AMD to give the 6 core Bulldozer a frequency boost
Ryan Martin / 6 years ago
The AMD Bulldozer FX processors currently have only a single Six (or Hexa) core variant which is the FX 6100. The FX 6100 comes in at 3.3GHz going to a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9GHz. AMD has plans for a FX 6120 processor to come at a later date but we are not sure when that will be exactly, it is most likely to be in early 2012. But since the FX 6120 will only have a core speed of 3.6GHz AMD needs something else above this and so it is developing the FX 6200. Essentially it is a faster binned FX 6100 Bulldozer processor coming in with a stock clock of 3.8GHz (same as the Phenom II 980 which was the top of the line and fastest quad core phenom).
Most of the features are as expected and it has six cores, 6 MB total L2 cache, and 8 MB total L3 cache. Its TDP is rated at 125W. In a presentation to retailers acquired by DonanimHaber, AMD stated the FX-6200 to have about 10% higher performance at Mainconcept HD to Flash conversion (Video Editing in other words), than the FX-6100.