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Wednesday, 03 August 2011 20:54

Bulldozer to launch in September

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Mass availability in October
AMD's FX-Series processors, based on the Bulldozer architecture, should officially launch sometime in September, but real volume shipments will not be available until October. We have heard the September launch rumour and you could seen it all around the net for quite some time and this is what sources close to AMD are saying for now.

Digitimes has reported this rumour few days ago and we can confirm that we heard the same things from our sources close to the AMD. AMD is going to launch four FX-Series processors, eight-core FX-8150 and FX8100, six-core FX-6100 and the quad-core FX-4100.

The rest of the lineup should be ready by the Q1 2012. In addition to those, there will probably be a triple-core FX-3150 but rumours suggest that this one should be limited to the OEM market.

Unfortunately, our sources weren't clear regarding the October mass volume details and whether it will be limited to some regions, but we guess that this will solely depend on the demand.

You can check out the Digitimes post here.

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0 #1 Marburg_U 2011-08-04 09:35
xbit:
"The Interlagos platform is our first server offering optimized for today's cloud datacenters. The [Bulldozer] [micro]-architecture excels at compute-intensive and HPC workloads, where it will deliver up to 35% performance improvements compared to our current offerings. Customer excitement for Interlagos is high: all of our major customers are expected to introduce servers based on the new platform this year. We are committed to the server market and are focused on returning the business to a growth trajectory," said Thomas Seifert, interim chief executive officer of AMD
... AMD now claims that the 16-core offering will be 35% faster than 12-core solution (which is natural, given 33% higher core count)

Here comes the 55-thumbs-down train.
 
 
-4 #2 moKi 2011-08-04 10:00
Quoting Marburg_U:
... AMD now claims that the 16-core offering will be 35% faster than 12-core solution (which is natural, given 33% higher core count)

Here comes the 55-thumbs-down train.


35% faster per core...
 
 
-1 #3 renz496 2011-08-04 10:14
which means paper launch in september, actual availability in october?
 
 
-9 #4 gadoran 2011-08-04 10:16
Single integer Buldozer core is 15/20% slower clock to clock versus K 10.5, this is a well known thing now, a professional site has checked it on official samples.
Server space apart, HOT and SLOW BD will be a failure in consumer, AMD puts it in FX line...good for Amd fans, it means nearly zero revenue.
Anyway Intel can answer with: i7 2700 3.5Ghz, i7 2800 3.6Ghz (no GPU) and i7 2900K 3.7Ghz (no GPU), all devices at 95W.
Amd know this and the BD shipment date is not crucial for the company.
Amd has not the right cpu, this is the reason CEO was fired months ago.
 
 
-1 #5 maroon1 2011-08-04 10:35
Quoting moKi:
35% faster per core...





No, the xbit article doesn't say per core. You made that from your mind

Also, it says "up to" which usually means best case scenario. This is not the average performance improvement
 
 
+1 #6 Tranzz 2011-08-04 10:36
How can a triple core work when the processor is based on modules that contain two cores with some FP shared resourses. I read that they would be introdued in cores of multiples of 2!
 
 
-2 #7 techno 2011-08-04 10:51
Quoting maroon1:
Quoting moKi:
35% faster per core...





No, the xbit article doesn't say per core. You made that from your mind

Also, it says "up to" which usually means best case scenario. This is not the average performance improvement


your correct...the article is talking about the whole 16 core cpu as compared to the 12 core predecessor....

If Bulldozer is a flop this is very bad newsfor AMD considering their whole APU future is built on its abilities.
 
 
-1 #8 techno 2011-08-04 10:54
Quoting Tranzz:
How can a triple core work when the processor is based on modules that contain two cores with some FP shared resourses. I read that they would be introdued in cores of multiples of 2!


Triple "core" would be triple "module" containing 6 cores as opposed to quad module 8 core.
 
 
-1 #9 Jurassic1024 2011-08-04 12:10
Now these are the comments I like to see! Detailed, calm, mature, and intelligent!

I got nothing to add, I just wanted to see wassup wit Bulldozer.
 
 
-3 #10 BernardP 2011-08-04 12:15
Quoting gadoran:
Amd has not the right cpu, this is the reason CEO was fired months ago.


You might well be right, gadoran. Meyer would have been fired for being responsible for the wrong choices made with Bulldozer, not for his views about the emerging moblile/tablet market.

Puniishing for bad deeds is more in line with usual corporate culture.
 

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