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
happita
[H]@RD5TUFF said:
I get the feeling some of these prices will be closer to $400 than sub $300.
It's going to be purely based on how well it is going to perform in relation to the 2500k/2600k....that and if there's a significant amount of demand or lack thereof.
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#2
Pestilence
[H]@RD5TUFF said:
I get the feeling some of these prices will be closer to $400 than sub $300.
All depends on how it perform's. If it perform's as OBR says the 8 core wll be around the same price as the 2500K
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#3
[H]@RD5TUFF
Pestilence said:
All depends on how it perform's. If it perform's as OBR says the 8 core wll be around the same price as the 2500K
I dun know I have a hunch the top of the line will be the better part of $400.
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#4
seronx
If I told you guys a 16-core Interlagos has a higher clock speed to that of a 6180 SE 12 core Opteron?
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Opteron%206180%20SE%20-%20OS6180YETCEGO.html

Would you believe me?

So, seeing that 8100s Clock Speed is complete BULLDOODOO
(Whole chart is bulldoo doo)

The Bulldozer architecture is refereed to being a Speed Demon Architecture

High Clocks/Low Latency
The Bulldozer 2-core CPU module contains 213M transistors in an 11-metal layer 32nm high-k metalgate
SOI CMOS process and is designed to operate from 0.8 to 1.3V. This micro-architecture improves
performance and frequency while reducing area and power over a previous AMD x86-64 CPU in the
same process. The design reduces the number of gates/cycle relative to prior designs, achieving
3.5GHz+ operation in an area (including 2MB L2 cache) of 30.9mm2.
http://isscc.org/doc/2011/isscc2011.advanceprogrambooklet_abstracts.pdf

How over time we forget things....
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#5
NC37
happita said:
I always had this urge to get an AMD processor because of a few things:
1. Price/Performance
2. Upgrade paths
3. Help support the underdog

#1 and #3 are no longer a factor for me and haven't been for a long time. My E8400 has been flying, spanking PII's for years and I haven't looked back. Also, the underdog argument...I'm starting to care less and less about AMD's processor lineups because they haven't shown ANYTHING worthwhile to me, at least in relation to competing with similar Intel processors in terms of performance. So the only thing left for me to root them on in is the fact that they don't change their sockets every 6 months or so like Intel does. And that alone will not get me to go to AMD's side. I'm starting to lose faith more and more as time goes on in this never-ending struggle to see who is going to be on top (because we all know Intel will always be on top with enthusiasts, other segments are up for debate though).



Was thinking the same thing :laugh:
Aye, I like the same. But I add a reason to go AMD is also because general cost of other things is less too. Boards themselves I've noticed are cheaper. When I did a build comparison for a friend...going Intel raised the price by $300 at least. That is counting Intel premium on the CPU and also the cost of the board. For the performance he needed, Phenom II was plenty and saved $300.

When I think of it for mine. What would I rather have...better CPU or save money and get better GPU? I pick GPU. AMD keeping to the same sockets longer then means I can upgrade later on the CPU. Overall life of the system extends a couple years before I absolutely have to change all the parts out.

Heck, current build is from 06 and I don't forsee a full part out for another year at least. Probably will once the next gen consoles launch.
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#6
Benetanegia
@seronx

Netburst was a speed demon too. When they designed it (and for quite some time after that) Intel thought it would eventually hit 10 Ghz with new processes, and according to the roadmap it should have reached 5Ghz+ by the time it was phased out. Well that was the plan. Instead, reality hit them hard.

You should really stop believing every PR paper or statement you come across and looking at what happens around you.

