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The Upcoming AMD Bulldozer Series: What Do We Know So Far?



/ 6 years ago

AMD is set to release its new generation of processors across various events and dates during June of this year, and with the launch coming so soon, what do we actually know about the specifications, expected performance and pricing of these new processors?

Well here is what we know for certain about AMD’s new generation of “bulldozer” desktop processors:

  • They will hit the market in 4, 6 and 8 core versions
  • AMD is using newer 32nm technology over the previous 40nm technology
  • Some of the new AMD processors will come with integrated graphics aka APU Fusion: much like those on the Intel Sandy Bridge processors
  • They will be of the new socket being developed AM3+
  • A new motherboard chipset; the 9 series will be released to cater for these processors
  • All processors will have a “Turbo-Mode” similar to that on current Phenom II 6 core processors.

We also know other information about the Bulldozer processors based on speculation across the globe, some examples of this speculation includes:

  • The AMD 6 and 8 core processors have performed better than the i5 2300 in 3Dmark tests
  • It is alleged AMD has suggested the 8 core processor and a HD 6670 will cost the same as an Intel i7 2600k which means the AMD 8 core processor should cost around £170
  • The alleged clock speeds will be from 2.7 GHz to 3.2 GHz, and with turbo mode frequencies of 3.4 GHz to 4.1 GHz

So it would appear the new line of AMD processors will be good value for money and offer consumers up to 8 cores of processing power for less than £200. As well as this many manufacturers, mainly Gigabyte, have pledged backwards compatibility of AM3+ processors on some of their current AM3 motherboards.

More news is expected to come towards the end of the month, and we will update you when we know more!

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  • ASadhra

    Nice article, consolidates all of the known info and taught me a bit!

  • aruffell

    Good job on this one, really informative. You going to be going Bulldozer yourself?

  • Mpeck

    Very good job!Keep in mind that the Fusion series of processors will be on a FM1 socket rather than AM3+ and will be called Llano, they will not feature Turbo :)The built in graphics vary from HD 6370, HD 6410, HD 6530 upto the HD 6550.They are also dual and quad core, the higher end six and eight core are only available for the bulldozer AM3+ socket :)Some AM3 boards have also been said to be compatible with bulldozer processors, checkout my thread in the forum for details here:http://www.eteknix.com/forum/general-hardware/am3