More than a year after its inception, AMD's eight-core FX CPU (codename: Bulldozer) is finally available for purchase. The chip is geared towards resource heavy applications, such as HD video editing and multi-display gaming.
Also worth noting is that the high-end chip, which runs at a base speed of 3.6 GHz, has been left unlocked for those interested in overclocking. AMD says that with around $100 in cooling parts, the chip can run at around 5GHz. And just in time for Battlefield 3, too! [AMD]
CPU Name | Cores | CPU Friequency | Approx. AUS Pricing FX-8150 | 8 | 3.6 GHz (3.9GHz Turbo Core, 4.2GHz Max Turbo) | $285 FX-8120 | 8 | 3.1 GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Core, 4.0GHz Max Turbo) | $235 FX-6100 | 6 | 3.3 GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Core, 3.9GHz Max Turbo) | $200 FX-4100 | 4 | 3.6 GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Core, 3.8GHz Max Turbo)| $129