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
TheMailMan78
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Bulldozer needs to come out already so I can envy something else I can't afford.
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jpierce55
TheMailMan78 said:
Bulldozer needs to come out already so I can envy something else I can't afford.
Well, we can speculate that the price is ~$300 because AMD is giving away some BD's in a contest and the value is listed at $300. We do know that is an FX, but not what one. $300 is a little pricey for me also, but it is not unearthly high like some people feared.

The contest ends the 6th of next month, so I would say that it will release next month, but when is not for certain, and why aren't any reviews out?
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#3
gopal
Worst amd processors ever!
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#4
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
gopal said:
Worst amd processors ever!
Ok so you thread necro to bash AMD?
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Covert_Death
gopal said:
Worst amd processors ever!
well technically it is the or is one of the best AMD processors to date. but that is true for every new generation. there is nothing wrong with these CPU's, they work perfectly for what they are meant for. if you are using it for something other than what it was built for then that is all on you for not doing your research. these are AMAZING at CAD, truly can't be beat right now
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Norton
WCG-TPU Team Captain
Covert_Death said:
well technically it is the or is one of the best AMD processors to date. but that is true for every new generation. there is nothing wrong with these CPU's, they work perfectly for what they are meant for. if you are using it for something other than what it was built for then that is all on you for not doing your research. these are AMAZING at CAD, truly can't be beat right now
They run great for me running calculations/crunching for World Community Grid. I'm using 3 of them ATM :cool:
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#7
Melvis
gopal said:
Worst amd processors ever!
Pentium 4 worst possessor ever!! :shadedshu

Like others have said the AMD Bulldozer in certain areas can not be matched, but it is limited. I myself wasn't happy when it was released as i wanted to upgrade to it, but it would of been more of a side grade for me, now im waiting on Piledriver, this i hope will give me a good boost in performance.
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#8
Prima.Vera
Any news about the next Steamroller and Escavator CPUs? I see no news recently from AMD...
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#9
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Melvis said:
Pentium 4 worst possessor ever!! :shadedshu
Hey, later on it was quite fast. And hot, and expensive. The first ones were .. well slow, hot and power hungry.
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#10
techtard
Someone cast turn undead and let's kill this thread again.
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#11
Melvis
Frick said:
Hey, later on it was quite fast. And hot, and expensive. The first ones were .. well slow, hot and power hungry.
Yea i guess they where getting as fast as a sempron, my bad :laugh: :p
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INSTG8R
techtard said:
Someone cast turn undead and let's kill this thread again.
Indeed :rolleyes: 1 new user decides he has a one liner to necro the tread with and now it just won't die...:shadedshu
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