Following a round of price cuts for its Radeon graphics cards last week, AMD is now revising prices across its processor lineup while also adding a new member to the existing FX family. The latter is a quad-core part based on 32nm Zambezi core architecture, launching as the FX-4130, with a base clock speed of 3.8GHz and 3.9GHz Turbo. It also has a 125W TDP, 4MB of L3 cache, and has a MSRP of $112.
Prices across the entire FX series, the first generation of AMD A-Series APUs, and several Phenom II chips saw drops of up to 23%. The move should make building an AMD-based PC for the back-to-school season even more affordable. You can see the old and new pricing in the chart at the bottom.
In related news, Expreview.com managed to get their hands on a leaked retail partner’s document that shows the full specification for three upcoming Vishera FX-Series CPUs: the FX-8350, FX-6300, and FX-4320. The upcoming processors incorporate AMD's "Piledriver" architecture, and include an eight-core, six-core, and four-core part for starters, featuring 125W or 95W TDPs and up to 4.2GHz clock speeds.
The leaked document is in line with previous rumors and also contains details for some of the new FM2 A-series APUs, including A10-5700, A8-5500, A6-5400, A6-5300. Last we heard the new Trinity and Vishera desktop chips are scheduled to arrive sometime around October this year.
|Old price||New price|
|FX Series eight-core CPUs|
|FX Series six-core CPUs|
|FX Series four-core CPUs|
|A Series quad-core APUs|
|A8-3870K Black Edition||$112||$101|
|A6-3670K Black Edition||$96||$80|
|A Series triple-core APUs|
|A Series dual-core APUs|
|Phenom II X6|
|1100T Black Edition||$205||$194|
|1090T Black Edition||$185||$173|
|Phenom II X4|
|980 Black Edition||$165||$163|
|975 Black Edition||$155||$153|
|970 Black Edition||$145||$142|
|965 Black Edition||$115||$91|
|955 Black Edition||$105||$81|
|Phenom II X2|
|565 Black Edition||$102||$101|
|560 Black Edition||$90||$89|
|555 Black Edition||$85||$84|