Tuesday, September 27, 2011

AMD Socket FM1 Llano A8-3870K Black Edition and A6-3670K first official unlocked Llano models

AMD is planning a major update to Fusion-A series processors. The first details emerged before, "K" series won a formality Fusion processors are unlocked multiplier.

  (Credits: donanimhaber.com)

AMD A8-3870K and A6-3670K will not only have free settings for the multiplier for bus-free overclocking, the new APUs will also be the flagships of each respective category.

AMD A8-3870K will be the first Llano circuits to reach 3.0 GHz and it does it with four CPU cores and a powerful GPU with 400 Radeon cores. The GPU is still set to 600 MHz, as the TDP is set to 100 watt.

AMD A6-3670K in turn raise the clock frequency from A6-3650 to 2.7 GHz, while the GPU and TDP is maintained from the base model.

More news:
(Nordichardware.com) AMD A8-3870K and A6-3670K unlocked Llano models
(Xbitlabs.com) Advanced Micro Devices Readies “K” Unlocked A-Series APUs for Overclockers
(TechPowerUp.com) AMD Readies Two Unlocked A Series APUs

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A price-performance shock from AMD! Bulldozer FX 8150 beats Core i7-980X and Core i7 2600K in benchmarks!

It looks like AMD's Bulldozer shocked, Intel in price-performance war.

 In the press deck of AMD FX Processor series leaked by DonanimHaber ahead of its launch, AMD claims huge performance leads over Intel. To sum it up, AMD claims that its AMD FX 8150 processor is looking Intel's Core i7-980X in the eye in game tests, even edging past it in some DirectX 11 titles.

It is performing on par with the Core i7-2600K in several popular CPU benchmarks such as WinRAR 4, X.264 pass 2, Handbrake, 7Zip, POV Ray 3.7, ABBYY OCR, wPrime 32M, and Bibble 5.0. AMD FX 8150 is claimed to be genuinely benefiting from the FMA4 instruction set that Sandy Bridge lacks, in the OCL

Performance Mandelbrot test, the FX 8150 outperforms the i7-2600K by as much as 70%. 

 Lastly, the pricing of the FX 8150 is confirmed to be around the $250 mark. Given this, and the fact that the Core i7-2600K is priced about $70 higher, Intel is in for a price-performance shock.

"Bulldozer - based new generation of AMD's FX traders are prepared to announce it on October 12"

if this is real..imagine what an 5GHz FX can do...then the competition in the CPU market is back!

Source: Donanimhaber.com All about Bulldozer, AMD: Processors (Google translate)