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Published on December 27th, 2011 | by Dan


AMD Readies Next Bulldozer CPUs

AMD has already waved the white flag with their announcement that they won’t be focusing on consumer desktops anymore.  This hasn’t stopped them from preparing a new batch of mid-range CPUs for release.

A chinese website inpai.com.cn has found a motherboard support list for several new Bulldozer based chips for the mid-range market.  Hopefully AMD can compete here, because they were always good value for money (if not that close to Intel’s performance) until the initial Bulldozer release.  Here are the unreleased chips:

  • Phenom II X8 2420: 2.4GHz, 8MB cache, 95W
  • Phenom II X8 3020: 3.0GHz, 8MB cache, 125W
  • Phenom II X6 2520: 2.5GHz, ?? cache, 95W
  • Phenom II X6 2820: 2.8GHz, 8MB cache, 95W

No price or release date has been announced.  As a fan of AMD, and a fan of competition, it would be good if they can at least compete somewhere.  The mid-range and low-end gaming systems thrived on AMD in the past as a cheap alternative.

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Source: MaximumPC

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4 Responses to AMD Readies Next Bulldozer CPUs

  1. Ofenlicht says:

    I really hope that they don’t screw these up too.
    A competition or budget choice wouldbe nice.

  2. Disconsented says:

    Wait wat? Phenom X8???

  3. Disconsented says:

    I really hope they address the problems with the first generation. If they manage to beat the i5 without it being their flagship then I will seriously consider going AM3+ and not 1155.

  4. Wheelzz says:

    I really hope they get these right. When I built my PC in sept I built with a 955 and a AM3+ mobo with plans to upgrade to bulldozer. We seen how that worked out. I hope they can get these to have good gaming performance at close to say a i5 2500K or something. If not, its a X79 and Ivy bridge for me in future and blowing all my money!



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