BULLDOZER

December 15th, 2011

Microsoft Gives AMD’s ‘Bulldozer’ an Update

This patch has been pulled by Microsoft as some users have complained that it actually further lowers performance. See this story. Microsoft today released a hotfix for Windows 7 users using AMD’s ‘Bulldozer’ chips that aims to address performance issues with simultaneous multithreading. According to the hotfix page: This article introduces an update that optimizes [...]

September 13th, 2011

AMD Hits 8.429GHz with Bulldozer FX-8150 Processor; Smashes World Record

With a bunch of media in attendance, some quickly binned processors, and whole lot of liquid helium, a supremely capable group made up of Sami (Macci) Mäkinen, Brian (Chew*) McLachlan, Aaron Schradin, Pete Hardman, and Simon Solotko pushed an octo-core FX-8150 (with two cores enabled) to new heights and achieved a new CPU frequency world [...]

September 13th, 2011

AMD Achieves New World Record CPU Frequency

We bet you weren’t expecting to see this headline today, but it’s true – AMD’s yet to be released FX processors have already achieved a significant overclocking world record. About 2 weeks ago, we had the opportunity to fly down to Austin, Texas in order to get briefed on the finer points of AMD’s upcoming [...]

September 7th, 2011

Bulldozer Ships

Today AMD announced that the first of their Bulldozer chips, the server targeted Interlagos, has begun shipping to OEMs and retailers with a targeted availability of October. AMD claims that Interlagos is the world’s first 16-core x86 processor. While AMD’s press release claims that Interlagos is a 16-core processor, the reality is this is claim [...]

June 7th, 2011

E3: AMD Reintroduces FX Brand of Processors

Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, AMD reintroduced their FX brand of processors.  AMD’s FX brand is their high end line that is aimed at gamers and PC enthusiasts. This brand is based on AMD’s code named “Zambezi” processors, which run on the “Bulldozer” architecture line. As previously reported, the “Bulldozer” line [...]

May 31st, 2011

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ Motherboard Review

With Zambezi CPUs right around the corner, AMD is gearing up for their big launch with a “new” chipset dubbed the 990FX.  Motherboards based around the newest FX-series will have support for the upcoming AM3+ processors as well as backwards compatibility with current AM3 CPUs.  ASUS will have a full range of 990FX products but [...]

May 30th, 2011

AMD Postpones “Bulldozer” Launch until Q3 2011

To the disappointment of many, rumors have been swirling today at Computex that AMD had decided to delay the launch of their new Bulldozer architecture until at least July.  This means the Zambezi chips which were destined for desktop platforms will also be pushed back. Bulldozer is set to be a redesign of AMD’s processor [...]

May 27th, 2011

Gigabyte Leaks their New AMD 990FX & 990X AM3+ Lineup

Days before they’re officially shown to the public at Computex 2011, GIGABYTE has posted their upcoming boards based off of AMD’s unreleased 990FX and 990X chipsets. While we can’t discuss much about these chipsets or their capabilities, we can show you the Gigabyte boards which will carry support for upcoming AMD CPUs.  It seems like [...]