Oh well, time will reveal everyhing, whatever it is.
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#7
seronx
Benetanegia said:

Netburst was a speed demon too. When they designed it (and for quite some time after that) Intel thought it would eventually hit 10 Ghz with new processes, and according to the roadmap it should have reached 5Ghz+ by the time it was phased out. Well that was the plan. Instead, reality hit them hard.
Bulldozer isn't Netburst
Bulldozer doesn't have the outrageous goal of going beyond 10GHz or 5GHz
It only needs to be 3.5+GHz which is rather a lot easier now than in the past

Benetanegia said:

Oh well, time will reveal everyhing, whatever it is.
Time always reveals everything
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#8
_JP_
seronx said:
Time always reveals everything
Well, IMO, time is being such a troll, regarding to this.
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#9
seronx
_JP_ said:
Well, IMO, time is being such a troll, regarding to this.
Well we can't base Zambezi's performance on OBR's Benchmarks ever or those tricked by OBR ;)

Like anyone would do that to begin with, lol
i can post here, emails ... differently edited pictures and more and more proofs, i manipulated scores and sent them to DH ... STOP dreaming kids, Bulldozer was, is and will be CRAP!

OF Course, all results was FAKEs, i know it, ive faked them :) No real numbers before NDA :)

These were PUNKD!

http://www.ddworld.cz/aktuality/procesory-cpu/procesor-amd-bulldozer-fx-8130p-otestovan-prekonava-konkurencni-intel-core-i7-2600k-2.html
http://www.donanimhaber.com/islemci/haberleri/AMDnin-8-cekirdekli-Bulldozer-FX-islemcisi-ve-test-sonuclari.htm
http://forums.gametrailers.com/thread/bulldozer-b1-revision-benchmar/1232179?page=1
http://vr-zone.com/articles/purported-amd-bulldozer-benchmarks-leaked/12914.html
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?p=31992805#post31992805
http://extrahardware.cnews.cz/prvni-testy-bulldozeru-core-i7-2600k-porazeno-ukol-splnen
http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?p=19561597
http://fudzilla.com/processors/item/23381-bulldozer-performance-figures-are-in
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/308802-10-bulldozer-performance-figures-outpace-sandy-bridge
http://forum.xbitlabs.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=18774&start=0
http://www.techspot.com/news/44627-amds-bulldozer-based-fx-8130p-benchmarked-early.html
http://www.legitreviews.com/news/11054/
http://en.expreview.com/2011/07/11/amd-bulldozer-fx-8130p-performance-unearthed/18133.html

... and many more.

Advice for this day: DONT trust everything on internet! You all were PUNKD! Maybe this whole text is next hoax, maybe not ... :) But you will see ... who is right in October.
Coming from the Intel Evangelist himself OBR

Once a Liar always a Liar

Time is a troll
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#10
Damn_Smooth
seronx said:
Well we can't base Zambezi's performance on OBR's Benchmarks ever or those tricked by OBR ;)



Coming from the Intel Evangelist himself OBR

Once a Liar always a Liar

Time is a troll
I'm glad I never trusted his crap in the first place.
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#11
seronx
Damn_Smooth said:
I'm glad I never trusted his crap in the first place.
Don't trust anything, lol :toast: until it's released

The only word so far is

That the clock rates will be "acceptable"<-- E3 and it will outperform the older generation<-- A given
:toast:
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#12
[H]@RD5TUFF
seronx said:
Don't trust anything, lol :toast: until it's released

The only word so far is

That the clock rates will be "acceptable"<-- E3 and it will outperform the older generation<-- A given
:toast:
This is how I see it.
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#13
seronx
[H]@RD5TUFF said:
This is how I see it.
And if you want to see some new stuff here you guys go this came out yesterday


Youtube: wlsJ0B04Ndo

Take it with a grain of salt

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#14
Thatguy
Pestilence said:
These chips were supposed to be out in June.. Now October. What an absolute mess.
What part of APU orders sucking the fabs dry do you not understand ?
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#15
Thefumigator
I'm much more interested in Valencia now...
I didn't know socket C32 was going to be bulldozer-ready as the G34
dual socket C32 mobos are so cheap that I would like to build a full workstation with 6 or 8 cores per socket. I could still do this with actual 6 core (deneb-like) opterons, those are relatively cheap too.
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#16
seronx
Thatguy said:
What part of APU orders sucking the fabs dry do you not understand ?
JF-AMD
Everybody calm down. It is a few weeks difference in schedules. We are shipping server in Q3 like we said.

