AMD hints at September 19 release date for FX-Series CPUs

Jos

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AMD released a graphic novel titled "The Legend of FX" last week in a rather strange effort to build some hype for the brand's revival later this year. The Legend of FX takes some jabs at Intel while touting AMD's superior graphics and improved performance, but it's the recently posted cinematic trailer promoting the novel itself that brings a juicy tidbit: hidden at 0:15 is the date "September 19" which some have taken as a hint for when FX will see the light of day.

WCCFTech claims to have confirmed a September launch date with Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers and says four processors will make the initial FX lineup -- the FX-8150, FX-8100, FX-6100 and FX-4100.

The range-topping FX-8150 packs eight cores clocked at 3.6 GHz (or up to 4.2GHz in Turbo mode) and has a TDP of 125W, while the FX-8100 drops frequencies to 2.8-3.7GHz and the power rating to 95W. The six-core FX-6100 and quad-core FX-4100 will also have a TDP of 95W and feature base/Turbo clocks of 3.3/3.9 GHz and 3.6/3.8 GHz, respectively.

The chips are all based on GlobalFoundries' 32nm process technology, come in an AM3+ package, and have a built-in dual-channel DDR3-1866 memory controller. They also feature 1MB of L2 cache per core, 8MB of shared L3 cache, and unlocked multipliers. A previous leak covered here mentioned four additional FX chips and a possible delay into Q4 of 2011, so until we get an official announcement from AMD we won't know for sure.

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I dig the video. I think it is a bit cheesy but great -- one has to know the history of FX to appreciate it. Besides, this is anime, guys. If AMD wants a cool "toy story" type of animation, it would have been done that way.

I think it's totally cool to change up and relax a little bit once in a while.
 

zillion

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Guest said:
I dig the video. I think it is a bit cheesy but great -- one has to know the history of FX to appreciate it. Besides, this is anime, guys. If AMD wants a cool "toy story" type of animation, it would have been done that way.

I think it's totally cool to change up and relax a little bit once in a while.

Lol u think! im quite sure the only ones "appreciating" the FX series for the story would be .....and wait for it......Amd fanbois.....
 

mattfrompa

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I fear not even mid range flash "animators" can peak my interest in AMDs offerings for the most part.Even as coooool as flash animations with uninspired designs are...
 

darkzelda

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Waiting for these to CPU's to make an upgrade to my gaming rig. I'm sure that the price/performance of these ones would be awesome!!!
 

yRaz

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zillion said:

Lol u think! im quite sure the only ones "appreciating" the FX series for the story would be .....and wait for it......Amd fanbois.....

Remember the FX-60? It put every Intel part to shame in it's day.
 

dividebyzero

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Ruby's looking different.
Oh well, at least we have a date now :) .
Sorry to break it to you guy....but, um...Ruby isn't real......Where you you planning on taking her (ooh err!)




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hahahanoobs

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The Legend of FX takes some jabs at Intel while touting AMD's superior graphics...

Well duh AMD, you did buy the number two graphics card maker, remember? How is you original business with the x86 CPU's doing btw? I hate seeing these jabs over who does better graphics, when it's really expected from AMD to do on-die graphics better than Intel. Yay for doing what was expected of you? Should be a relief after all these years of waiting for Fusion. The main reason you bought ATi right? 6 years ago...
 

DokkRokken

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I thought this was a pretty darn terrible advertisement. I'd rather a simple, layman explanation of the Bulldozer architecture, as opposed to weird Japanimation. But I guess I'm a colossal nerd like that. :D

hahahanoobs said:
When did Intel ever say it was competing with AMD on graphics?

I'd assume by merging ever more powerful integrated GPU cores into their processors is Intel's way of competing with similar AMD offerings.

AMD is good at 'saying,' but Intel is definitely better at the whole 'doing' thing.
 

hahahanoobs

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sorry i edited my post, because to me it came out sounding like i was attacking the writer of the article, when i wasn't... so i fixed it then i added a bunch of stuff that bugs me when i see the two compared in articles etc.
 

red1776

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The Legend of FX takes some jabs at Intel while touting AMD's superior graphics...

Well duh AMD, you did buy the number two graphics card maker, remember? How is you original business with the x86 CPU's doing btw? I hate seeing these jabs over who does better graphics, when it's really expected from AMD to do on-die graphics better than Intel. Yay for doing what was expected of you? Should be a relief after all these years of waiting for Fusion. The main reason you bought ATi right? 6 years ago...

First, what Dok said:

I'd assume by merging ever more powerful integrated GPU cores into their processors is Intel's way of competing with similar AMD offerings.

AMD is good at 'saying,' but Intel is definitely better at the whole 'doing' thing.

Secondly, your fanboyery anger is really obvious :haha:
 

Zen

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I for one am purposely holding out on building myself a monster of a system, until the release of these new AMD FX processors. I've never built myself an Intel based system, never have and never will. My first system ever built used that brains of an AMD Duron processor, next there was one or two AMD Athlon processors, next will be the FX!

Also when my box comes alive, it wont be being controlled by a Linux based O.S., getting tired of Ubuntu telling me what I can and can not do. What ever Windows O.S. is the rave at the time of my build will get my business, Windows 7, Windows 8, who knows! :)