Thursday, July 14th 2011

FX-Series Processors Clock Speeds 'Revealed'

On several earlier articles like this one, we were versed with the model numbers and even possible prices of AMD's next-generation FX series desktop processors, but the clock speeds stayed under the wraps, that's until a table listing them out was leaked. AMD's FX-series consists of eight-core FX-81xx parts, six-core FX-61xx, and quad-core FX-41xx parts, probably harvested out of the Zambezi silicon by disabling modules (groups of two cores closely interconnected with some shared resources). Most, if not all, FX series chips have unlocked multipliers, making it a breeze to overclock them. All chips come in the AM3+ package, feature 8 MB of L3 cache, and 2 MB L2 cache per module.

Leading the pack is FX-8150, with a clock speed of 3.6 GHz, and TurboCore speed of 4.2 GHz, a 500 MHz boost. The next chip, FX-8120, has a boost of close to a GHz, it has a clock speed of 3.1 GHz, that goes all the way up to 4 GHz with TurboCore. This will be available in 125W and 95W TDP variants. Next up is the FX-8100, with 2.8 GHz clock speed, that goes up to 3.7 GHz, another 900 MHz boost. The scene shifts to 6-core chips, with FX-6120, no clock speed numbers were given out for this one. FX-6100, on the other hand, is clocked at 3.3 GHz, with 3.9 GHz Turbo. The FX-4100 is the only quad-core part with clock speeds given out by this source: 3.6 GHz, with a tiny 200 MHz boost to 3.8 GHz. You can see that there is no pattern in the turbo speed amounts specific to models, and hence we ask you to take these with a pinch of salt.


Source: DonanimHaber
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412 Comments on FX-Series Processors Clock Speeds 'Revealed'

#1
[H]@RD5TUFF
erocker said:
It would be nice if some members here would just fold up and say f*** it in regards to posting useless posts in this thread.
Lot of fud :roll:


Wile E said:
I don't get it. All I want to know is, where is my Ferrari?
Parked in the Intel lot.
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#2
Pestilence
erocker said:
It would be nice if some members here would just fold up and say f*** it in regards to posting useless posts in this thread.
Someone's a Mr. Grumpy Pants today :laugh:
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#3
cadaveca
My name is Dave
HalfAHertz said:
It's nothing special
Yep, just marketing, and nothing in there worth getting excited over, IMHO. But thanks for the link.
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#4
[H]@RD5TUFF
Pestilence said:
Someone's a Mr. Grumpy Pants today :laugh:
Only on days that end in Y. :roll:






















j/k:ohwell:
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#5
Widjaja
AMD comic?

AMD battles the infamous Intel corporation,

"Ruby, Intel are bring out the Sandybridge!"
"Thuban, bring out the Bulldozer......it's 8 core FXin time...."
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#7
erocker
Pestilence said:
Someone's a Mr. Grumpy Pants today :laugh:
Yeah, it's the heat. Freaking brutal.
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#8
Pestilence
erocker said:
Yeah, it's the heat. Freaking brutal.
Ohh i know bro. I have the A/C blasting. Is it September yet?

Pretty soon people will be bitching about...

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#9
Pestilence
Ohh and the real reason why i came to this thread... It seems the 8150 will be right around 300.00 so newegg should have them for 299.99 or maybe 289.99
Five (5) AMD FX series eight-core processors. Approximate Retail Value: $300 USD each.
And OBR has posted this on his blog

I am out of my cave now, but THIS WEEKEND you will see complete Review of AMD FX (Bulldozer) CPU with comparision to Phenom II X6! Clock-to-clock ... Eye-to eye :)

20+ benchmarks, games, tests ... 3,3 GHz (+ Turbo) Phenom II X6 vs AMD FX at 3,3 (3,6 GHz) + Turbo!

No more secrets, everything will be published THIS WEEKEND! No Fakes, no edited screenshots! Be ready!

Simulated FX-8150 in ACTION!
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#12
Damn_Smooth
Pestilence said:
Ohh and the real reason why i came to this thread... It seems the 8150 will be right around 300.00 so newegg should have them for 299.99 or maybe 289.99



And OBR has posted this on his blog
That tool doesn't have a release chip. If he even has an ES. Screw him and anything he blabbers on about.
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#14
mastrdrver
radaja said:
From AMD's Comic,maybe a hidden release date?

http://i55.tinypic.com/zsvbk2.jpg


and possible clockspeed?3600Mhz?

http://i52.tinypic.com/14k86jc.jpg
Look at the text above the clock speed. As BeepBeep pointed out on XS, that clock speed is the HT clock, not the core clock.

