No, AMD still hasn't pulled the trigger on the desktop version of Bulldozer—at least, no announcement has hit the wires quite yet. Tiger Direct must have jumped the gun, then, because it's already listing a bundle made up of one Asus Sabertooth 990FX motherboard and one AMD FX-6100 processor of the Bulldozer variety.
The bundle will set you back $379.99, a purported $9.99 discount over the cost of the two components on their own: $199.99 for the motherboard and $189.99 for the processor. According to the listing, the FX-6100 has six cores, a 3.3GHz clock speed, 14MB of cache, a 95W thermal envelope, and a Socket AM3+ package. The Sabertooth 990FX is somewhat less new and exciting, because we reviewed it back in May.
Premature listings for FX-series chips, including the FX-6100, actually appeared almost a month ago. This time, though, we're talking about a major e-tailer with a listing that has yet to be taken down. TigerDirect quotes a lead time of "7 - 21 Days," which means Bulldozer must be getting close. (Thanks to TR forum gerbil NeronetFi for the link.)
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