That schedule delay pushed the launch of client into Q3. Nothing sinister. But keep in mind that launches align around events and partners said:
I am not making any comments about client products. Because server and client are using the same architecture I was trying to be helpful in the past. I get slammed in forums, called a liar (and worse), I have obscenities posted to my blog. Sorry, done with that world. I don't have time for the hassle. Let the enthusiasts battle it out, I don't care to get involved in that any more.
JF-AMD
I would bother to respond if people would actually read what I say. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to match their reality. Perhaps if you go back to my statement about engineering samples not designed for performance you'd understand that you are beating a horse that is no longer alive.
The point is....

The Fabs aren't sucked dry
notable posts by JF-AMD


http://www.overclock.net/10213459-post1.html

http://www.overclock.net/10214120-post7.html

http://www.overclock.net/10214459-post14.html

http://www.overclock.net/10221237-post29.html

http://www.overclock.net/10221256-post30.html

http://www.overclock.net/10228979-post44.html

http://www.overclock.net/10280407-post66.html

http://www.overclock.net/10285077-post68.html

http://www.overclock.net/10333564-post94.html

http://www.overclock.net/10449553-post109.html

http://www.overclock.net/10460270-post123.html

http://www.overclock.net/10521943-post141.html

http://www.overclock.net/10537827-post163.html

http://www.overclock.net/10607869-post187.html

http://www.overclock.net/10610503-post194.html

http://www.overclock.net/10897321-post235.html

http://www.overclock.net/11483078-post256.html

http://www.overclock.net/11490329-post259.html

http://www.overclock.net/11500983-post261.html <-- lol JF-AMD is a hardcore wii gamer

http://www.overclock.net/11519918-post267.html

http://www.overclock.net/11587550-post273.html <-- JF-AMD has a cool bike

http://www.overclock.net/11668657-post279.html

http://www.overclock.net/11804854-post295.html

http://www.overclock.net/11851528-post301.html

http://www.overclock.net/11897788-post313.html

http://www.overclock.net/11913071-post316.html

http://www.overclock.net/11926687-post339.html <--- big hint

http://www.overclock.net/11935836-post348.html <-- another big hint

http://www.overclock.net/11942490-post353.html <-- big hint

http://www.overclock.net/11948015-post357.html

http://www.overclock.net/11963044-post359.html

http://www.overclock.net/12053490-post423.html

http://www.overclock.net/12055422-post425.html

http://www.overclock.net/12408378-post553.html

http://www.overclock.net/12426560-post562.html <-- I can answer this 1.6 Billion Trannies and 320mm^2 max possible trolololol

http://www.overclock.net/12474800-post594.html

http://www.overclock.net/12564841-post608.html

http://www.overclock.net/12607433-post642.html <-- JF AMD is cautious secret agent man

http://www.overclock.net/12681541-post672.html

http://www.overclock.net/12691379-post682.html

http://www.overclock.net/12758263-post727.html

Everything starts to repeat from now on

http://www.overclock.net/12770587-post738.html

http://www.overclock.net/12788871-post758.html

http://www.overclock.net/12792974-post760.html <-- if the mods deleted everyones posts except JF-AMDs we would already know everything by now lol

http://www.overclock.net/12823850-post772.html

http://www.overclock.net/12892710-post798.html <-- price is speculation

http://www.overclock.net/12894099-post800.html

http://www.overclock.net/12914382-post810.html

http://www.overclock.net/12928373-post818.html

http://www.overclock.net/13172102-post890.html <-- JF-AMD you need to make an Biography of your life

