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A leaked slide obtained by Turkish website DonanimHaber reveals AMD is planning the release three new Zambezi-based FX processors before the end of this quarter. The fastest of the bunch, the FX-8140, is a 4 module, 8 core part with a base frequency of 3.2GHz and Turbo Core up to 4.1GHz -- 100MHz more than the FX-8120. It has 16MB of cache and a power rating of 95W TDP. There's no mention of pricing, though it should sit somewhere in between the $200 AMD FX-8120 and the $245 FX-8150.
Next up is the AMD FX-6120, which will be a six-core processor clocked at 3.5 GHz base and 4.1 GHz Turbo, a 0.2 GHz boost over the FX-6100 ($150). It's also a 95W part but packs 14MB of cache.
The third new chip in AMD's roadmap is the FX-4150, a quad-core processor with a base frequency of 3.9GHz and Turbo Core up to 4.1GHz, which works out to be 300MHz faster than the FX-4100 ($110). Like the other chips being introduced, it has a 95W TDP and is compatible with AM3+ motherboards.
In addition, VR-Zone reports AMD will also release two new 125W processors in Q1 -- the FX-6200 and FX-4170. The second-generation A-Series 'Trinity' APU should follow sometime in Q2 for mainstream desktop and laptops, while the second-generation FX processors (codenamed 'Vishera') won't arrive until Q3.
The AMD FX-8150 Black Edition features a base frequency of 3.6GHz with a Turbo Core clock of 3.9GHz and a Max Turbo speed of 4.2GHz. AMD's Turbo Core technology has been enhanced for FX processors to include a new mode that boosts all Cores when there's enough thermal headroom. This allows new highly threaded scenarios to take advantage of the extra frequency.
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