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AMD FX-Series Lineup Revealed

As we move ever closer to the release of AMD's FX-Series, Gigabyte has revealed a CPU compatibility list for its 990FX motherboards, which all but confirms the final FX-Series SKUs. As expected, there will be 8-core, 6-core and 4-core CPUs, with the flagship clocked at 3.6 GHz. 

The final shipping stepping is B2. The top part, FX-8150, is clocked at 3.6 GHz, with a TDP of 125W. Next in line is the FX-8120, clocked at 3.1 GHz. There are two versions – 125W and 95W. This suggests that the FX-8120 was initially targeted for 95W but may ship with a 125W TDP to begin with. The final 8-core CPU is the FX-8100, clocked at 2.8 GHz. 

The sole 6-core CPU will be FX-6100 at 3.3 GHz while the 4-core CPU will be FX-4100 clocked at 3.6 GHz. Both feature 95W TDP, and will likely compete up against the Core i5 series. All CPUs feature 8MB L3 cache. This suggests that FX-6100 and FX-4100 are likely to be Zambezi with 1 module and 2 modules disabled, respectively, rather than native 3-module / 2-module dies. 

The clock speeds mentioned in the table only refer to the base frequencies, with no mention of Turbo Core. 

The latest rumours still suggest a launch in September, while other rumours suggest mass availability may happen only in October. 

Source: Gigabyte

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