Pre-order prices of AMD FX-Series CPUs

Earlier this week AMD announced shipping of server class microprocessors, based on upcoming "Bulldozer" core. The announcement indicated that the processors will be available next quarter. The server chips were, apparently, delayed as they were expected to launch a quarter earlier. According to Xbit laboratories, high-performance FX-Series chips for consumer market were also delayed, and they will be shipped in the fourth quarter. On a positive side, FX series lineup was expanded with several new models. In addition to FX-4100, FX-6100, FX-8100 and FX-8150 SKUs, AMD is going to launch quad-core FX-4170, and 95 Watt and 125 Watt versions of eight-core FX-8120. At least three microprocessors from original FX launch line-up surfaced today in a price list of online store Bottom Line Telecommunications:

Pre-order prices for FX-Series processors
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AMD FX-8120 and FX-8150 CPUs are 8-core models with 8 MB L2 and 8 MB L3 cache. The processors operate at 3.1 and 3.6 GHz, and listed at $222 and $266 respectively. These prices should drop by $10 - $20 once the chips are released. Considering that AMD official prices in 1K quantities are usually $10 - $15 lower than the prices of production chips in this store, we can expect that official prices will be in the range $185 - $200 for FX-8120, and $230 - $245 for FX-8150.

AMD FX-6100 has only 6 CPU cores, or 3 Bulldozer modules. As such, it has only 6 MB of L2 cache. The processor is clocked at 3.3 GHz, and up to 3.9 GHz when Turbo Core feature is active. Like eight-core CPUs, this model has 8 MB L3 cache. The FX-6100 is listed at $188, and its expected official price is $155 - $170, or close to current official price of Phenom II X6 1055T.

The table below contains a summary of FX-6100, FX-8120 and FX-8150 details:

ModelCoresThreadsFrequencyTurbo FrequencyL2 cacheL3 cacheTDPPrice
FX-Series FX-6100663.3 GHz3.9 GHz6 MB8 MB95 Watt$188.32
FX-Series FX-8120883.1 GHz4 GHz8 MB8 MB125 Watt$221.73
FX-Series FX-8150883.6 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB8 MB125 Watt$266.28

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Comments: 11


2011-09-12 03:44:41
Posted by: Phenom II launch memory's

These are either cheaper because of Amd wanting to beat Intel in price reductions or its cheaper because its slower then Intel and whats the price of the 4 core


2011-09-12 03:50:40
Posted by: randy:)cartman

Man I have been waiting forever it seems to get my hands on the 8150p. If these prices are right then I'm totally disappointed because they are pretty cheap. In fact I bought the 1090T when it first was on the market from newegg and I paid around 200 - 240 for it which makes it as much money basically as the 8150p. Performance of the dx 8150p must not be that good compared to Intel by the low price. It prob won't even beet out the i5 2500. I'm really sad to see this I wanted one so bad. I def like AMD more and I hope its released before sandy bridge extreme because I still am considering this. But if its not as fast or close to the performance of the 2600k then I'm going to have to go Intel for once in a very long time. Damnit AMD make an enthusiast processor. It doesn't have to be 1000 dollars I understand the market for that is very small. But a 400 - 600 dollar processor I'm sure has a market out there. I would pay 400 without thinking if it were about 15 to 20% faster than 2600k. Heck I prob would do 400 if it were 5 to 10% faster than 2600k.

Pricing is Reasonable

2011-09-12 05:03:07
Posted by: Mark

I doubt if these prices are real, but if so they are priced to sell as opposed to sitting on a shelf somwhere,
If price is real it means a big time reduction in old cpu's and no gouging of the BD.
The pricing does not mean they are/will be slower than Intel's stuff, plus this is the first retail stepping.


2011-09-12 11:46:01
Posted by: Kremnari

If you really want to spend that much on a processor/system, then you can always get a socket c32 or g34 motherboard and related processor. You'd end up with 2x or 4x the cores/memory.

Not there yet...

2011-09-12 13:18:25
Posted by: gvanni

Don't get me wrong, I love AMD, but I'm almost sure it will continue to be "a lot" slower than the fastest Intel's CPUs.
Take Radeon 6990 for example, it's the fastest graphics card out there and AMD charges US$700+ for one, so why would they charge only US$260 for the top performance Bulldozer????
I think it will only be faster than Intel's US$260 Sandy Bridge.
I deeply hope I'm wrong.


2011-09-12 20:28:28
Posted by: FtsArTek

AMD may not be making them as powerful as Intel SB chips, but still, 8 cores of 3.6gHz processing power is pretty damn powerful... For gamers, that would be more than enough. Also, in relation to the 6990, it's not the most powerful, (GeForce GTX590) and those are both dual GPU. Remember though that graphics cards have memory and processors in them.

can't wait

2011-09-13 04:25:21
Posted by: jip

IF @ 140 I can get the same performance as a 2600k.

Cheap 8-core cpu , or actually 4-core with ""sorta hyperthreading" ( shared components on die ) for that price.

When a 16-core unit comes out. Then I will buy.

My multi tasking music workstation will love it.
The more cores the better. I can run 50 virtual instruments (vsti) with no problems.

Even if the overall speeds of the cores are less than intels SB , that will still benefit my needs and uses of the chip.

AMD FX-series

2011-09-14 04:22:00
Posted by: MADER PAKER

When this is available? Worldwide or only in the US

If price:performance scales to Intel

2011-09-19 13:21:44
Posted by: Anonymous Wrex

Then the 8120 will perform roughly equally to the i5-2500k while the 8150 will trump it. Everyone who seems to think that just because they're apparently being priced at $220 and $265 they must be slower than Intel's Sandy Bridge line of CPUs yet the i5-2500k costs $220 on NewEgg and the i7-2600k is $315.

Just seems silly to me to say that the low price means they'll be inferior when the prices are comparable.


2011-09-27 00:35:43
Posted by: sup

You guys have to do a little more research, AMD Bulldozers will be the price they are because they dont incorporate Integrated Graphics, which shaves that $100 you thought you'd be spending, it is brilliant because people dont give a f***ing about that s*** anymore.


2011-09-27 09:30:36
Posted by: Warhammer40m

Last comment was maybe the most intelligent one. Why AMD would sell a chip the same price as i7-2600K when the later incporporates a GPU, and not the Zambezi? Don't worry, anyway it doesn't have to be as fast as intel, only that it doesn't cost much for a killer CPU, money saved for a killer Mobo and a killer graphics cards, for gamers. For others, you'll still get very high performance on multithreaded applications, and even more power on single threaded, which uses more of the processing speed of those chips.

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