AMD sent word this morning that they’re doing some shuffling of their Bulldozer based FX processor lineup. Altogether in the near future AMD will be releasing a new CPU, releasing a previously announced CPU, and doing a price drop on an existing CPU.

CPU Specification Comparison
Processor Cores Clock Speed Max Turbo NB Clock L2 Cache TDP Price
AMD FX-8150 8 3.6GHz 4.2GHz 2.2GHz 8MB 125W $249
AMD FX-8120 8 3.1GHz 4.0GHz 2.2GHz 8MB 95W/125W $199
AMD FX-8100* 8 2.8GHz 3.7GHz 2GHz 8MB 95W N/A
AMD FX-6200 6 3.8GHz 4.1GHz N/A 6MB 125W N/A
AMD FX-6100 6 3.3GHz 3.9GHz 2GHz 6MB 95W $149
AMD FX-4170 4 4.2GHz 4.3GHz 2.2GHz 4MB 125W N/A
AMD FX-B4150* 4 3.8GHz 4GHz 2.2GHz 4MB 95W N/A
AMD FX-4100 4 3.6GHz 3.8GHz 2GHz 4MB 95W $109
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 6 3.2GHz 3.6GHz 2GHz 3MB 125W $190
AMD Phenom II X4 980 4 3.7GHz N/A 2GHz 2MB 125W $170

First and foremost, the FX-4170 is finally being prepared for release. This is AMD’s top quad core (two module) part, and while it was announced at the Bulldozer launch back in October AMD had said they weren’t going to be releasing it until later in the year. Like the FX-4100 it’s a harvested Bulldozer CPU, and is the first Bulldozer quad core with a 125W TDP, owing to its high clockspeeds.

The second product today is AMD’s new CPU, the FX-6200. Like the FX-4170 was to quad cores, this is the first 125W TDP part for AMD’s hex core Bulldozers. At 3.8GHz base and 4.1GHz turbo it has a higher base clockspeed than any of AMD’s octo core parts, however turbo caps out just a bit lower than the FX-8150. AMD didn’t give us the Northbridge clockspeed, but it’s almost certainly 2.2GHz given the TDP and clockspeeds.

Finally, the FX-8120 is getting a price cut today. Unfortunately AMD sent along their generic all-regions press release today, so we were not given any pricing information on the FX-8120 or any of the other processors mentioned today. We will update this article as soon as we have confirmed pricing from AMD, but in the meantime we’d expect AMD to knock at least $10 off of the FX-8120, while the FX-6200 and FX-4170 should launch not too far above their existing lower-clocked counterparts at $149 and $109 respectively.

Meanwhile, AMD has told us that the release of the FX-6200 and FX-4170 will be staggered based on region with no further information, so all we know at the moment is that they won’t be available in the North American e-tail market today.

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  • Kjella - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - link

    Well with 2166 MHz you're well outside AMD's supported speeds too, their spec sheet says up to 1866 MHz. Normal tests should be with stock/supported speeds, if you want 2166 MHz numbers that's fine but it belongs under overclocking.
  • Alexvrb - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - link

    Sounds fair. So test the FX with 1866, which is the highest official supported speed. Although it won't help all that much. I'm hoping that BD's successor, combined with Win8, will be a bit more competitive. Even if it's for no reason other than keeping prices in check across the board.
  • Prasad - Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - link


    i need guidance to buy AMD 8 core FX processor for Vmware study which one is good for me? or should i wait for new AMD processor launch in 2013. My budget is around Rs.10.000-12000.

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