Pestilence said:
And OBR has posted this on his blog
And why would anyone believe anything he posts from now on?

I love how he is proud that he "punked them all" and then turns around and says believe me.

:laugh: epic fail. what a tool.
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#16
Funtoss
3.6Ghz is heaps for a default clock for me!
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#17
Benetanegia
Melvis said:
So a 35% increase in performance over there current 16core Opteron with this new 8core Bulldozer core? is that right?
It says the 16 core (8 BD modules) Interlagos to be 35% faster than current 12 core Opterons.
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#18
YautjaLord
Still later in the call, when it was clear that Wall Street needed something to get excited about, AMD let slip that the Opteron 6200s would launch next month and that their desktop companion, the FX Series, code-named "Zambezi", would come out next month, as well. After clarification from AMD's press relations people, El Reg discovered that AMD's top brass meant to say that these two chips would ship for revenue next month, but it is still not clear when they will be formally announced.

AMD didn't want to say much more about the third quarter, except that overall sales for the company should be up 8 to 12 per cent compared to Q2.
Just as i thought/hoped; but this "still not clear when they will be formally announced" stuff sounds like FUD, though. :laugh: Still hope those statements true, though shame there's no info how those Dozers perform. Will look up on Egg for those (FX-8150 & 8120) by August then.
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#19
Jizzler
Shipping for any reason = more chance for leaks! And real numbers, and real specs, and glory!
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#20
Thatguy
I think you guys are ignoring the fact that unlike intel who presents 8 fake cores and one real core with the HT scheme. bulldozer will have on decoder feeding 2 cores. Traditionally the decoder is really exspensive in terms of die space, so making 1 super powerful decoder " when most are underutilized" and giving it to INt units is likely to beat out the in HT design.

think about it, plus they get to streamline the pipeline

I think IPC will actually be higher then many predict as they have a real core hyperthreading model.

We shall see however.
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#21
Wile E
Power User
Thatguy said:
I think you guys are ignoring the fact that unlike intel who presents 8 fake cores and one real core with the HT scheme. bulldozer will have on decoder feeding 2 cores. Traditionally the decoder is really exspensive in terms of die space, so making 1 super powerful decoder " when most are underutilized" and giving it to INt units is likely to beat out the in HT design.

think about it, plus they get to streamline the pipeline

I think IPC will actually be higher then many predict as they have a real core hyperthreading model.

We shall see however.
Nah, I'm still going with Intel will be faster per core per clock.
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#22
YautjaLord
Seeing that major mainboards manufacturers (ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, etc...), post the vids of their boards even on YouTube (lineup of M5A97X-EVO, M5A99X-EVO, Sabertooth 990FX & ROG C5F, saw the vid today) makes me beleive that Dozer will, hopefully, be able to give atleast some kick in a gut to this oversized Intel's SB/IB Godzilla; it just gotta be atleast that good. My mainboard of choise for real this time? Sabertooth 990FX; AI Suite II's Thermal Radar, TurboV EVO & the mobo's UEFI BIOS look just great (gotta see though if Thermal Radar is better than SpeedFan in temp monitoring & such), Military Design looks more then just impressive, plus one won't build mainboard like that for looks alone; hope they'll come by the end of August/beginning of September with those rev. C0 CPUs. You just can't give up on waiting for this CPU (FX-8120 rev. C0 125 or - even better - 95W TDP in my case) after seeing that kind of vids. Typed in YouTube's search field "Sabertooth 990FX reviews" got 10 or so vids reviewing & benchmarking the afformentioned board. Plus Sabertooth was for Intel CPUs only & after they moved to AMD CPUs as well - that indicates something atleast quite interesting; just my 2 cents, though. :) :toast:
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#23
heky
So, any new info on the bulldozer front?
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#24
Melvis
heky said:
So, any new info on the bulldozer front?
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....No :ohwell:
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#25
Unregistered
heky said:
So, any new info on the bulldozer front?
I have an alert set on Google Alerts (beta) for a couple of things with bulldozer in the search string. I have the "only the best" option selected. I haven't seen anything interesting recently. I guess the last big news was about the earlier-than-expected release of the BD Opterons. Sorry.
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