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Three New Bulldozer FX CPUs Scheduled Soon on Leaked Slide

By - Source: Donanim Haber | B 37 comments

AMD will be launching three new Bulldozer-based FX desktop processors this quarter.

According to a leaked slide, AMD will be adding three 95 Watt options to its existing lineup CPUs: the FX 4100, FX 6100, FX-8100, FX 8120, and FX 8150.

On the high-end, the FX-8140 (4.1 GHz/3.2 GHz) will be a lower power 8-core option next to the 125 Watt FX-8150 (4.2 GHz/3.6 GHz), while the 6-core FX-6120 (4.1 GHz/3.5 GHz) will be positioned in the mid-range and the quad-core FX-4150 (4.1 GHz/3.9 GHz) will land in the entry level space of the processor series, according to Donanim Haber. As the previously released models the 8-core processor will get 16 MB cache, the 6-core 16 MB cache and the quad-core 12 MB cache.

FX-series CPUs currently have a tray price ranging from $115 for the FX-4100 (3.8 GHz/3.6 GHz) to $245 for the FX-8150.

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    tristan_b , February 28, 2012 12:02 AM
    Will there be any performance increase? If not then they are kinda useless.
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    hamlet_007 , February 28, 2012 1:30 AM
    BigMack70Too bad this architecture is bad... they're basically doing now what Intel did with their Pentium 4 netburst technology back in around 2004. They need to spend their time revamping their architecture rather than playing the GHz race.


    This architecture, to the contrary, is a huge leap forward for AMD. AMD's been milking its K10 and K10.5 architecture for years now while Intel's been coming out with new architectures (Conroe, Nehalem, and Sandy Bridge to name a few) every year.

    While the initial generation of Bulldozer chips are disappointing, this architecture represents a way forward for AMD. Some of the benchmarks put the Bulldozer chip ahead of SB. The problem is GloFo, which is having trouble with its Bulldozer yields and 32nm process in general, hence Bulldozer's power consumption. It's about time that AMD hopped off K10/10.5. The K10 chips, on a clock for clock basis, at best matched the first Nehalem chips and most of the time can only match old Kentsfields/Conroes, clock for clock.
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    de5_Roy , February 28, 2012 2:21 AM
    keep going amd! the pentiums and core i3 cpus need more competition in gaming!
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    tristan_b , February 28, 2012 12:02 AM
    Will there be any performance increase? If not then they are kinda useless.
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    ragenalien , February 28, 2012 12:05 AM
    tristan_bWill there be any performance increase? If not then they are kinda useless.


    Lower power usage it looks like. So possibly a higher overclocking capability?
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    tristan_b , February 28, 2012 12:11 AM
    ragenalienLower power usage it looks like. So possibly a higher overclocking capability?

