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:
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:
Oct 12: AMD introduces first "Bulldozer" FX processors
Oct 11: First AMD FX-8150 preview emerges on the net
Sep 28: AMD FX-4100 is available for pre-order
Sep 22: AMD FX processors to launch on October 12
Sep 02: Gigabyte reveals AMD FX-Series specifications
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