An allegedly leaked slide from an in-house Asus presentation appears to detail the specifications of AMD's forthcoming Bulldozer line-up of CPUs.
The slide recently appeared on the ZOL forums
, and has a number of figures erased from it, including the clock speeds. This was apparently carried out in order to protect the anonymity of the person who leaked the slide.
However, the slide's remaining information confirms that both the top-end Bulldozer chips, the FX-8130P and the FX-8110, will feature eight cores. According to the slide, the latter will apparently even have a TDP of just 95W, despite all the processing cores.
The slide also suggests that AMD’s new processors will come with a revised version of the TurboCore technology that enabled later Phenom X6 CPUs to dynamically boost their core speeds depending on the workload.
Some intrepid forum users have attempted to guess at the figures erased on the slide by looking at the remaining outlines of the numbers. We’d recommend taking these figures with an unhealthy measure of salt, but the current numbers being bandied around are a stock speed of 3.8GHz (4.2GHz with Turbo Core) for the top-of-the-line FX-8130P. This is followed by the FX-8110 at 3.6GHz (4GHz with Turbo Core).
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Asus has since been in touch with us to state that this slide is not
from within their company and is in fact a fake. The company claim that they never use the term mainboard or use plain white slides in their presentations.