Leaked Box Art: AMD FX is back!

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Images were leaked recently that appear to be the box art for the new Bulldozer architecture CPUs from AMD. While we are not yet certain of their authenticity (we will have to wait for an official announcement),┬áthere is no Phenom or Athlon branding. Instead, these chips will rekindle the FX moniker which was last used for the top of the line series from AMD back in the K8 days. The codename, Zambezi, and the “Unlocked and Loaded” tagline clearly suggest that you will have room to play with the clockspeed. AMD appears to feel confident about their new architecture against the Intel competitor, Sandy Bridge, thanks to their initial testings and wafer yield results.

Octo FX

Hexa FX

Hexa FX

These images appear to be for the oct-core and quad-core chips, but the Zambesi-based chips will be released in three flavors:

  • Eight cores, with 8MB L3 Cache
  • Six cores, with 8MB L3 Cache
  • Four cores, with 4MB L3 Cache

Looking at the L3 cache specifications, it looks like the hex-core chips are in fact oct-cores with disabled cores. Hopefully this means that overclockers will be able to re-enable the disabled cores, as has been done for the current range of dual- and tri-core Phenom chips. We’ll find out a lot more about the new chips in June, and we can’t wait.

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  1. Weren't these questioned as quite possibly fakes due to the chips used on the boxes?
    blamauci
    those boxes look beautyful
    deff gonna uprade to bulldozer

    Half of me wants to laugh, the other half wants to inflict pain upon you. :)
    Weren't the FX chips wayyy expensive back when they were out? I hope Bulldozer prices are good, and that chip on that box looks kinda odd. In fact, isn't there a picture of an AM3+ board going around? I remember the picture of the AM3+ socket (assuming it's not fake) looking just like a AM3 socket. The chip on the box definitely looks like a land grid array (LGA) socket like an socket F opteron, even the notches on the sides match the opteron's.
    Yeah the price chart is wrong on the most recent "release"
    I trust in German engineering.
    Will it beat Sandy B? Dunno.. it is AMD after all.. Ivy is around the corner.
    22nm vs AMD 32nm.
    Straight up (running sandyB now) not sure Intel has proven themselves yet.. ring topology is weakness despite their advertising saying it is a 98GBps topology.
    Just saying...AMD could tromp it easily (despite the packaging).
    MattNo5ss
    The LGA pic is definitely odd...
    The only FX I know is Super FX :thup:

    Move Arwings into attack formation :rock:
    What did those ships have, like 4 polygons? :shrug:
    Don't you remember the FX cpus from like 2003/4 kinda thing? They were really stupid fast but kinda expensive so everybody got P4 and didn't realize how much faster their computer could be..
    LOL...
    If BD delivers on what's been advertised/speculated etc to be and does this at 2600K prices; I will take two FX8s and they can ship them in discarded egg crates for all I care... Hell, paint the dang boxes bright pink with neon green accents and I'll still get the chip and proudly display the box on my desk...
    xXSebaSXx
    LOL...
    If BD delivers on what's been advertised/speculated etc to be and does this at 2600K prices; I will take two FX8s and they can ship them in discarded egg crates for all I care... Hell, paint the dang boxes bright pink with neon green accents and I'll still get the chip and proudly display the box on my desk...

    +1 lol
    xXSebaSXx
    LOL...
    If BD delivers on what's been advertised/speculated etc to be and does this at 2600K prices; I will take two FX8s and they can ship them in discarded egg crates for all I care... Hell, paint the dang boxes bright pink with neon green accents and I'll still get the chip and proudly display the box on my desk...

    Sounds like something I would ask for.
    Theocnoob
    Move Arwings into attack formation :rock:
    What did those ships have, like 4 polygons? :shrug:
    Don't you remember the FX cpus from like 2003/4 kinda thing? They were really stupid fast but kinda expensive so everybody got P4 and didn't realize how much faster their computer could be..

    4 or 5, something like that...lol. Awesome game, and Super FX made it SO 3D...lol :)
    I didn't even know what was really in a computer until like 2006... So I've never even heard of FX CPUs. I bought my first computer in 2003 for college, a massive laptop...
    I'm pretty stoked about this, I wanted an FX55 so bad back in the day but the price on them was insane, this time I'm going to get one for sure.
    I'm hoping amd really makes a comeback with these chips, its about time.
    hmm with regards to the fact an LGA cpu is pictured on the box, they may has just been using a picture of an opteron socket 1207 cpu as an example/mock up seen as there are already computer generated pictures of those types of cpus out there. just my 1/50th of a dollar,
    they look pretty neat, might stick with the 4 core flavor myself, never gonna need 8 cores :)