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AMD FX Series Processors Hit Pre-Order

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With the recent announcement of Intel's Sandy-Bridge-E's pending release date, we get some much welcome word that the FX-Series ("Bulldozer") is coming soon, with the CPUs going up for pre-order.

AMD's FX-Series ("Bulldozer") is expected to be release in Q4, following the release of its Opteron server based processors. We get our first sign that the release may be sooner than later, with the CPUs going up for pre-order on retail sites such as Bottom-line Telecommunications (BLT). BLT has the FX-8150 priced at $266.28, the FX-8120 priced at $221.73, and the FX-6100 priced at $188.32. We can expect the final release price to come in very close to these prices (past history has shown AMD's 1K quantity price to be $10 to $15 lower than retail price).

The AMD FX-Series processors are based on their new "Bulldozer" micro-architecture. The FX-8150 has 8-cores, clocked at 3.60 GHz, and 16 MB of cache. The FX-8120 has 8-cores, clocked at 3.10 GHz, and 16 MB of cache. The FX-6100 has 6-cores, clocked at 3.30 GHz, and 14 MB of cache.

The table below contains a summary of FX-6100, FX-8120 and FX-8150 details:

ModelCoresThreadsFrequencyTurbo FrequencyL2 cacheL3 cacheTDPPrice
FX-Series FX-6100663.3 GHz3.9 GHz6 MB8 MB95 Watt$188.32
FX-Series FX-8120883.1 GHz4 GHz8 MB8 MB125 Watt$221.73
FX-Series FX-8150883.6 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB8 MB125 Watt$266.28

Related News: AMD FX-Series Lineup Revealed in CPU Support List

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    Hellbound , September 14, 2011 3:19 AM
    Ok ok.. Enough of the foreplay.. Show me the benchmarks!!!!
  • 31 Hide
    upgrade_1977 , September 14, 2011 3:13 AM
    Hmm....8 cores for under $300 bucks? Sounds interesting and tempting, but ill wait for the benchmarks.
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    _Cubase_ , September 14, 2011 3:38 AM
    If I see one more Bulldozer article, that provides nothing but paper figures and speculation I am going to SCREAM!

    Until Bulldozer is in the hands of the first reputable benchmarking team, everything might as well be BullS**T instead.
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  • 12 Hide
    dogman_1234 , September 14, 2011 3:12 AM
    Not on Newegg yet, but definitely online.
  • 31 Hide
    upgrade_1977 , September 14, 2011 3:13 AM
    Hmm....8 cores for under $300 bucks? Sounds interesting and tempting, but ill wait for the benchmarks.
  • 8 Hide
    ben850 , September 14, 2011 3:15 AM
    My body is ready!!!!
  • 33 Hide
    Hellbound , September 14, 2011 3:19 AM
    Ok ok.. Enough of the foreplay.. Show me the benchmarks!!!!
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    Anonymous , September 14, 2011 3:21 AM
    I wonder whats the fastest clocking cpu out there (cough *click it* cough):
    http://valid.canardpc.com/records.php

    get the news on it elsewhere though cause its not here! :p 
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    tbq , September 14, 2011 3:24 AM
    Sadly for AMD, not releasing benchmarks and engineering samples to everyone long in advance is strong evidence that Bulldozer isn't the powerhouse we all hoped it would be. Intel released benchmarks and specs for Conroe many, many months before release and many of us doubted the benchmarks at first because they completely blew away the Athlon in almost every benchmark. If AMD really had such a winner with the the new chip, they wouldn't NDA everyone for so long.

    Either way, the new chips will probably be the best bang for your buck CPU seen to date.
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    aznshinobi , September 14, 2011 3:25 AM
    OHHH MAHHH GAWDDD! The FX4100 is going to be cheaper than expected! Even better time to upgrade to a chip that can OC so well :D 
  • 14 Hide
    Zero_ , September 14, 2011 3:27 AM
    *whispers* TH already have their hands on some chips *shh*
  • 17 Hide
    johnsmithhatesVLC , September 14, 2011 3:29 AM
    Hopefully this will actually give Intel some competition. The i5 2500K quad core beats AMD's six core processor.
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    beenthere , September 14, 2011 3:36 AM
    I love the logic and theories professed... You'll just have to wait a few more weeks to see Zambezi CPUs that OC to 5 Gig.s on air. Then you can decide for yourself if you think you got your money's worth for $300.
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    _Cubase_ , September 14, 2011 3:38 AM
    If I see one more Bulldozer article, that provides nothing but paper figures and speculation I am going to SCREAM!

    Until Bulldozer is in the hands of the first reputable benchmarking team, everything might as well be BullS**T instead.
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    zloginet , September 14, 2011 3:38 AM
    Hey Pasero01

    about you "Cough" record "CLICK THIS"

    http://www.techpowerup.com/152008/AMD-FX-Sets-Guinness-Record-for-Clock-Speed.html
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    jprahman , September 14, 2011 3:40 AM
    Hmm, seems a little odd to be advertising 16MB of cache when these chips only have 4-6-8MB of L3 depending on the model. Looks like they're adding the L2 cache size to the L3.
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    Anonymous , September 14, 2011 3:42 AM
    @zloginet
    ...thats what I was implying but didn't want to link out to another news site...
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    AbdullahG , September 14, 2011 3:43 AM
    Definitely will be getting an FX-8120. I'm sure that thing will OC just as high as the it's other 8-core brethren. I don't care if they don't outperform the i7 2600k. As long as I can do 3D rendering and play CPU-intensive games very well with hopeful 60FPS, then AMD did their job for me. I'd rather take an 8-core CPU for under $300 than a 4-core CPU over $300 even if the 4-core offers the best performance. I want the best bang for the buck :D 
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    jimmysmitty , September 14, 2011 3:43 AM
    aznshinobiOHHH MAHHH GAWDDD! The FX4100 is going to be cheaper than expected! Even better time to upgrade to a chip that can OC so well


    Hopefully on air. Remember the Phenom IIs overclocked to 7Ghz on LN2 but only would get to about 4GHz on air.
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    whysobluepandabear , September 14, 2011 3:44 AM
    _Cubase_If I see one more Bulldozer article, that provides nothing but paper figures and speculation I am going to SCREAM! Until Bulldozer is in the hands of the first reputable benchmarking team, everything might as well be BullS**T instead.


    HEAR, HEAR!


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    zloginet , September 14, 2011 3:47 AM
    @pazero01

    Sorry about that... I thought I would be part of the bashing for once.
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    cuecuemore , September 14, 2011 3:48 AM
    Yay?
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    SteelCity1981 , September 14, 2011 3:50 AM
    got my eye on the FX-8100 myself. Should be a great overclocker at a good price.
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