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AMD FX-Series Lineup Revealed in CPU Support List

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AMD FX-Series' final specifications revealed on Gigabyte's AM3+ - AMD 990FX - GA-990FXA-UD7 (rev. 1.0) CPU support list.

Now available for full perusal is a list of supported Bulldozer processors from a Gigabyte CPU compatibility list. We see the final stepping will be B2 for the upcoming Bulldozer release, which is rumored to be in the September/October release window. The FX-8150 is clocked at 3.6 GHz, 8-cores, TDP of 125W and system bus at 5200 MT/s (up from 4000 MT/s of previous generations). You'll notice the FX-8120 listed both TDP of 125W and 95W. You should expect on initial launch, the 125W TDP models will be the first to the market, later followed by the 95W TDP chips.

The FX-6100 is clocked at 3.3 GHz, 6-cores, TDP of 95W, along with system bus at 5200 MT/s. The FX-4100 is clocked at 3.6 GHz, 4-cores, TDP of 95W, along with bus at 5200 MT/s. One might begin to piece together that the FX-6100 and FX-4100 are likely to be Zambezi with 1 module and 2 modules disabled, respectively, rather than native 3-module / 2-module dies. (Do I see an unlocked FX-4100 to an FX-8150 in my future?)
 
All CPUs feature 8MB L3 cache and are based on 32nm process. To get a better understanding of the artiture of the Bulldozer, check out the latest information here: AMD's Bulldozer: More Design Details Surface 

MotherboardModelGA-990FXA-UD7
PCB1.0
vendorCPU ModelFrequencyL2
Cache
Core NameSteppingWattageSystem
Bus(MT/s)
Since BIOS Version
AMDFX-81503600MHz1MBx8BulldozerB2125W5200F4
AMDFX-81203100MHz1MBx8BulldozerB2125W5200F4
AMDFX-81203100MHz1MBx8BulldozerB295W5200F4
AMDFX-81002800MHz1MBx8BulldozerB295W5200F4
AMDFX-61003300MHz1MBx6BulldozerB295W5200F4
AMDFX-41003600MHz1MBx4BulldozerB295W5200F4
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    drumsrule786 , September 2, 2011 3:47 AM
    These better kick sandy bridge's ass, not because I don't like intel, but they have had practically no competition lately.
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    wintermint , September 2, 2011 3:35 AM
    Looks good but release it already!
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    stm1185 , September 2, 2011 3:49 AM
    Still not caring until I can see some performance numbers.

    I was hoping they would somehow increase their core performance to the point they can match Intel's 4 core i5 2500k with their 4 core Bulldozer chip, allowing their 8 core to not be slower then an i7 2600k in any situation and faster in some.

    But then they keep delaying and I got this gut feeling its going to be another Phenom II x6 situation where it is kinda faster in some applications but slower most of the time and the cost savings really aren't that great.
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  • 28 Hide
    wintermint , September 2, 2011 3:35 AM
    Looks good but release it already!
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    beenthere , September 2, 2011 3:38 AM
    Gigabyte has updated the CPU compatibility list on all of their 900 series chipset AM3+ mobos. The 800 series AM3+ mobos has not been updated yet so they are probably validating those mobos next.
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    shinkueagle , September 2, 2011 3:40 AM
    Yeah!! Im buying it this Xmas!! :D 
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    drumsrule786 , September 2, 2011 3:47 AM
    These better kick sandy bridge's ass, not because I don't like intel, but they have had practically no competition lately.
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    stm1185 , September 2, 2011 3:49 AM
    Still not caring until I can see some performance numbers.

    I was hoping they would somehow increase their core performance to the point they can match Intel's 4 core i5 2500k with their 4 core Bulldozer chip, allowing their 8 core to not be slower then an i7 2600k in any situation and faster in some.

