AMD FX Series Processors Hit 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
    Ok ok.. Enough of the foreplay.. Show me the benchmarks!!!!
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  • upgrade_1977
    Hmm....8 cores for under $300 bucks? Sounds interesting and tempting, but ill wait for the benchmarks.
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  • _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.
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  • dogman_1234
    Not on Newegg yet, but definitely online.
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  • upgrade_1977
    Hmm....8 cores for under $300 bucks? Sounds interesting and tempting, but ill wait for the benchmarks.
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  • ben850
    My body is ready!!!!
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