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AMD ''Vishera'' FX-Series CPU Pricing Leaked

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Though the "official" release has not been made by AMD, it didn't stop the pricing and preorders from pop up on shopblt.com.

AMD is hoping the upcoming FX "Vishera" second-generation Bulldozer multi-core CPUs are the success that many users hoped for with the original Bulldozer. With Steamroller looming around the corner, the FX "Vishera" CPUs are expected to release in October in four models.

The pricing listed by BLT (if accurate) has the flagship FX-8350 coming in at $253.00. Based on the specs revealed in late August, FX-8350 is listed with a 4.00 GHz clock speed (4.20 GHz TurboCore speed), eight-cores, 16 MB of total cache and TDP of 125W. The FX-8320 features 3.50 GHz clock speed, eight-cores, 16 MB of total cache and TDP of 125W. The FX-8320 is priced at $242.05. 

Manufacturer:  AMD
BLT Item #
Mfg. Part #Description
Price
BPW4489FD4300WMHKBOXFX 4300 QC PROCESSOR AM3+ 8MB 95W 3800 MHZ$131.62
BPW4488FD6300WMHKBOXFX 6300 6C PROCESSOR AM3+ 14MB 95W 3500 MHZ$175.77
BPW4487FD8320FRHKBOXFX 8320 8C PROCESSOR AM3+ 16MB 125W 3500 MHZ$242.05
BPW4486FD8350FRHKBOXFX 8350 8C PROCESSOR AM3+ 16MB 125W 4000 MHZ$253.00


To round off the list, the FX-6300 features 3.50 GHz clock speed (4.10 GHz TurboCore speed), six-cores, 14 MB of total cache, TDP of 95W. The FX-6300 is at priced $175.77. The FX-4300 features 3.80 GHz clock speed, four-cores, 8 MB of total cache, TDP of 95W, with an expected price of $131.62. None of the FX processors are expected to support integrated GPU, but will support a full list of "Piledriver" features.

An earlier version of this story erroneously listed certain features of Piledriver. To clarify, AMD Perfect Picture HD, AMD Steady Video 2.0 are graphics features and Wireless Display is for notebooks.

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    CaedenV , September 25, 2012 1:09 PM
    Good luck AMD, I am not your biggest fan, but I am rooting for you this go around!
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    CaedenV , September 25, 2012 1:12 PM
    memadmaxHow about some benchmarks instead?

    Because this is an Ad site, they do not do benchmarks here
    /sarcasm

    you dunce, they will have benchmarks as soon as the NDA lifts, or they have a product to test! You think they will let one of the potentially largest game changing CPUs go un-benched?
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , September 25, 2012 1:52 PM
    AMD, I want you to succeed, so good luck. That being said, if your chips are comparatively crippled in Windows 7 by scheduling issues that are resolved in Windows 8, you are very unlikely to get my money.
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    CaedenV , September 25, 2012 1:09 PM
    Good luck AMD, I am not your biggest fan, but I am rooting for you this go around!
  • 27 Hide
    CaedenV , September 25, 2012 1:12 PM
    memadmaxHow about some benchmarks instead?

    Because this is an Ad site, they do not do benchmarks here
    /sarcasm

    you dunce, they will have benchmarks as soon as the NDA lifts, or they have a product to test! You think they will let one of the potentially largest game changing CPUs go un-benched?
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    miamore101 , September 25, 2012 1:33 PM
    I am slightly turned on by this.
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    bucknutty , September 25, 2012 1:35 PM
    An i7 3750 has 4 cores at 3.5 plus turbo and and HT, and it only draws 77 watts. Of course it costs a bit more around 350 vs 250. I have been an AMD guys since I got my amd-k6 233mhz 15 years ago so I am hoping they can pull a rabit out of thier hat.
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    awood28211 , September 25, 2012 1:41 PM
    I just bought the 8150.. but I'll move that to my other box as soon as I can lay hands on the 8350...if they'd just release the danged thing!
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    schmich , September 25, 2012 1:46 PM
    cats_paw125W? if true we got a monstrosity there... Dont even want to start thinking how much will it draw when overclocked.

