AMD’s Bulldozer processors may launch in September

The FX-8100 and FX-8150 are expected to launch on September 19 and will be fabricated using a 32nm SOI process

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AMD’s Bulldozer processors may launch in September Bulldozer boasts a new microarchitecture and will compete against Intel's current SandyBridge chips as well as the forthcoming IvyBridge processors
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  July 28, 2011

A news post on Chinese tech site HKEPC indicates that AMD's long awaited successor to the K10 microprocessor microarchitecture could be released on September 19.

Two processors based on the next generation CPU core, codenamed Bulldozer, are expected to launch; the FX-8100 and FX-8150. Both processors will be fabricated using GlobalFoundries' advanced 32nm SOI process and are likely to have eight processing cores.

The FX-8100 is said to feature a core frequency of 2.8GHz and, with turbo mode, can automatically overclock to as high as 3.7GHz. The CPU is thought to have a TDP of 95-watts and will be compatible with AM3+ motherboards. The FX-8150 is expected to run at 3.6GHz and with turbo mode, can overclock itself to as high as 4.2GHz. This CPU is thought to carry a TDP of 125-watts. Both the FX-8100 and FX-8150 will likely have 1MB of L2 cache per core and will have 8MB of shared L3 cache.

Two other processors, the FX-8120 and FX-8170, are expected to launch in the first quarter of 2012. Both chips are likely to have eight cores, the same amount of cache as their counterparts and will be AM3+ compatible. The FX-8120 however is thought to feature a standard frequency of 3.1GHz whereas the FX-8170 could run at 3.9GHz. With Turbo mode the former chip can run as fast as 4GHz while the latter could be clocked as high as 4.5GHz.

All four processors will likely boast support for DDR3-1866 memory.

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