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AMD adds two new Bulldozer processors

02/27, 4:00pm

Quad-core FX-4170 and six core FX-6200

AMD announced it is adding two new processors to its Bulldozer lineup, the quad-core AMD FX-4170 and the six core AMD FX-6200. Both have 8MB of L3 cache and support up to DDR3-1866 RAM. The FX-4170 will run at 4.2 GHz, 4.3 GHz in Turbo mode, and have 4MB of L2 cache. The FX-6200 will be a 3.8/4.1GHz CPU with 6MB of L2 cache.

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AMD claims Guinness World Record for 8.43GHz processor

09/13, 11:05am

Beats previous record of 8.309GHz

AMD claims that it has set a Guinness World Record for speed in a CPU. The company recorded an top frequency of 8.429GHz using an overclocked FX eight-core processor. The previous top speed, 8.309GHz, was set using a single-core Intel Celeron D 352.

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Leak details pricing for AMD's FX-series Bulldozer CPUs

09/12, 11:00pm

Pre-order prices range from $189 to $266

Although AMD has yet to announce launch details for its "Bulldozer" processor lineup, a fresh leak provides a look at the pricing structure. The alleged pricing schedule, which was posted by AnandTech, suggests the six-core FX-6100 chip, which runs at 3.3GHz, will fetch $188. The eight-core FX-8120 and FX-8150, running at respective speeds of 3.1GHz and 3.6GHz, bring the prices up to $222 and $266 per chip.

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AMD intros 9-series chipsets, Z-series for tablets and more

06/01, 5:15pm

Z-Series aimed at Windows-based tablets

AMD has introduced several new chipsets, including the 9-series for desktop configurations and Z-series for tablets. The 9-series is said to serve as the basis for the company's 'Scorpius' desktop platform, based on AM3+ socket processors such as the eight-core Zambezi. The platform will also integrate six USB 3.0 ports and Radeon HD6000 discrete graphics cards, while allowing users to connect up to four Radeon GPUs.

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AMD details future Bulldozer, Bobcat processor cores

08/24, 11:40am

AMD Bulldozer to match Sandy Bridge

AMD at the Hot Chips conference today provided insight into the details of its Bulldozer and Bobcat processor platforms. Bulldozer is aimed at performance users and focuses on a new design with distinct but very modular processor cores. As the cores are separate from shared resources, adding more cores takes up relatively little space and allows scalability; AMD promises that the first server-class Opterons using Bulldozer will have 16 cores.

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AMD teases 2010, 2011 processor roadmaps

11/11, 6:10pm

AMD plans unified CPU/GPU by 2011

AMD in its annual analyst event provided details of some of its future processors and platforms. The highlight for the semiconductor firm is "Bulldozer," a major revision for both desktops and notebooks that should be much more efficient at multithreaded codethan existing designs. It will be particularly optimized for pairing with graphics chipsets and will be supplemented by "Bobcat," a variant of Bulldozer tailored to ultraportables.

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