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Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:02

AMD's Zambezi up and running at E3

Written by Slobodan Simic
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8-core and 4-core FX series
In addition to the official announcement of the FX brand revival at E3, AMD also showcased live demos of gaming PCs running 8-core FX Black Edition and 4-core FX CPUs as well as the final box art designs.

It is quite clear that AMD didn't expect the unfortunate delays of Zambezi CPUs based on the Bulldozer architecture and has probably made the demo just to show that everything is not as grim as it seems. So, despite revealing official AMD Bulldozer architecture whitepaper, final box designs for the 8-core FX Black Edition and the quad-core FX CPU, the cherry on top was the eight-core FX Black Edition runing on Asus' Crosshair V Formula motherboard with a HD 6900 series graphics card.

Some details regarding the actual CPU have been pixellized by the guys at 4Gamer.net but considering that the temperature was at 19°C and the VID voltage is at 1.4V, you might want to take these numbers with a fistful rather than pinch of salt. It is interesting to see that each of the eight cores ran on its own multiplier value and own clock ranging from 1GHz to 3.2GHz.

You can check out the boxes, including the nice looking metal canister for the 8-core FX Black Edition, as well as the rest of the pictures over at 4Gamer.net.

Last modified on Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:25
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-51 #1 agent_47 2011-06-08 09:49
all cores have same core voltage (to one decimal place i might add) and temp despite being on different multiplier/frequency. also all core have next to nothing CPU load and still some cores are in 1GHz while others in 3.2GHz
......makes no sense....i say fake!
 
 
+26 #2 darkpulse 2011-06-08 11:03
Quote:
It is quite clear that AMD didn't expect the unfortunate delays of Zambezi CPUs based on the Bulldozer architecture.....


Neither did people who were expecting a competition. :sad:
But hey, i am still hoping it will launch soon and turn up the heat! :-)
 
 
+14 #3 MrScary 2011-06-08 11:20
I guess the fact that some cores are in 1ghz and only 1 at 3,2 it´s because the cool and quiet function, like in my phenom II.

The photo must have been taken on a rather minimal work load with some program running, not idle, but u know, amd 8 cores are too much for any program, so it suppose minimal effort to run for mighty Zambezi, no big thing :)

And not to say that there are few programs optimized to run real full core performance on real life situatuins, other than running Wprime like a bunch of noobs.
 
 
+11 #4 themassau 2011-06-08 11:31
Quoting agent_47:
all cores have same core voltage (to one decimal place i might add) and temp despite being on different multiplier/frequency. also all core have next to nothing CPU load and still some cores are in 1GHz while others in 3.2GHz
......makes no sense....i say fake!

its real there are other photos of the case and where you can see that some low clocked modules are at 1.00 V so it isnt fake
 
 
-109 #5 Warrior24_7 2011-06-08 11:41
An Intel 4 core anything will smoke the $h!t out of their 4, 6, 8 core as usual. :D
 
 
-57 #6 Drac 2011-06-08 12:48
Quoting themassau:
its real there are other photos of the case and where you can see that some low clocked modules are at 1.00 V so it isnt fake


so you saying that any photos with that case is real?how do you know whats inside?did they showed cpu z,other hardware proof programs?
any cpu can use similar tools to switch off necessary cores,its nothing new.
Its all talk from amd as usual,they know they f**ed up with BOBdozer
And it will be same scenario again - Intel quality vs. amd quantity,and Intel still wins.
Until we really need 8core,Intel will launch proper 8core,atm even 4core Sandy smoking any 6 core amd.It wont change after BOBdozer release,and if -IF - Intel will have Ivy Bridge.
Bad times to be amd fagboy xD
 
 
-5 #7 Memristor 2011-06-08 12:57
By the time the CPU's is released AMD will be almost ready to introduce the new HD 7000 series GPU's. So this specs for the FX platform might be short lived.
 
 
+6 #8 themassau 2011-06-08 15:11
http://ascii.jp/elem/000/000/611/611175/
http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/pcuser/articles/1106/07/news032.html

other websites whit more pictures and one whit lower clocks so you can see that it lowers the voltage.
 
 
+36 #9 turingpest 2011-06-08 15:28
@Warrior24_7 and Drac

smoke, mirrors and troll bait. hungry today are we? oh, and i almost forgot - proof or yr both full of shit.
 
 
+27 #10 Twist3d1080 2011-06-08 16:13
I swear Intel must feeling some kind of heat because thier fanbois and paid shills are out there FUDing there asses off.
 

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