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
creativeusername
Pestilence said:
You can gladly form your own opinions based on whatever you choose to believe.

For myself tho.. Amd has been working on this processor for 2 years now and they still continue to delay and have issues getting it out. That's a major red flag to me. I'd love BD to succeed but it's just not looking like it's going to happen.
I think they don't want to release a phenom 1 or a toaster oven I mean nvidia fermi and that's why there are so many delays.:)
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#2
Damn_Smooth
Pestilence said:
JF works for Amd. Do you really want to take every statement from him as absolute truth?
Can you show me the Bulldozer benchmarks that JF-AMD has photoshopped again?

That would be great. :slap:
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#3
Pestilence
Damn_Smooth said:
Can you show me the Bulldozer benchmarks that JF-AMD has photoshopped again?

That would be great. :slap:
You've never worked for Corporate America have you? :laugh:
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#4
seronx
repman244 said:
We missed you seronx :D

Well AMD said in June 60-90 days on Idon'tknowwhichevent (which means around August I guess)
Computex, in Taipei

That is when we should be expected to purchase Zambezi PIBs



They aren't announcing the Launch in this they are announcing when Zambezi will be available for consumers

But, there is some leniency in these times
60 Days = July Launch
90 Days = August Launch
But, since the Llano launch was successful, I don't hear anyone complaining about the 32nm fab process on Llano, I guess it was okay

July Launch has the higher percentage of launch over August
June E3/July AMD HardOCP GamExperience

Damn_Smooth said:
Can you show me the Bulldozer benchmarks that JF-AMD has photoshopped again?

That would be great. :slap:
He didn't release benchmarks

He inferred results Valencia/Interlagos will have over Magny-Cours and Shanghai
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#5
Damn_Smooth
Pestilence said:
You've never worked for Corporate America have you? :laugh:
I'm still waiting. Corporate America has nothing to do with photoshopped benchmarks posted from JF-AMD.

seronx said:
He didn't release benchmarks

He inferred results Valencia/Interlagos will have over Magny-Cours and Shanghai
Your sarcasm detector is off today.
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#6
Pestilence
Damn_Smooth said:
I'm still waiting. Corporate America has nothing to do with photoshopped benchmarks posted from JF-AMD.
When did i ever say JF posted benchmarks? All i alluded too is that his statements should be taken with a grain of salt as he works for Amd.
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#7
Damn_Smooth
Pestilence said:
When did i ever say JF posted benchmarks? All i alluded too is that his statements should be taken with a grain of salt as he works for Amd.
So that makes his word less valid than a known shopper?

If he was in the business of overhyping Bulldozer, he would make concrete statements about Bulldozer being the be-all end-all of CPUs and telling us that it destroys anything Intel has released.

His lack of information adds more fuel to your trolling than to mine. I'm very surprised you haven't caught on to that and ran with it yet.
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#8
Pestilence
Damn_Smooth said:
So that makes his word less valid than a known shopper?

If he was in the business of overhyping Bulldozer, he would make concrete statements about Bulldozer being the be-all end-all of CPUs and telling us that it destroys anything Intel has released.

His lack of information adds more fuel to your trolling than to mine. I'm very surprised you haven't caught on to that and ran with it yet.
So now i'm a troll because i don't take the words of an Amd employee at face value? :laugh:
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#9
Damn_Smooth
Pestilence said:
So now i'm a troll because i don't take the words of an Amd employee at face value? :laugh:
No, you're a troll because you look for the absolute worst things to say about Bulldozer in every Bulldozer thread there is.

Your lack of belief in what JF says has nothing to do with that.

