We're still a few good weeks away from Q4 (the new release estimate for the desktop Bulldozers) but AMD's long-awaited FX-Series (codename Zambezi) processors have started to appear in store listings, providing us with hope and a more or less vague idea regarding their official pricing.
The Zambezi models found on pre-order are the hexa-core FX-6100 and the octo-core FX-8120 and FX-8150. The FX-6100 bears a price tag of $188.32 and has a core clock of 3300 MHz (3.9 GHz in Turbo mode), 6MB of L2 cache, 8MB of L3 cache, a TDP of 95W, and a DDR3-1866 memory controller.
The FX-8120 is priced at $221.73 and comes with a clock frequency of 3.1 GHz (4 GHz Turbo), 16MB of cache (8MB L2 and 8MB L3), and a TDP of 125W. The FX-8150 has similar specs but is clocked at 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) and costs $266.28. All three CPUs have an unlocked multiplier, come in an AM3+ package, and should end up a little cheaper once they are officially released. Where's a TARDIS when you need one?