New AMD Bulldozer (ver2) ES samples are in the wild. This is FX2 CPU, future model AMD FX-8300 with 3.3 GHz base clock and 3.9 GHz Turbo clock. One of them (on picture) is going to my test-lab now. Launch is planned for October i think ...
These CPUs are Bulldozer architecrure chips, probably not 100 percent pure PileDriver core CPUs! Dont know why, but its true. Real (fans expected) PileDriver will be launched later (December 12/January 13?). Look at OPN of this chip:
ZD 3382 51 W 8 K 54
Z - Enginnering sample, D - Desktop part, 3382 - ES model name base clock (3,3 GHz), 51 - roadmap (AM3r2 + Bulldozer), W - socket (AM3r2), 8 - eight cores, K - cache size 8 MB, 54 - revision (C0). This is classic Orochi core with some PileDriver enhancement (new instructions F16C, FMA, BMI1, TBM, TCE + some bug fixes). Not 100 percent pure PileDriver core expected by AMD fans! But maybe this is that real desktop PileDriver (only C0 Bulldy), but who knows now ...
Update: I was right, Bulldozer C0 = PileDriver which will be launched in (October?). Web 3DPlanetNow claims thats true. PilDriver Abu-Dhabi CPU is PileDriver CPU and Abu-Dhabi is orochi-C0 (chip on pictures above). Look at this link ... My chip is here in few days, leaves Hong Kong in friday. Will test it soon (when are BIOSes ready) and will post all results here.
|Abu Dhabi (“Orochi”-Rev C) support is mandatory|
|Abu-Dhabi is based on the Piledriver core will be available Q2 2012 and offers drop-in compatible part with 200 MHz performance uplift.|