As far as Bulldozer goes, The small amount of info that JF gives is far more credible than OBR or Donanimhaber. He has not overhyped it once, and he has not shown concrete evidence of anything good or bad.
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#10
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
JF-AMD has said in other threads that he works in the server department and does not no what goes on in other sections of AMD. I would assume AMD is like all other high name companys that usually don't let every employee know of specific information so they can retain the surprise/marketing effect. He may get the "scuttlebutt" around the water fountain but He may not be giving good info as well.

as I have said before... UNTIL THEY ARE RELEASE AND BENCHED BY A CREDIBLE SITE/PERSON THEN ITS JUST HEARSAY!
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#11
Pestilence
Damn_Smooth said:
No, you're a troll because you look for the absolute worst things to say about Bulldozer in every Bulldozer thread there is.
My opinions are based on the information that is available and given by multiple sources. Now if those sources are accurate is another story but it's still the only available information out there about BD and i will comment about it as i see forth. If you don't care for my opinion you're SOL but i'll still give it as i see fit.
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#13
Damn_Smooth
Pestilence said:
My opinions are based on the information that is available and given by multiple sources. Now if those sources are accurate is another story but it's still the only available information out there about BD and i will comment about it as i see forth. If you don't care for my opinion you're SOL but i'll still give it as i see fit.
Never once did I question your right to post. I didn't say you should stop posting either. I just know trolling when I see it.
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#14
seronx
I'm going back on topic

If Zambezi has the same launch to release time as Llano

It would need to Launch between

Tomorrow(July 15th) to July 19th

And we will be able to buy it 22-28 days after that

Don't believe any benchmarks from people who have Engineer Samples....Both OBR and Donanimhaber are both good with photo editing
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#15
Damn_Smooth
seronx said:
I'm going back on topic

If Zambezi has the same launch to release time as Llano

It would need to Launch between

Tomorrow(July 15th) to July 19th

And we will be able to buy it 22-28 days after that

Don't believe any benchmarks from people who have Engineer Samples....Both OBR and Donanimhaber are both good with photo editing
Does a special event the day after tomorrow sound about right to you?
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#16
fochkoph
FX-4120, yeah, I'm looking at you...
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#17
seronx
Damn_Smooth said:
Does a special event the day after tomorrow sound about right to you?
Well since the end of E3 was the original date for Zambezi's Launch,

It might launch before or after the HardOCP event

Zambezi could have a faster launch to release schedule so the launch could be faster than that
(Key word is could but other than that it should be exactly like the Llano launch)

fochkoph said:
FX-4120, yeah, I'm looking at you...
The fact these clock speeds are engineer sample clock speeds and a mixture of possible rumored clock speeds debunks this

Do not trust OBR or Donanimhaber

OBR/Donanimhaber are both closer to Dresden than us, though

:ohwell:
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#18
Pestilence
Damn_Smooth said:
Never once did I question your right to post. I didn't say you should stop posting either. I just know trolling when I see it.
Come on Bro. This site would be boring if everyone agreed all the time. I just like to get the creative juices flowing in threads but introducing some wild opinions. If BD rocks i'll be the first to trade up before i trade up for 2011.
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#19
Pestilence
seronx said:

Tomorrow(July 15th) to July 19th

And we will be able to buy it 22-28 days after that
I don't see it happening at all this week ser but i would love to be proven wrong. I'm still thinking 1st week of September
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#20
seronx
Pestilence said:
I don't see it happening at all this week ser but i would love to be proven wrong. I'm still thinking 1st week of September
You don't know what will be happening nor do I
The only people who do know
are AMD(Not going to talk) and GloFo(Under NDA)
anyone else should be taken with a grain of salt

My dates are speculation on the great success of the Llano series if that 32nm works Bulldozer will work as well
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#21
repman244
seronx said:
anyone else should be taken with a grain of salt
I usually take them with this much of salt:
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#22
Damn_Smooth
Pestilence said:
Come on Bro. This site would be boring if everyone agreed all the time. I just like to get the creative juices flowing in threads but introducing some wild opinions. If BD rocks i'll be the first to trade up before i trade up for 2011.
Of course, that's why I would never ask you to stop posting. :toast:
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#24
[H]@RD5TUFF
I get the feeling some of these prices will be closer to $400 than sub $300.
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#25
seronx
[H]@RD5TUFF said:
I get the feeling some of these prices will be closer to $400 than sub $300.
I get the feeling it's going to be lower

Athlon II X4 635 = $100(Old)
ATi 5570 = $50(Old)

Llano with the same specs or better specs: $140 while brand spanking new

If we follow the same price scheme

2 x Phenom II X4 955 BE = $240
2 x Phenom II X4 980 BE = $380
is the range

$240-$380 is a big range
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