AMD Bulldozer FX-8000 Series 8-Core Processors more leaked info
Published on July 25th, 2011
AMD’s FX-8000 Series 8-Core processors is reported to launch this September 2011
According to reports, some undisclosed Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers is said to leaked details of the upcoming AMD Bulldozer FX-Series Processors. These Bulldozers are the 8-Core processors and belong to the FX-8000 series family.
Mass production AMD FX-8100 and FX-8150, 8-core Bulldozer processors, will commence on August and will be launched this coming September 19, 2011. Unfortunately AMD will not release all of its cards this coming September. Only the FX-8100, FX-8150, FX-6100 and FX-4100 will be launched.
Details of AMD FX-6100 and FX-4100 can be found in my previous post here: AMD Zambezi FX Series Clock Speeds Unveiled
Below are the AMD Bulldozer FX-8000 series specifications and released dates:
AMD FX-800 Family Desktop Processor Specifications
|Processor Technology||32nm SOI||32nm SOI||32nm SOI||32nm SOI|
|Cores||8 Cores||8 Cores||8 Cores||8 Cores|
|L2 Cache||1MB per Core||1MB per Core||1MB per Core||1MB per Core|
|L3 Cache||8MB shared Cache||8MB shared Cache||8MB shared Cache||8MB shared Cache|
|IMC Support||DDR3-1866 dual-channel||DDR3-1866 dual-channel||DDR3-1866 dual-channel||DDR3-1866 dual-channel|
|Launch Date||Sept. 9, 2011||Q1 2012||Sept. 9, 2011||Q1 2012|
But that’s not all, AMD has still more Bulldozer processors to be released by next year, first quarter of 2012. These are the higher-end models that has a Thermal Design Power or TDP of 125W and 95W. These are also 8-core processors namely AMD FX-8170 and FX-8120.
This Q4 marks the beginning of a new generation war between Intel’s second generation processors and ivy bridge processors against the first wave of AMD’s FX Llano and Bulldozer processors. Next year will be the real match between Intel’s Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge-E, and more of AMD’s Bulldozer processors.
Currently, in terms of price and performance, AMD is still the “smarter choice”, IMHO. But if you want pure core power, Intel’s second generation processors are still king of the ring.