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AMD FX-8350 and FX-6300 Review: Desktop Flagship Series Refresh

AMD FX-8350 and FX-6300 Review: Desktop Flagship Series Refresh

About this time last year, AMD's new Bulldozer-based FX series launched to bright-eyed system builders who expected the new architecture to challenge Intel's increasingly comfortable position in the upper-end processor market. Unfortunately, Bulldozer wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

Now, the company is refreshing its desktop processors with Piledriver, an enhanced version of Bulldozer that focuses on improving instructions per clock and frequency. In other words, instead of a major overhaul, Piledriver picks up where Bulldozer left off, which may disappoint those who wanted AMD to abandon the architecture.

Weekend tech reading: What went wrong with AMD?

Weekend tech reading: What went wrong with AMD?

Five years ago, AMD looked set to topple Intel. Now its very existence is under threat. Mike Jennings investigates what went wrong In 2006, AMD could seemingly do no wrong. Its processors were the fastest in the PC market, annual revenue was up a record 91%...

Three AMD FX-Series CPUs get listed for pre-order

Three AMD FX-Series CPUs get listed for pre-order

We're still waiting an official launch date for AMD's FX-Series processors, but over the weekend the first three models went up for pre-order at online retailer Shopblt.com. The chips in question include the six-core FX-6100 and two eight-core models, the…
AMD's Bulldozer-based FX-8130P benchmarked early

AMD's Bulldozer-based FX-8130P benchmarked early

Last month at the E3 conference in Los Angeles AMD officially reintroduced the FX brand for their top performing processors aimed at PC enthusiasts and gaming aficionados. Although no actual products were launched, we already have a pretty good idea…