    But then they keep delaying and I got this gut feeling its going to be another Phenom II x6 situation where it is kinda faster in some applications but slower most of the time and the cost savings really aren't that great.
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    runswindows95 , September 2, 2011 3:52 AM
    All I can is release the CPU's so we can get benchmarks!
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    Anonymous , September 2, 2011 3:53 AM
    I still don't get why AMD is sticking with such low L3 catch size. I'd expect at least a 150% increase per level setting 8MB for 4000, 12MB for 6000 and 16MB for 8000.
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    kilo_17 , September 2, 2011 4:02 AM
    shinkueagleYeah!! Im buying it this Christmas!!

    Fixed :D 
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    nforce4max , September 2, 2011 4:04 AM
    Finally I am moving over to AM3+ with a 990FX based board from a old dusty am2+ 790x board. A breath of fresh air :) 
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    Azn Cracker , September 2, 2011 4:06 AM
    took them a while. hope they provide some competition against intel.
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    beenthere , September 2, 2011 4:25 AM
    All indications so far are that the FX series will be the best value/performance choice with ~50% increase over current Phenom II X4/X6 CPUs of the same clockspeed. That's good enough for me.
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    ChromeTusk , September 2, 2011 4:28 AM
    Really wish I did not need to make a new build NOW :fou:  . I would rather continue saving until Bulldozer gets released and benchmarked.
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    ben850 , September 2, 2011 4:48 AM
    nforce4maxFinally I am moving over to AM3+ with a 990FX based board from a old dusty am2+ 790x board. A breath of fresh air


    I feel you.. My trusty Phenom II x4 920 (2.8ghz) still runs like a freaking CHAMP but I am looking forward to more raw power when it comes to encoding videos, etc etc.
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    jimmysmitty , September 2, 2011 5:07 AM
    drumsrule786These better kick sandy bridge's ass, not because I don't like intel, but they have had practically no competition lately.


    I don't think they will. This info has been out there for a while and so has the price. The top of the line FX-8150 is set to be out at $320 (probably a bit more from places like Newegg) and rumor has it that it doesn't beat Sandy Bridge.

    I am still holding my opinion till it releases but the price says a lot.
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    Zero_ , September 2, 2011 5:12 AM
    Need to see benches.

    Would be sweet if the FX-4100 goes for like $160 with the performance of a i5 2300 atleast. We need competition NOW!
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    alyon , September 2, 2011 5:18 AM
    I was going to wait for these chips but I just gave in to a 2600k on sale for $270. I figured it wouldn't likely be outperformed unless it is a heavily multi threaded application. The 2600k will likely still have better headroom and stability for overclocks.

    Besides, if you get a 1155 board don't the new Sandy bridge E chips drop in ? Those will be very expensive though. Think the last time I heard the lowest end E chip was just over 300 dollars (then 500 then 1k).
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    RabidFace , September 2, 2011 5:27 AM
    While I don't doubt that they won't beat Sandy Bridge, it's going to be games where it matters most (for me). Just like when I had built my FX-55 and 6800 Ultra rig. While Intel's line could beat AMD's all around, AMD has the best cost/performance ratio for gamers. I don't need to encode videos at blazing speeds since I rarely did, and non existent now a days, but got awesome performance in my games.

    Haven't had a rig in quite a few years, my PS3 and laptop get me where I need to go now a days. But, have been wanting to get back in the game, and think I will have the money in about a year or so and looks like I will be building another AMD/nVidia system in the near future :) 
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    dapneym , September 2, 2011 5:31 AM
    ben850I feel you.. My trusty Phenom II x4 920 (2.8ghz) still runs like a freaking CHAMP but I am looking forward to more raw power when it comes to encoding videos, etc etc.


    Me three actually. I've been rocking a Phenom 9950BE system now since 2008 (albeit with other upgrades since), and I could use a new system soon.
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    bison88 , September 2, 2011 5:33 AM
    Now...can we "leak" some reviews pl0x?
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    back_by_demand , September 2, 2011 5:58 AM
    bison88Now...can we "leak" some reviews pl0x?

    Even Tom's aren't stupid enough to break the NDA, even if they actually have tested one, but I agree that we need benchmarks.
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