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
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
arroyo said:
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
Again thing is there is no real tests being done on the BD at all . Nothing concrete so right now it is all speculation and hype . TO say that this is a Porsche would be more like hopping it is at this point . I guess I have a ford pinto then ?
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#2
jpierce55
Yes, but it is a Pinto with a v8 and a blower ;)
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#3
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
cheesy999 said:


i thought they fixed the broken temp sensors in the latest phenom ii release?
its not broken :banghead:
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#4
cheesy999
cdawall said:
its not broken
yeah i know, that was my point
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#5
bucketface
whats with all this talk about hype? AMD is being very tight lipped about BD at least performance wise.. i think they may be doing almost the complete opposite of what they did with phenom, not making any promises or hyping it up until release.
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#6
gifted1
bucketface said:
whats with all this talk about hype? AMD is being very tight lipped about BD at least performance wise.. i think they may be doing almost the complete opposite of what they did with phenom, not making any promises or hyping it up until release.
The dude has a point....so back to the jerkin and wait for the benches!!
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#7
cadaveca
My name is Dave
bucketface said:
whats with all this talk about hype? AMD is being very tight lipped about BD at least performance wise.. i think they may be doing almost the complete opposite of what they did with phenom, not making any promises or hyping it up until release.
Well, with the Phenom I launch, we had Leslie Sobon hyping 3 GHz CPUs that never materialized. I think they learnt from that mistake, because many users, that I could tell, held off on buying, waiting for that product to materialize. I know I personally did.

Instead, what we have this time is fairly good info on core design, a tidbit of memory support(1866 MHz), and backwards compatibility for existing sockets(although there are some things that won't be available on older chipsets).

This seems like a fairly standard launch to me, and a good one, at that. AMD and thier partners have shown they are listening to enthusiasts this time around, and while it would be nice to have Bulldozer bulldoze the competition, even at the top end, I am far more concerned, personally, with how the performance will fit in price points compared to the other options already on the market. If, say, for $200, and $300, they offer more @ stock performance levels, I will have no choice but to declare Bulldozer as a success...

I keep thinknig of the story of the tortise and the hare. Good ol' floppy ears was fast, for sure, but the slow and steady shellback won the race in the end.
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#8
cheesy999
cadaveca said:
Well, with the Phenom I launch, we had Leslie Sobon hyping 3 GHz CPUs that never materialized. I think they learnt from that mistake, because many users, that I could tell, held off on buying, waiting for that product to materialize. I know I personally did.
amd planned phenom ii to scale up to 10ghz so they must always be a bit optimistic when they design these things
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#9
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
bucketface said:
whats with all this talk about hype? AMD is being very tight lipped about BD at least performance wise.. i think they may be doing almost the complete opposite of what they did with phenom, not making any promises or hyping it up until release.
I think they are doing this for a reason , Like the Phenom days when there release was almost silent , because of the Performance ? I am not sure but I think if AMD had a real killer CPU here they would spouting off and dancing around benchmarks . But time will tell if BD is a real Bulldozer and not a Big Disappointment ! I hope to see some real action not just some kid in China testing out a fake chip !
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#10
inferKNOX
cdawall said:
no its not. moving air has the same temp as stationary. also fans increase air temps electric motor add heat into the air.
Wile E said:
No it can't. Moving air is not cooler. Moving air makes you feel cooler because it is pulling heat away from your body as it moves over you, not because it is actually cooler.
I just had to chime in here, that (and it's been a while so I may be rusty) theoretically as the air is propelled through the case, if the exhaust fan(s) have a higher suction strength than the intake fans, so as to allow the pressure within the case to decrease, the Avogadro's constant would dictate that the number of molecules per unit volume inside the case would be lower than that of the rest of the room.
That would allow for increased inter-molecular spacing, meaning that for a given volume of air the number of molecules and thus total energy, as held by the molecules, is lower; allowing for a greater gradient between the energy of the heated surface & the air, ie, the air would be essentially cooler.
So technically Strider's hypothesis, which although is very unlikely here, is plausible.;)
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#11
Steevo
cheesy999 said:
amd planned phenom ii to scale up to 10ghz so they must always be a bit optimistic when they design these things
Wow, where did you ever read that?


Under LH they do overclock very well, but that claim is just absurd unless you are counting cores by frequency. In that case a quad at 2.5Ghz makes it.
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#12
cheesy999
Steevo said:
Wow, where did you ever read that?