    That is a good idea. My friend got his 6100 to 5ghz stable with a hyper 212+, so with these im sure you could push them 5+ghz easily.
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    AznCracker , February 28, 2012 12:16 AM
    take those dates and add a few months to them. they are going to be delayed as always.
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    Anonymous , February 28, 2012 12:16 AM
    I'll stick with my i5-2500k, thanks anyways.
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    theuniquegamer , February 28, 2012 12:19 AM
    A lot powerfull Cpus but current apps and games can't optimise to its power just like driving a lamborghini avantador in busiest city traffic.
  • 11 Hide
    Anonymous , February 28, 2012 12:34 AM
    Hopefully Piledriver revision fixes up the shortcomings. I see long term upgrade cycles for PC's if that is the case (hopefully)
  • 10 Hide
    ismaeljrp , February 28, 2012 12:44 AM
    AMD, really needs to find a way to finance, more Research and Development. This is why companies like IBM and Intel dominate, there R&D basically receives a blank check. And are constantly on the cutting edge because of it.
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    theuniquegamer , February 28, 2012 1:01 AM
    Also 2 new bulldozers are coming such as a quadcore fx 4170 (whooping 4.2ghz base clock and 4.3 turbo) and a six core fx 6200(3.8ghz base and 4.1 turbo) . Other specs are same as their family. Plus a $60 price drop on top of the line fx 8150 (i.e $245 to $185).
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    theuniquegamer , February 28, 2012 1:06 AM
    Two new Bulldozer- powered FX CPUs will join the pantheon of world-record beating chips . The quad-core FX-4170
    has a 4.2GHz CPU with 4.3GHz Turbo
    mode while the six-core FX-6200 has a 3.8GHz base clock and a
    4.1GHz Turbo mode. Availability will
    vary by region as the company shuttles
    out the new silicon on a rolling timeline,
    but we'd start keeping our eyes peeled
    next time you're down the shops. To celebrate, AMD is hacking down the
    price of the top-end FX-8150 from $245 to $185 and you should see a similar
    price drop from outlets filter through
    shortly.
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    theuniquegamer , February 28, 2012 1:07 AM
    Two new Bulldozer- powered FX CPUs will join the pantheon of world-record beating chips . The quad-core FX-4170
    has a 4.2GHz CPU with 4.3GHz Turbo
    mode while the six-core FX-6200 has a 3.8GHz base clock and a
    4.1GHz Turbo mode. Availability will
    vary by region as the company shuttles
    out the new silicon on a rolling timeline,
    but we'd start keeping our eyes peeled
    next time you're down the shops. To celebrate, AMD is hacking down the
    price of the top-end FX-8150 from $245 to $185 and you should see a similar
    price drop from outlets filter through
    shortly.
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    theuniquegamer , February 28, 2012 1:07 AM
    Two new Bulldozer- powered FX CPUs will join the pantheon of world-record beating chips . The quad-core FX-4170
    has a 4.2GHz CPU with 4.3GHz Turbo
    mode while the six-core FX-6200 has a 3.8GHz base clock and a
    4.1GHz Turbo mode. Availability will
    vary by region as the company shuttles
    out the new silicon on a rolling timeline,
    but we'd start keeping our eyes peeled
    next time you're down the shops. To celebrate, AMD is hacking down the
    price of the top-end FX-8150 from $245 to $185 and you should see a similar
    price drop from outlets filter through
    shortly.
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    iamtheking123 , February 28, 2012 1:21 AM
    Thats the sound of no one giving a shit. IB is going to eat AMD's breakfast lunch and dinner. And then bang AMD's wife and dog.
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    erunion , February 28, 2012 1:23 AM
    tristan_bWill there be any performance increase? If not then they are kinda useless.


    They are badly needed. Sandy Bridge are all 95w and less. And with Ivy Bridge moving down to 77w, AMDs 125w parts are going to take a beating.
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    hamlet_007 , February 28, 2012 1:30 AM
    BigMack70Too bad this architecture is bad... they're basically doing now what Intel did with their Pentium 4 netburst technology back in around 2004. They need to spend their time revamping their architecture rather than playing the GHz race.


    This architecture, to the contrary, is a huge leap forward for AMD. AMD's been milking its K10 and K10.5 architecture for years now while Intel's been coming out with new architectures (Conroe, Nehalem, and Sandy Bridge to name a few) every year.

    While the initial generation of Bulldozer chips are disappointing, this architecture represents a way forward for AMD. Some of the benchmarks put the Bulldozer chip ahead of SB. The problem is GloFo, which is having trouble with its Bulldozer yields and 32nm process in general, hence Bulldozer's power consumption. It's about time that AMD hopped off K10/10.5. The K10 chips, on a clock for clock basis, at best matched the first Nehalem chips and most of the time can only match old Kentsfields/Conroes, clock for clock.
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    maxinexus , February 28, 2012 1:45 AM
    They should drop the prices starting with 8150 down by at least $15 - $25 to match/compete with 2500k. They are very much similar in performance although I like FX there are areas in which it lacks behind
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    captaincharisma , February 28, 2012 2:15 AM
    there is also word that these CPU's won't be good till windows 20 is released :) 
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    de5_Roy , February 28, 2012 2:21 AM
    keep going amd! the pentiums and core i3 cpus need more competition in gaming!
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