AMD Vice President and part-time HEXUS columnist Roy Taylor showed off an intriguing processor bundle this weekend. Via his popular, well followed, Twitter account Taylor teased us that a new FX processor is on its way and included a packaging shot for good measure.
All we know is from the Tweet, as you can see above. Taylor Tweeted a very brief and vague "Something new is coming..." alongside the blurry boxed processor photo. Upon the box the following is written: "AMD FX-Series Processor with Liquid Cooling System". I downloaded a larger version of the photo but no other text was discernible. Taylor hasn't replied to the series of teaser replies which have been received.
Is this an AMD answer to the recently unveiled Intel Devil's Canyon 'overclocking friendly' processors? An AMD source "confirmed" to Xbit Labs that the chip in this bundle with a liquid cooling system is "a new multi-core CPU aimed at high-end desktops". Furthermore the processor is fully unlocked.
However the teased AMD processor bundle isn't expected to bring anything really new to the AMD FX processor range other than the liquid cooler marketing ploy. According to AMD roadmaps it will be based in the Vishera design and the Piledriver micro-architecture, not Steamroller.
Perhaps, at last, the AMD Centurion will become an official product in some form? As soon as we have any further info on the product, price and release date we will let you know.
Hardware Canucks got the scoop: "AMD is relaunching the FX-9590 but bundling it with a water cooling solution so it can achieve even higher out-of-box overclocking frequencies". The liquid cooler is the Cooler Master Seidon 120 AIO LCS. The bundle will sell for $360.