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Wednesday, 12 October 2011 08:32

AMD launches FX Series Bulldozer CPUs

Written by Slobodan Simic

amd FXSeries

Roundup: Four new parts launched, one reviewed


As expected, AMD has finally lifted the NDA veil off its FX Series desktop CPUs based on the Bulldozer architecture and 32nm manufacturing process. Although the entire FX Series lineup includes seven parts, today is the offical launch day for four parts, two octa-core FX-8150 and FX-8120, one hexa core, FX-6100 and one quad core, FX-4100.

The fastest one, or the flagship model, is the FX-8150, an octa-core clocked at 3.6GHz with 8MB of L2 and 8MB of L3 cache, 125W TDP and a US $245 price tag. It has a 3.9GHz Turbo Core and 4.2GHz Max Turbo clock and is priced at US $245. This one is closely followed by the FX-8120, an octa-core as well, clocked at 3.1GHz with same amount of cache, 3.4GHz Turbo Core and 4.0GHz Max Turbo clocks and a 95/125W TDP. The FX-8120 is priced at US $205.

The hexa-core FX-6100 works at 3.3GHz with a 3.6GHz Turbo Core and 3.9GHz Max Turbo, has 6MB of L2 and 8MB of L3 cache, 95W TDP and a US $165 price tag. The last, but not least, is the quad-core FX-4100. It works at 3.6GHz with 3.7GHz Turbo core and 3.8GHz Max Turbo, has 4MB of L2 and 8MB of L3 cache, 95W TDP and comes with a US $115 price tag.

All four models are already shipping and are listed in most markets. Unfortunately, most sites have published a review of the FX-8150 flagship and honestly things are not looking that good for AMD. You can check out some reviews below, including a single review of the FX-6100 done by Pcekspert.com and although it is written in Croatian, it is possible to get a clear picture regarding the performance.

- Anandtech.com
- Hothardware.com
- Xbitlabs.com
- Hardwarecanucks.com
- Kitguru.net
- Legitreviews.com
- Hexus.net
- Neoseeker.com
- Pcekspert.com (FX-6100 review)

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-1 #1 kered10 2011-10-12 12:02
Expensive, hot and slow. I am moving to Intel, I really hoped for more.
 
 
+5 #2 techman95 2011-10-12 12:38
Quoting kered10:
Expensive, hot and slow. I am moving to Intel, I really hoped for more.

your first two statements are false. they are not hot AMD chips are almost never and expensive? the top one is cheaper than a 2600k, but they are disappointing in the speed department.
 
 
+3 #3 a1927 2011-10-12 13:39
When I will be building my next supercomputer with 5000 CPUs I sure to call AMD. Until that time - bye bye, thank you very much.

I wish AMD luck at server market but this was total disappointment indeed!
 
 
0 #4 JEskandari 2011-10-13 08:45
I wonder if that FX4100 is capable of competing with the Core I3 2310m in my
notebook ? By the way that 2310m clocked at 2.13mhz and has no turbo capabilities
but on the plus side have HD3000 embedded in it and the TDP is only 35w.

this bulldozer was a great let down
 
 
+2 #5 Boomstick777 2011-10-14 07:43
Quoting techman95:
Quoting kered10:
Expensive, hot and slow. I am moving to Intel, I really hoped for more.

your first two statements are false.


Actually kered10 is right, it is way to expensive for its performance! In most cases the previous 1090T and 1100T beat it!!

It also runs extremely hot becausce of the huge amount of power it uses! The power consumption is off the charts!!!!
 

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