AMD has revealed details about its much-anticipated FX processors built on its latest Bulldozer processor microarchitecture.
According to AMD, the FX processors will “cater to people who want maximum performance and upgradability.”
First and the most powerful on the new FX line is the FX-8150. The flagship processor has eight cores, 8MP L2 cache and will have a base clock of 3.6GHz, an already high figure.
However, the FX-8150 will have a CPU Turbo Core upping the clock to 3.9GHz and a CPU Max Turbo which ups the clock to a whopping 4.2GHz.
Nonetheless, the CPU Turbo Core mode can be achieved with all eight cores running but the CPU Max Turbo will only run with four cores active.
The flagship FX processor is expected to be sold for $245 when it is released.
There will also be other FX processor variants to be launched together with the FX-8150. One is the FX-8120 which also has eight cores and will be clocked at 3.1GHz, 3.4GHz, and 4.0GHz. Another is the FX-6100 which will have six cores and will be able run at speeds of 3.3GHz, 3.6GHz, and 3.9GHz.
The last two FX processors will be priced at $205 and $175 respectively.
Lower-end FX processors featuring four cores will later be released, reports note.