AMD Denies Bulldozer (Zambezi-FX) Delay, No Changes in Public Roadmap
Guys over at Brightsideofnews have managed to get some in-depth details on the recent AMD Bulldozer (Zambezi-FX) Delay rumor which surfaced yesterday. As you already know that AMD announced through its official roadmap release that its new Zambezi-FX processors would be launched in June on Computex/ E3 2011 event.
The new FX-series processors would be supported on the new AMD 990FX (AM3+) socket motherboards. We already details a few AM3+ Black Socket based motherboards which you can see below:
Then came the pricing information chart which detailed the Bulldozer and Llano (desktop) lineup. The bulldozer lineup consists of FX-8130P which will be the fastest FX series CPU along with FX-8110, 6110, 4110. The processors are priced similar to their Intel counterparts, The FX-8130P is around 10$ expensive than Intel's Sandy Bridge i7 2600K but consits of faster core clocks/ Turbo Core and Core count.
However, Sweclockers reported in their latest post that AMD motherboard manufacturer partners would announce a delay in their already ready products because no new Bulldozer parts would be available at Launch. This news gave AMD fans quite a blow on various hardware forums who were anticipating the launch of the new Processors.
Also a delay would mean that during the release of Bulldozer CPU's, Intel would be nearing the launch of its Extreme Edition Enthusiast line of Sandy Bridge-E Processors which would mean lesser sales for AMD 990FX based motherboards and Processors. AMD didn't announce any official report until now when BSN has some official details of the delay.
Mr. Drew Prairie and Mr. Steve Howard, AMD's PR representatives close to heart of the matter. We inquired about the statement Rick Bergman made and received the following answer:
"Our public roadmap has not changed."
"Takes a Deep Breath", So we have some official confirmation that the delay was just a rumor surfaced by Taiwanese manufactures but the Public roadmap only details that a 2011 launch for bulldozer is scheduled, No Computex or E3 launch is mentioned. I hope it launches by June/July because a delay till Q3/Q4 2011 would mean a great loss to AMD.
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Full AMD Bulldozer details below:
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