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AMD FX Series Processors Up For Pre-Order

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At last, AMD's highly-anticipated performance desktop processors, branded under the FX-Series, are up for pre-order, letting buyers book their chips so they could have it up and running on release date. American retailer Bottom-line Telecommunications (BLT) has the FX-8150 and FX-8120 eight-core chips; and FX-6100 six-core chip up for pre-order. Its price for the FX-8150 is US $266.28, the FX-8120 is priced at US $221.73, while the FX-6100 is priced at $188.32. BLT ships over ground for free to the 48 contiguous American states.

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So ... these will compete with 2500k and 2600k I suppose ???
 
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going by the pricepoints, yes
 

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thjis is interesting Im itching for an upgrade i haven't done one for 3 years so got a bit of cash to throw at a new CPU/Mobo and GPU (SSD also)
 
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it sure will give current sandy bridge a run for its money.
now....
i'll just wait for the benchmark,especially in x264.
 

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Thats wayyy down from the original 320$ aimed at the top end 8 core, FX 8150.

What went wrong? Performance?

By pricing point, it seems the FX 8150 will only be able to beat the Core i5 2500k, and just about catch up to the Core i7 2600k.

Oh boy, if this turns out to be true, it would be a SupremE bummer. To think Sandy Bridge E launches just a month later.

*rape rape rape*
 

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Competition/pricing

I'm pretty sure the reason they price low is to try and actually lure some of the LGA1155 market. It would be done at no loss because the chips are still smaller and cheaper to manufacture for AMD compared to Phenom II x6/Thuban (smaller die size and pay-per-die). If the processors were about equal or slightly better but not a big and worthy difference, chances are satisfied people already on LGA1155 won't bother to make the switch. The lower prices may lure people to convert again for low cost, resulting in more customers for AMD, while still netting AMD a good profit per chip. Good marketing strategy IMO.

Regardless of AMD pricing, Intel would've probably lowered LGA1155 processor price anyway. This is good anticipation as well.
 
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Phenom II = 258 mm2 (http://www.anandtech.com/show/2702/2)
BD = 315 mm2

The BD size comes from S/A who don't normally BS with AMD material. Still may be incorrect but cannot find any conflicting info on web. So it's not smaller.
 
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I'm pretty sure the reason they price low is to try and actually lure some of the LGA1155 market. It would be done at no loss because the chips are still smaller and cheaper to manufacture for AMD compared to Phenom II x6/Thuban (smaller die size and pay-per-die). .
You speak of CPU price as its only its production. I'm pretty sure developing costs affect the end price more than pure production.
 

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Regardless of AMD pricing, Intel would've probably lowered LGA1155 processor price anyway. This is good anticipation as well.
A win-win for consumers. I'm eagerly awaiting Bulldozer performance per watt figures. I'm not the kind of user that needs absolute fastest CPU out there, I need something that is just "fast enough", 4 cores, low power (= low thermal output) and I'm due for an upgrade in the next 6-12 months so it's either going to be Bulldozer or Ivy Bridge.
 

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maybe amd was delaying all this while to optimize production costs?
 
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I wouldn't judge performance based on price that much till we got working samples to test. AMD has to play catch up. They can afford to cut prices. So performance might not even be in the 2500K area. Could be a little better, or not. I'll wait till I see some good benches.
 

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Interesting prices, I wonder if the 8120 will clock as well as the 8150, much like the 1055t clocked like it's bigger brothers. If so the 8120 could be a bargain chip.
 
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Provided it can go 5ghz for 24/7 use like sandy's, its a good deal.
 
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AMD has always been cheaper, regardless of performance. P4 anyone?

either way im liking the price ;)
 
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Awesome prices
 
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