More details have surfaced today in regards to AMD's first run of CPU's (codenamed Zambezi) based on Bulldozer, though the same source of this info also indicates that the previously rumoured Q3 release plan may well be missed and it's looking more like October before AMD decides to launch the new family.
A chart obtained by the folks at DonanimHaber helps give a clearer picture on what to expect, however, with eight FX-series models on the cards comprising four octo-core chips, two hexa-core and two quad-core.
These processors are built around GlobalFoundries 32nm process in an AM3+ package, with a built-in dual-channel DDR3-1866 memory controller. They are given 1MB of L2 cache per core, sport an unlocked multiplier as well as having Turbo Core 2.0 tech implemented to boost the clock rate depending on current load levels.
As for the individual models, the cream of the crop is the FX-8150 with a core clock of 3.6GHz and Turbo clock of 4.2GHz with a TDP of 125W. The model beneath it includes two variants of the FX-8120 running base and turbo clocks of 3.1 and 4GHz respectively. One variant of this model has a 95W TDP while the other is 125W. The final, entry octa-core model is the FX-8100 with a 95W TDP, running base and turbo clocks of 2.8GHz / 3.7GHz.
Slightly scarce details on the hexa and quad core variants can also be seen within the chart provided. Unfortunately with the launch still being a ways away, pricing info is still kept under wraps for the time being.
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