    125W has been the norm for AMD's highest end for a while. Intel has had 130W for its extreme processors. Sandy Bridge had 95W and Ivy Bridge 77W so. It's quite the difference between the two manufactures.
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    yobobjm , September 25, 2012 1:48 PM
    If that 8350 has anywhere near that 20% increase promised, and is still a 125w tdp, an upgrade will be a no brainer. I hope AMD doesn't dissapoint this time.
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    murzar , September 25, 2012 1:50 PM
    Samsung 840 and now this, I can already imagine a really awesome build in my mind!
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , September 25, 2012 1:52 PM
    AMD, I want you to succeed, so good luck. That being said, if your chips are comparatively crippled in Windows 7 by scheduling issues that are resolved in Windows 8, you are very unlikely to get my money.
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    amk09 , September 25, 2012 2:03 PM
    I agree with CaedenV, I am rooting for AMD because the closer they get to Intel in performance, the more Intel is going to have to step their game up. Vishera and Trinity look very promising, woot competition!
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    belardo , September 25, 2012 2:09 PM
    When Intel's Haswell comes out, it will still be 77w while gaining 10% more performance.

    The FX 8350 will need to equal the i7-3770 for anyone to take notice... At $250, to only equal the $215~230 i5-3570/K CPUs ($190 locally) with a hotter CPU without PCIe 3.0 or native USB3.0 support just won't impress anyone.

    Actually, PCIe 3.0 missing will always be a major hit on AMD. I'm not sure why they are even bothering with this?
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    Device Unknown , September 25, 2012 2:10 PM
    I'm a huge fan of AMD. Even though I don't own any of their new products. I NEEDED performance so was stuck with Intel. I would to anything to get the performance i needed with and AMD chip.
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    Avro Arrow , September 25, 2012 2:11 PM
    cats_paw125W? if true we got a monstrosity there... Dont even want to start thinking how much will it draw when overclocked.

    What, 125W is abnormal? Both of my Phenom II X4's are 125W. It's not like this is anything new, but it seems that you probably are...lol

    Besides that, I am really hoping that AMD gets it right this time. I bought my 990FX AM3+ motherboard specifically for bulldozer and because of the last debacle, I ended up just getting a Phenom II X4 965 because my Phenom II X4 940 doesn't support AM3. Come on AMD! Get it right this time! Give me a reason to buy a new CPU!
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    belardo , September 25, 2012 2:16 PM
    Old_Fogie_Late_BloomerAMD, I want you to succeed, so good luck. That being said, if your chips are comparatively crippled in Windows 7 by scheduling issues that are resolved in Windows 8, you are very unlikely to get my money.
    Keep in mind, Windows8 may improve Intel performance too. ;) 

    Windows8 runs pretty smooth, even on rather old 5year tech. But Win8 metro interface/retarded charms makes Windows8 a worthless OS.

    *I* will be buying my Win7pro-64bit next week or so for my next PC upgrade... $140. When I could simply use one of my 3 dusty WinXP licences to get Win8Pro for $40... Windows8 isn't worth $40 to me... thats a night of drinking at a club in which I'll get something out of it.
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    de5_Roy , September 25, 2012 2:20 PM
    $175 for 6 core....
    for that price, these better not choke single gfx cards or bottleneck cfx/sli setups...
    if the 8 cores sell for $180 and lower.... not that i am expecting such low prices at launch... :) 
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    Onus , September 25, 2012 2:23 PM
    I am fearful that real world performance won't justify these prices. It's not that they're high, it's that we know Intel kicks butt at those prices. AMD needs to offer similar performance if they want to charge the same amount; I'm not optimistic, and history seems to be on my side.
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    belardo , September 25, 2012 2:23 PM
    Avro ArrowBesides that, I am really hoping that AMD gets it right this time. I bought my 990FX AM3+ motherboard specifically for bulldozer and because of the last debacle, I ended up just getting a Phenom II X4 965 because my Phenom II X4 940 doesn't support AM3. Come on AMD! Get it right this time!
    Right on! We do need the competition... I'm still not seeing it.
    That $250 FX CPU may just surpass the i5-2500, at best. Really, just take an 8120 ($160) and overclock it to 4400Mhz and it should equal the $250 FX 8350 CPU... guessing.

    Guess we'll know in a week or so.
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    southernshark , September 25, 2012 2:27 PM
    I still feel like these are not really 8 core processor, but more like 4 core + processors.

    I am still not trading in my Phenom II 6 core for one of these........ which is sad.
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