amd orochi august2010 AMD Bulldozer details start to trickle out

So far not too much have been known about AMD's upcoming Bulldozer processors, but now new details have leaked onto the web that reveals at least some of the details that many of us have been waiting for. Although the actual clock speeds of the upcoming AMD processors have as yet to be unveiled, it looks like AMD isn't aiming to take on anything from Intel beyond its Sandy Bridge processors based on details in a leaked slide.

So far not too much have been known about AMD's upcoming Bulldozer processors, but now new details have leaked onto the web that reveals at least some of the details that many of us have been waiting for. Although the actual clock speeds of the upcoming AMD processors have as yet to be unveiled, it looks like AMD isn't aiming to take on anything from Intel beyond its Sandy Bridge processors based on details in a leaked slide.

According to Xbitlabs we have four initial Bulldozer models to look forward to (currently codenamed Zambezi), the quad core FX-4110, the six core FX-6110 and the two eight core models, the FX-8110 and FX8130P. Each core will have 1MB of L2 cache and as such the FX-4110 has 2MB L2 cache and so forth. The L3 cache is listed as up to 8MB and might as yet not have been set in stone. All four models will support DDR3 memory with speeds of up to 1866MHz, although we're fairly certain that faster memory will be supported via overclocking.

amd orochi august2010 AMD Bulldozer details start to trickle out

All four models are apparently "Black Edition" CPUs which in AMD speak means that they're completely unlocked, unlike Intel's K series models which now have locked base clock, something we wouldn't expect to see from AMD. Of course you're looking at support for AMD's second generation of Turbo Core which will allow for dynamic overclocking and under clocking/power saving depending on the CPU load. Apart from the FX-8130P all models have a 95W TPD whereas the FX-8130P has a TDP of 125W and all four models do of course utilize the AM3+ socket.

It's a surprisingly small launch line-up from AMD, as the four CPUs are set to take on Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 LGA-1155 processors which currently consist of seven models, not counting the T and S SKUs. Judging by a slide posted by Xbitlabs AMD is pitching its eight core model against Intel's Core i7-2600 models and the quad and six core against the Core i5's. Below that AMD is positioning its Fusion models currently codenamed Lynx which are either dual or quad core models with Integrated graphics.

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The slide details the upcoming Lynx models as well, which again consist of four models, the entry level dual core E2-3250 with Radeon HD6370 graphics with 160 shaders, the A4-3350 dual core model with Radeon HD 6410 graphics and 160 shaders, the quad core A6-3450 with Radeon HD 6530 graphics with 320 shaders and finally the quad core A8-3550 with Radeon HD 6550 graphics with 400 shaders. It's quite clear from the graphics shader count that Intel isn't going to stand a chance with its Pentium and Core i3 models in terms of graphics performance, but it'll be interesting to see if AMD can offer equivalent or better CPU performance.

Source: Xbitlabs, Xbitlabs