UPDATE: AMD Drops Price of Bulldozer Based FX-4130 CPU

UPDATE: Upon further investigation, we contacted AMD, and it turns out that a typo in an ordering part number led the media to believe that the FX-4130 is a Piledriver-based CPU that was going to come out this week. This is not correct. Any source indicating that this is a Vishera part based on the Piledriver architecture is mistaken.

The FX-4130 came out in August 2012, and still is a Zambezi based part on the Bulldozer architecture. The real news was that the FX-4130 has dropped in price. The MSRP is now updated to $101, the old price of the FX-4100. The FX-4130 now gives users a step up in performance, but not in price over the older FX-4100.

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  • Niels, I'm pretty sure this is based on Bulldozer, not Piledriver. Think about it - 125W TDP for a quad-core in the Vishera family? The FX-4300 gets 95W and has higher boost speeds.

    Edit: You guys reported on the FX-4130 last year.
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  • wishing all the good to AMD, except to their decisions of dropping out of the desktop cpu race...
    Steamroller for 2013, and some 50-75% IPC per core increase... one can dream, no?
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  • lol I was expecting a $120 cpu. $101 msrp is pretty good for this cpu. but the naming scheme is too confusing in this case.

    fx4100 = bulldozer
    fx4130 = piledriver
    fx4170 = bulldozer

    is the name a typo in the article?
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  • wishing all the good to AMD, except to their decisions of dropping out of the desktop cpu race...
    Steamroller for 2013, and some 50-75% IPC per core increase... one can dream, no?
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  • lol I was expecting a $120 cpu. $101 msrp is pretty good for this cpu. but the naming scheme is too confusing in this case.

    fx4100 = bulldozer
    fx4130 = piledriver
    fx4170 = bulldozer

    is the name a typo in the article?
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  • bustaprlol I was expecting a $120 cpu. $101 msrp is pretty good for this cpu. but the naming scheme is too confusing in this case. fx4100 = bulldozerfx4130 = piledriverfx4170 = bulldozeris the name a typo in the article?

    It seems that piledriver has 3s in the name and bulldozer doesn't: 8350, 8320, 6300, 4130, etc.
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