Under LH they do overclock very well, but that claim is just absurd unless you are counting cores by frequency. In that case a quad at 2.5Ghz makes it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_K10
In 2003, AMD outlined the features for upcoming generations of microprocessors after the K8 family of processors in various events and analyst meetings, including the Microprocessor Forum 2003.[7] The outlined features to be deployed by the next-generation microprocessors are as follows:
Threaded architectures.
Chip level multiprocessing.
Huge scale MP (multi-processor) machines.
10 GHz operation.
Much higher performance superscalar, out of order CPU core.
Huge caches.
Media/vector processing extensions.
Branch and memory hints.
Security and virtualization.
Enhanced Branch Predictors.
Static and dynamic power management.
for those who don't want to read it says that in 2003 AMD announced the next gen of processors would be at 10ghz, and we haven't even got half of that now
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#13
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
inferKNOX said:
I just had to chime in here, that (and it's been a while so I may be rusty) theoretically as the air is propelled through the case, if the exhaust fan(s) have a higher suction strength than the intake fans, so as to allow the pressure within the case to decrease, the Avogadro's constant would dictate that the number of molecules per unit volume inside the case would be lower than that of the rest of the room.
That would allow for increased inter-molecular spacing, meaning that for a given volume of air the number of molecules and thus total energy, as held by the molecules, is lower; allowing for a greater gradient between the energy of the heated surface & the air, ie, the air would be essentially cooler.
So technically Strider's hypothesis, which although is very unlikely here, is plausible.;)
and the fans will still heat the air going over the HS as will the intake fans. it is not possible to lower the temp of air using a fan irregardless to a negative pressure inside of the case.
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#14
inferKNOX
cheesy999 said:
amd planned phenom ii to scale up to 10ghz so they must always be a bit optimistic when they design these things
I think you're getting Intel & Pentium, mixed up with AMD & Phenom II there buddy.:slap:
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#15
cheesy999
inferKNOX said:
these things
I think you're getting Intel & Pentium, mixed up with AMD & Phenom II there buddy.
hey i've already posted my Wikipedia quote, thanks for other example of tech companies aiming high and failing badly
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#16
inferKNOX
cdawall said:
and the fans will still heat the air going over the HS as will the intake fans. it is not possible to lower the temp of air using a fan irregardless to a negative pressure inside of the case.
The quantity of heat that the average fan dissipates to the fluid it displaces is generally negligible.
Bear in mind, though, that I'm just saying that what Strider proposed is plausible and not crazy as you guys seemed to suggest, but I'm not saying it is the case in this scenario.
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#17
inferKNOX
cheesy999 said:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_K10


for those who don't want to read it says that in 2003 AMD announced the next gen of processors would be at 10ghz, and we haven't even got half of that now
Intel announced their belief that they'd get the P4 to 10GHz by 2011.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-121841.html
http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/intel-predicts-10ghz-chips-by-2011-20000726/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_4
At the launch of the Pentium 4, Intel stated NetBurst-based processors were expected to scale to 10 GHz (which should be achieved over several fabrication process generations). However, the NetBurst microarchitecture ultimately hit a frequency ceiling far below that expectation – the fastest clocked NetBurst-based models reached a peak clock speed of 3.8 GHz. Intel had not anticipated a rapid upward scaling of transistor power leakage that began to occur as the die reached the 90 nm lithography and smaller.
AMD were no-doubt just trying not to look bad by failing to match Intel's claims.
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#18
bucketface
out of curiosity, does anyone here actually know what the exact ambient temp was in the room, as well as the ambient within the case... because otherwise it is all supposition.
though it is unlikely that they had the aircon at a setting that would produce an ambient temp of 19°C or below.. just saying... why are we still arguing/disscussing this? o.0
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#19
inferKNOX
bucketface said:
out of curiosity, does anyone here actually know what the exact ambient temp was in the room, as well as the ambient within the case... because otherwise it is all supposition.
though it is unlikely that they had the aircon at a setting that would produce an ambient temp of 19°C or below.. just saying... why are we still arguing/disscussing this? o.0
Sorry, I was late to the discussion, but had to comment.

BTW, to all those saying there's hype, it's not hype, it's suspense guys...
Suspense as in Lost, not hype as in Harry Potter movies.:nutkick:
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#20
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
inferKNOX said:
The quantity of heat that the average fan dissipates to the fluid it displaces is generally negligible.
Bear in mind, though, that I'm just saying that what Strider proposed is plausible and not crazy as you guys seemed to suggest, but I'm not saying it is the case in this scenario.
it is outlandish and impossible. otherwise everyone would just make all the fans exhaust fans.
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#21
mstenholm
No news but they sure got our attention :)
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#22
inferKNOX
cdawall said:
it is outlandish and impossible. otherwise everyone would just make all the fans exhaust fans.
Probably outlandish, but definitely not impossible.
The fans required to drop the pressure enough to significantly alter the internal temperature of a case would probably need to have impractically high strength and thus would probably be uncomfortably noisy.
It remains, however, physically possible to achieve such result.;)
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#23
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
inferKNOX said:
Probably outlandish, but definitely not impossible.
The fans required to drop the pressure enough to significantly alter the internal temperature of a case would probably need to have impractically high strength and thus would probably be uncomfortably noisy.
It remains, however, physically possible to achieve such result.;)
No it won't the air inside could never reach a level of cooler than that of its intake
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#24
inferKNOX
cdawall said:
No it won't the air inside could never reach a level of cooler than that of its intake
You sir, need to study some physics (perhaps during that self prescribed break you speak of in your sig) before proposing such an erroneous statement.
That's the last I'll say on the matter.:)
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#25
X1REME
AMD Hype?

I cant remember AMD saying anything about the Radeon 6 series trashing thier opponents, although they clearly knew that would be the case until nvidia releases 580/590 etc. why?

We can also see this with the Atom vs Zacate, it was a clear victory for AMD, but AMD choose to stay silent. why?

AMD has not hyped anything, its all but ones ego and bias against amd vs intel rubbish. By Saying the BD will be worse then Phenom is hilarious :laugh:

imho AMD is going to rape Intel (Multitasking, dunno about games or single) this round, the stepping B2 is to make sure it competes with intels incoming cpu`s (speed bumps mostly)... IB wont do much for intel next year, where amd BD has the advantage of major improvements for 2012....:nutkick:
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