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These CPUs won't actually be released until August or September of 2011, so this is just one of AMD's attempts to build up some hype around its future processors.

"AMD's FX brand will enable an over-the-top experience for PC enthusiasts," said Leslie Sobon, vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, AMD.
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Firstly: Even though it's just a paper launch. At least they're finally launching something! It's just a matter of time til it's in our hands now!

Second: So now the official word is that the latest delay is for performance reasons? I'm nervous about that, since it hasn't been clarified. Does it mean the clock-per-clock performance is poor and they need to crank up the clock speed just to compete? Or is it just not reaching the clock speeds they desire?
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Second: So now the official word is that the latest delay is for performance reasons? I'm nervous about that, since it hasn't been clarified. Does it mean the clock-per-clock performance is poor and they need to crank up the clock speed just to compete? Or is it just not reaching the clock speeds they desire?
Not the official word, but it's been brought up by many websites. There's also been reports that say it was simply a flip flop of server and desktop released (no reason for this was given). So really, we have no definitive answer
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AMD's Zambezi FX-series processors were supposed to launch this June, but AMD seems to be having issues with the clock speeds achieved, as the chips are too slow to compete with Intel's offerings at this point.

In order to resolve these problems, reports suggest that the Sunnyvale-based company plans to build a new revision of the CPU that is going to carry the B2 stepping.
Straight from the article.
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I love over-the-top.
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Hopefully the B2 revision will give us the parity with SB that everybody wants to see....
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If it's really true that they delayed Bulldozer to create way for Llano, then why aren't still we seeing any LLano benchmarks?
   
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