Donanim Haber Reports AMD FX Prices and Launch Date
VR-Zone spotted a Donanim Haber article announcing the prices and availability of AMD's desktop Bulldozer FX CPUs. While these have not been officially confirmed, these figures give us a fair idea of how these new CPUs will stack up against the competition. All three AMD FX CPUs are reportedly scheduled for launch on October 12th.
Performance-wise, the price of the flagship 3.6GHz FX-8150 ($245) puts it between the Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K. The FX-8120 and FX-6100 retails at $205 and $175, respectively. At these price points, the 3.1GHz FX-8120 is then expected to be on par with Intel's Core i5 2500K, and the FX-6100, clocked at 3.3GHz and can be boosted to 3.9GHz, is assumed to replace the Phenom II X6 1100T. Both the FX-8150 and FX-8120 have eight cores (or four Bulldozer modules), and feature a respective Turbo Core boost of 4.2GHz and 4GHz. The three CPUs come with 8MB of L3 cache, as well as either 6MB of L2 cache for the FX-6100, or 8MB for its eight-core siblings.