture, or something that will be the fastest in the market.

If AMD was confident that FX will lead, you can bet your bottom penny that they would have launched FX months ago, or would have made benchmarks public.
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#18
TheLaughingMan
cadaveca said:
Whadda you mean? They use Facebook and Twitter! What else is there?

:rolleyes:
I see what you did there. lol
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#19
cadaveca
My name is Dave
TheLaughingMan said:
I see what you did there. lol
I got AM3+ boards...hopefully they'll send me a CPU...soon.;)
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#20
HD64G
Strider said:
Well, not on a stock air cooler your not. The right liquid cooler or thermal electric you sure can.

Though you can actually get a degree or two under room ambient on high-end air in a highly ventilated case. Depends on humidity and how much air you got moving through the cooler and case itself. So you will cool to the ambient of the air being forced over the cooler, and that can indeed be slightly less than the air temps in a room with stagnate air. To a point anyway. lol
Exactly!
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#21
Widjaja
Idk this hype reminds me of the HD2900s :/

I'll be very pissed off if AMD has another fail like the Gen 1 Phenom.
If they do I'm most likely going to Intel.
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#22
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Widjaja said:
Idk this hype reminds me of the HD2900s :/

I'll be very pissed off if AMD has another fail like the Gen 1 Phenom.
If they do I'm most likely going to Intel.
I am reminded of the Phenom days when Chines guys were doing this very same thing ! It would seem that every time the Japanese or Chines kids get these CPU's they do this EVERY TIME . I do not see benchmarks !
If this "FX" Chip was all that and a bag of Chips I would think AMD would be handing them out to be test by every one ! Not just to the chines ! This is JMHO ! I highly doubt that there "FX" Chip will be able to hold a candle to Ivy ! BD ='s Big Disappointment !
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#23
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Everyone keeps talking about hype. WTF hype has there been from AMD? The Phenom and 2900 had MAJOR hype. All I have seen is box art for the FX. I would hardly call that hype.

I figure this bulldozer will be on par with Sandy. Maybe just a tad slower but for a better price and thats me being optimistic. All one has to do is look at the price and see the FX for what it is.
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#24
mstenholm
mastrdrver said:
Cdawall is right about the sensors. They do read correctly.........at 19C. Outside of that, who knows. ;)



Crazy I tell you! :laugh: Where do you come up with your stuff? ;)
The man is not crazy. That is common knowledge to people with an engineering degree.

The sensors read wrong!
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#25
arroyo
The battle between Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer is all like a battle between super cars:

- Every super car is fast, some of them are faster than others (SB vs Phenom II)
- Price does not scale with performance (old i7 vs SB)
- Some people like Porsche and some Ferrari even if they know that Ferreri is faster (AMD vs Intel)
- With speed over 200+ Mph performance does not make any difference for the driver (3,5GHz+)

To summarize it:
I will buy Bulldozer instead Sandy Bridge even if it will be slower just because I like Porsche :D
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