AMD's Bulldozer Processor Release Date Confirmed

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 11 October 2011 15:24

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Microcenter, and increasingly popular tech company similar to Fry's, has confirmed that AMD's new AM3+ FX series (Bulldozer) processors will be released on October 12, 2011. Yes, that is tomorrow. There will be six processors launched: 4 8-core processors, 1 6-core processor, and 1 4-core processor.

First off is the FX-8150, which is an 8-core 3.6Ghz processor with a Turbo speed of 4.2GHz. It has 8MB L2 cache with a TDP of 125W.

A step down is the FX-8120, which is a more modest 8-core 3.1GHz processor with a Turbo speed of 4GHz and 8MB of L2 cache. This processor has two different SKUs, one with a TDP of 125W and another with a TDP of 95W.

The next down in the series is the FX-8100, which sports the same cache and TDP as the previous two, but a slower 2.8GHz clock speed with a 3.7GHz Turbo speed.

The 6-core FX-6100 sports 6MB of L2 cache with a 3.3GHz base speed and Turbo speed of 3.8Ghz.

The lowest of the bunch, the quad core FX-4100, is clocked at 3.6Ghz with a Turbo speed of 3.8Ghz.

All processors are based on AMD's CMT (Cluster-basted Multi-Threading) so each core can handle two threads. You can read more about the release here.