News
 

Bookmark and Share

(5) 

Even though it is well known that Advanced Micro Devices has strong intentions to start commercial shipments of its FX-series code-named "Zambezi" microprocessors based on Bulldozer micro-architecture, the intrigue remains when exactly the company formally introduces new chips and reveal its levels of performance.

According to a slide, which presumably comes from a presentation by Gigabyte Technology, a major maker of mainboards, AMD will officially launch FX-series central processing unit (CPU) on June 7, 2011, at Computex trade-show in Taipei, Taiwan. The slide was published by ATI-Forum.de web-site.

While the information is not confirmed by AMD, it has all chances to be correct as back in the past AMD used Computex to discuss, showcase or even announce new microprocessors. Earlier this year AMD launched its first-generation A-series Ontario/Zacate accelerated processing units (APUs) at the Consumer Electronics Show. However, AMD also planned to demonstrate its FX-series Bulldozer microprocessors at CeBIT trade-show in Hannover, Germany, but eventually cancelled the showcase.

The formal launch of the new family of microprocessors at a huge trade-show allows AMD to save marketing funds on special events for journalists worldwide and ensure wide coverage of the introduction. However, during the show AMD is not the only news-maker and therefore the formal release will be one of the many events at the trade-show.

Based on a document seen by X-bit labs, AMD plans to release four eight-core AMD FX8000-series chips, two six-core AMD FX6000-series microprocessors and two quad-core AMD FX4000-series central processing units (CPUs) this year. Shipments of AMD FX-series high-end desktop microprocessors will commence on the week of June 20th, 2011, the same document indicated.

The first breed of AMD FX8000, FX6000 and FX4000 currently known under Zambezi code-name will completely support all the advantages that the Bulldozer micro-architecture is supposed to bring, including new Flex FP floating point processing unit. The new chips in maximum eight-core configurations are projected - by AMD's internal documents - to offer roughly 50% performance improvement over Phenom II-series microprocessors in multimedia applications.

The Sunnyvale, California-based chip designer plans to introduce AMD 900-series chipsets compatible with Zambezi processors in Q2 2011. The Bulldozer processors, Radeon HD 6000 "Northern Islands" discrete graphics cards  and AMD 900-series core-logic sets will power AMD's next-generation enthusiast-class platform code-named Scorpius. While officially only AMD 900-series chipsets and AM3+ mainboards will support the new FX-series CPUs, big mainboard makers like Asustek and MSI already plan to support those chips on current platforms, whereas Gigabyte plans to launch a line of AM3+ motherboards powered by current-gen chipsets.

Tags: AMD, Zambezi, Bulldozer, 32nm, Gigabyte, Phenom

Discussion

Comments currently: 5
Discussion started: 04/07/11 08:07:14 AM
Latest comment: 05/25/11 09:55:51 AM
Expand all threads | Collapse all threads

[1-3]

1. 
The launch date oooold news, AMD stated in September 2010 that BD will launch at the E3 2011 show in LA (even tho most of us have known it for just a couple of months).
http://www.xtremesystems....s/showthread.php?t=267500

At the same time, MSI says "this month"!?
http://event.msi.com/mb/am3+/

I guess BD will show up at both Computex and E3, this month is too soon...
0 0 [Posted by: SL2  | Date: 04/07/11 08:07:14 AM]
Reply

2. 
I am sick of this prolonged waiting, AMD are idiots that they do not ship products on time and make lost of useless architecture presentations instead of publishing benchmarks.
1 1 [Posted by: visz963  | Date: 04/07/11 10:01:23 AM]
Reply
- collapse thread

 
Would you rather have them launch with an under tested and broken chipset and faulty bios or take their time and do it right?
1 3 [Posted by: DEADTIME  | Date: 04/11/11 12:14:44 AM]
Reply

3. 
Come on...amd..launch it soon..
0 0 [Posted by: Jawwad  | Date: 04/10/11 07:40:30 AM]
Reply

[1-3]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Thursday, November 6, 2014

6:48 am | LG’s Unique Ultra-Wide Curved 34” Display Finally Hits the Market. LG 34UC97 Available in the U.S. and the U.K.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

8:52 pm | Lisa Su Appointed as New CEO of Advanced Micro Devices. Rory Read Steps Down, Lisa Su Becomes New CEO of AMD

Thursday, August 28, 2014

12:22 pm | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

9:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

6:41 pm | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture