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FX-6300 Codenamed Zambezi???

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January 11, 2013 2:50:10 AM

I newly purchased AMD FX-6300 that I ordered from newegg.com is codenamed Zambezi on my CPU-Z. This is incorrect if im not mistaken because it is supposed to be codenamed Vishara...

P.S. My processor came in a jank box (the same one that my FX-6100 came in 5 months ago. My FX-6200 came in a nicer package than my 6300.

Is there a problem here, or am I just tripping out? Iv seen screenshots of other ppl CPU-Z with codename "Vishara"

I couldnt atach the pic to the thread, but any imput would be appreciated!

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January 11, 2013 2:58:03 AM

Zambezi = Bulldozer
Vishera = PileDriver

Does CPU-Z list a model number? Does your Bios?

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January 11, 2013 3:06:16 AM

Im guessing that your version of CPUZ hasen't been updated. They are similar enough that an older version would confuse Zambezi with Vashera.

As long as it says FX 6300 and runs at 3.6 ghz, your fine.
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January 11, 2013 3:11:12 AM

I dont see a modal number anywhere, but it Idles at 3.5 and turbo's to 3.8
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January 11, 2013 3:12:01 AM

I dont see a modal number anywhere, but it Idles at 3.5 and turbo's to 3.8
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January 11, 2013 3:13:54 AM

sticker on the shitty box says part# FD6300WMHKBOX

but thats on the sticker that was sealing the box..

newest version of CPUZ is being used
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January 11, 2013 3:18:10 AM

Is your board interpreting it wrong, perhaps?

If it is six core and 3.5 Ghz, then it's probably the right chip, being read wrong. Only other options would be FX 6100 (3.3Ghz, FX6200 3.8Ghz)

How about windows properties page, what does that say? Device manager? DXdiag? Speccy?
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January 11, 2013 3:24:01 AM

What does cpu say the TDP of the chip is?
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January 11, 2013 3:51:19 AM

94W
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January 11, 2013 4:08:43 AM

Vishera is based on the exact same process as Zambezi, just core level changes but essentially a Zambezi 1.1. The difference is abou 7 to 15 Percentiles general performance gains. I am using a ES chip so mine stil says Zambezi and using the latest WINFO and CPUID
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January 11, 2013 4:11:55 AM

I'm still going with confused BIOS or software, but right processor. You have right box, right clock speed and right TDP.
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January 11, 2013 4:17:16 AM

I'm going with right processor too. Unless it's clocks have been messed with, that's an FX-6300 that is being read incorrectly for some reason.
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January 11, 2013 4:17:56 AM

It is a Vishera and don't be to overly concerned about that. As for the FX63XX it is a very nice setup you have the A10 5800k and FX 6XXX parts represent really good value for money.
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January 11, 2013 5:46:43 AM

Indeed they do.
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