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AMD quad-core FX-4350 and six-core FX-6350 get official

By Shawn Knight
May 2, 2013
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  1. AMD recently added two new chips to the FX processor family, the quad-core FX-4350 and the six-core FX-6350. Both chips are based on the Piledriver architecture, support the latest instruction sets including FMA3 and AVX and work with existing AM3+...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,519   +2,062

    These chips have been available for a while now but only in OEM guise. They're a decent alternative to Intel's i3's.
     
  3. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 708   +168

    I already use an FX-8350 but if I was interested ina budget build AMD would be my go to chip.
     
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Good deal for a six core.
     
  5. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 334   +101

    I'll stick to the 1080T until it's worthwhile to upgrade.. maybe the next iteration of the chip.
     
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Yeah, until a lot of games and applications use > quad cores, it is a waste to upgrade.
     
  8. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    I think the most noteworthy thing here is that FX-4350 will get the full 8MBs of L3 memory, unlike FX-4300 w/ 4MB. Some benches and clock for clock comparisons should do nice in showing how much if at all in most cases, the L3 memory matters on them FXs.
     

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