AMD quietly announced the release of two new FX processors with Bulldozer core.
The quad-core 4170 breaks through the 4 GHz mark with a base clock speed of 4.2 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo) and complements the 4100 (3.6 GHz/3.8 GHz) on the lower end of the FX series. It is AMD's first processor that offers a base clock speed of more than 4 GHz. The 6-core 6200 will come with a base clock of 3.8 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo). Both processors are rated at a TDP of 125 watts. The manufacturer did not reveal the prices of these two CPUs, but mentioned that their availability "is happening on a rolling timeline, so availability will vary by market."
With the introduction of these two new processors, AMD has also reduced the price of its FX-8120. The chip is now offered for a suggested retail price of $185, down from $205.