http://www.overclock.net/13382944-post957.html hmmm?! I don't know

http://www.overclock.net/13387835-post963.html

http://www.overclock.net/13400763-post977.html

http://www.overclock.net/13414790-post992.html <-- your life sucks, here I am sitting down not getting paid linking your posts lol totally awesome for me but no you have to travel all the time

http://www.overclock.net/13511780-post1043.html

http://www.overclock.net/13525364-post1045.html

http://www.overclock.net/13697096-post1157.html

http://www.overclock.net/13761097-post1257.html

http://www.overclock.net/13793834-post1285.html

http://www.overclock.net/13794528-post1287.html

http://www.overclock.net/13823115-post1313.html <-- you tell em, ES =/= PS

http://www.overclock.net/13825887-post1317.html lol

http://www.overclock.net/13831245-post1325.html

http://www.overclock.net/13852442-post1351.html <-- Not a JF-AMD quote but it does quote JF-AMD 1st version

http://www.overclock.net/13855650-post1357.html

http://www.overclock.net/13902739-post1392.html

http://www.overclock.net/13970433-post1438.html

http://www.overclock.net/14090326-post1525.html

http://www.overclock.net/14110811-post1541.html <-- JF-AMD 2nd version(more revised)

http://www.overclock.net/14156604-post1585.html

http://www.overclock.net/14161067-post1593.html

http://www.overclock.net/14189031-post1615.html +1 for seronx
At overclock.net I found all of the notable quotes from JF-AMD

Since JF-AMD doesn't come here well :(

This is all the quotes on the overclock.net there is more at toms Hardware, AMDZone, HardOCP and other places

Only AMD knows and the only one talking about Bulldozer is this guy JF-AMD

John Fruehe AMD Employee
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#17
Jizzler
Bah, didn't grep anything of importance from that. Only want to know when I can buy one.
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#18
seronx
Jizzler said:
Bah, didn't grep anything of importance from that. Only want to know when I can buy one.
When you get to buy one

Very Soon <----> Soon <----> Don't hold your breath

Q3 unless a delay which is highly unlikely
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#19
Jizzler
That's about as precise as Pi to only 3 decimal places! ;)
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#20
seronx
Jizzler said:
That's about as precise as Pi to only 3 decimal places! ;)
Well we are in Q3 right now

2H = Q3 and Q4

Q3 = July, August, September

We are half way through July, and you only have two months and 1 half-month left before Q4

AMD has told us we will receive this in Q3 which is from a span from now to Q4

is 11 Weeks that is 77 days, 55 days for business
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#21
Jizzler
That didn't help narrow down the possibilities, it's still only as precise as it has been - "Q3".

How does one induce a coma? Need to wait it out until BD hits.
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#22
cadaveca
My name is Dave
seronx said:
Since JF-AMD doesn't come here well
JF-AMD posts here too, FYI.
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#23
Pestilence
seronx said:
And if you want to see some new stuff here you guys go this came out yesterday


Youtube: wlsJ0B04Ndo

Take it with a grain of salt

http://www.profilebrand.com/funny-pictures/category/food/659_grain-of-salt.gif
1. Doesn't show what kind of cooling it has. Could be air like he says.. Could be LN2.
2. Overclocking in windows? Are you kidding me?
3. It's unstable as shit. Notice when he starts up the computer windows is asking him if he wants to boot into safe mode? Why is that. Because it's crashing
4. 2 core overclocking? Who cares
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#24
erocker
cadaveca said:
JF-AMD posts here too, FYI.
Not for quite a while. I don't blame him either, many of the threads that he posted in were filled with immaturity, "grain of salt" posts and FUD from other websites. I would stay away as well.
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#25
cadaveca
My name is Dave
erocker said:
Not for quite a while. I don't blame him either, many of the threads that he posted in were filled with immaturity, "grain of salt" posts and FUD from other websites. I would stay away as well.
True enough. I know for a fact that he was running into the smae on other forums, and stopped as well.

For all we know, he's SeronX. :laugh:
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