Subject: General Tech | October 12, 2011 - 05:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: bulldozer, amd, fx series, fx-8150
Not to imply that looking at more Bulldozer reviews is like rubbernecking as you pass an accident ... but there are some similarities. While it might not be as great a performer as we were hoping, the chance to finally see AMD's new architecture is still a great thing. A totally new way of looking at a CPU Core, a brand new style of overclocking and a processor that seems almost ahead of its time when you examine its multitasking capabilities is interesting even if it does not deliver the processing power that we hoped for. Check out The Tech Report's indepth report to see what they thought of its performance.
"AMD's "Bulldozer" processors are here, and we have a full and extensive review."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Countdown to FX @ SemiAccurate
- The Bulldozer Review: AMD FX-8150 Tested @ AnandTech
- All AMD FX CPU Models @ Hardware Secrets
- AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Gaming Performance Analysis @ Tweaktown
- AMD FX-8150 CPU Overclocking Review: A Bulldozer for Gamers? @ VR-Zone
- AMD FX 8150 AM3+ Bulldozer Processor Review @ eTeknix
- AMD FX-8150 CPU: Bulldozer @ Bjorn3D
- AMD FX-8150 Review @ OCC
- AMD FX (Bulldozer) Processors Explained @ eTeknix
- AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Processor @ Benchmark Reviews
- MD FX-8150 (AM3+) 3.6GHz Bulldozer CPU @ Tweaktown
- AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer CPU Review @ Madshrimps
- AMD FX8150 CPU @ OC3D
- AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer 8 Core CPU Review @ TechwareLabs
- CPU Performance Comparison Guide @ TechARP
- Mobile CPU Comparison Guide @ TechARP
Subject: General Tech | July 14, 2011 - 12:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: zambezi, leak, fx series, bulldozer, amd
Turkish site Donanim Haber got the scoop on Bulldozer and the news is good. Compared to the first silicon we saw, which had 32 cores running at 1.8GHz, with this new leak we see seven models all running at much more respectable speeds. There are three 8 core FX CPUs of which the high end FX-8150 runs at 3.6GHz, 4.2GHz under boost. One of the two six core FX Bulldozers runs at 3.3/3.9GHz, the second called FX-6120 remains mysterious and similarly we know the quad core FX-4100 runs at 3.6/3.8GHz with the FX-4120 still having undetermined clock speeds. All are based on the 32nm Zambezi core and all will be unlocked Black Edition and support DDR3 up to 1866MHz. The actual performance when compared to SandyB is up for debate, a good starting point is this article at Real World Tech, which gives you educated guesses based on the leaked benchmarks. Part of the uncertainly lies in the new architecture and trying to interpret how 4 modules, each module with a single shared FPU/MMX/SIMD unit and two ALUs from an engineering sample.
Hopefully, we should only have to wait 2 or 3 more months to find out for sure.
"According to recent information from AMD, two quad-core, two and three of the six-core, including the 8-core processor for 2011 Bulldozer-based model to the market poised to offer 7 different FX. AMD's most powerful processor will be the standard 8-core 3.6GHz FX-8150 processor at 2.0 technology will serve and Turbo Core 4.2GHz operating frequency of up to increase. AMD's 8-core processor, the second how quickly the standard 3.1GHz FX-8120 has been working in the technology and the Turbo Core 2.0 4GHz can go up automatically."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Globalfoundries ready to move in equipment at new fabs @ DigiTimes
- Spotify's US launch: three tiers, free is currently invite-only @ Ars Technica
- PSA: Got a Nook Color? Then you can get dual-booting Nook2Android @ Engadget
- Vodafone root password is revealed @ The Inquirer
- Adobe releases a 64-bit Flash Player 11 beta @ The Inquirer
- After Final Cut Pro debacle, does Apple still care about creative pros? @ Ars Technica
- Sitecom Wireless Gigabit Router 300N X4 (WLR-4000) Review @ Madshrimps
- Just another day in the office - Part #1 @ eTeknix