Three New Bulldozer FX CPUs Scheduled Soon on Leaked Slide

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
    Will there be any performance increase? If not then they are kinda useless.
  • hamlet_007
    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.
  • Anonymous
    Hopefully Piledriver revision fixes up the shortcomings. I see long term upgrade cycles for PC's if that is the case (hopefully)
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  • tristan_b
    Will there be any performance increase? If not then they are kinda useless.
  • ragenalien
    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?
  • tristan_b
    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.