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AMD Plans New FX Processors to Go Up Against Ivy Bridge

By - Source: Donanimhaber | B 197 comments

AMD will be reacting to the launch of Intel's Ivy Bridge processors with four new FX CPUs that are slotted for a Q2 release.

In the mainstream, AMD will be adding the FX-6130 to complement its the 6-core FX-6100 and FX-6200 with a 3.9 GHz/ 3.6 GHz version. In the entry level area, AMD is now listing the quad-core FX-4130 with 3.9 GHz/3.8 GHz. Both processors are 125 watt parts.

When released, AMD will be offering a total of eight 32 nm, Zambezi-based FX processors - three quad-core CPUs, three hexacore processors and two eight-core versions - spanning a packed price range from $115 to $245. We would expect AMD to adjust its processor pricing closer to the Ivy Bridge launch as well.

The new 4130 model could turn out to be a new budget model as it will only include half of the 8 MB L3 cache of all other FX CPUs.

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  • 47 Hide
    ubercake , March 23, 2012 12:39 PM
    Whatever...
  • 36 Hide
    kawininjazx , March 23, 2012 12:48 PM
    Maybe they can beat the i5 2500K by 2014.
  • 35 Hide
    NightbladeXX , March 23, 2012 12:45 PM
    what a misleading title
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  • 47 Hide
    ubercake , March 23, 2012 12:39 PM
    Whatever...
  • 27 Hide
    tbake , March 23, 2012 12:41 PM
    exactly what i thought.
  • 35 Hide
    NightbladeXX , March 23, 2012 12:45 PM
    what a misleading title
  • 24 Hide
    tolham , March 23, 2012 12:47 PM
    they couldn't compete with sandy bridge, why even try to compete with ivy bridge? and i thought they were moving away from desktop processors to focus more on servers/mobile processors.
  • 34 Hide
    geekchaser , March 23, 2012 12:48 PM
    Even as a AMD fan, all I can see is we'll see....... But prolly not
  • 36 Hide
    kawininjazx , March 23, 2012 12:48 PM
    Maybe they can beat the i5 2500K by 2014.
  • 29 Hide
    synd , March 23, 2012 12:49 PM
    At least with this series they might beat the good old i3-2100
  • 8 Hide
    borden5 , March 23, 2012 12:50 PM
    nothing new here unless they can pull miracle on next gen "komodo" which i doubt, but i'm just hoping they gave i5 at least a run for their money
  • 21 Hide
    Goldengoose , March 23, 2012 12:55 PM
    See i think we all would like to see AMD pull something out of the bag to compete just so we had different options availible.

    Unfortunate it won't happen.
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    bjaminnyc , March 23, 2012 12:59 PM
    This is kinda' like saying, Ford is releasing a new Focus to go against the Farrari 458 Italia.
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    Onus , March 23, 2012 1:04 PM
    Very misleading title. I thought it might be a reference to Piledriver; these new chips aren't up against Ivy Bridge, they can barely compete with Sandy Bridge Pentium and i3.
    What a waste.
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    billybobser , March 23, 2012 1:04 PM
    bjaminnycThis is kinda' like saying, Ford is releasing a new Focus to go against the Farrari 458 Italia.

    Ain't that the truth, only issue is though, at least the ford has price/performance. This has absolutely Zip.

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    velocityg4 , March 23, 2012 1:08 PM
    125 watts, I guess AMD is just pumping up Ghz at the cost of heat to try and compete like Intel did with the Pentium IV. Come on AMD what happened to the geniuses you had that trounced Intel with the Athlon 64? They are doing well with AMD Fusion, Hondo looks promising and the Radeon HD 7000 series are great in power savings and completely trounce nVidia in performance per watt.
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    supall , March 23, 2012 1:18 PM
    Title is misleading. More like AMD plans to push out additional processors and adjust the price to compete better - not necessarily a head-on battle. :\
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    voodoobunny , March 23, 2012 1:19 PM
    velocityg4... the Radeon HD 7000 series are great in power savings and completely trounce nVidia in performance per watt.


    GTX 680 - not so much any more :( 
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    de5_Roy , March 23, 2012 1:24 PM
    in other(hypothetical) news, intel ivb dev team was laughing after reading this article.
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    A Bad Day , March 23, 2012 1:31 PM
    It's like Intel releasing additional Pentium 4s and Ds to compete against AMD's Athlon64 X2...

    Chip in a BoxIvy Bridge isn't much of an upgrade and it overclocks worse than sandy. It's also a very hot chip.


    How do you know? The 3770K (IB) and the 2700K (SB) have the same clock rate, cores and HT, the only difference is that the IB has a TDP of 77W, the SB has a TPD of 95W.
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    Anonymous , March 23, 2012 1:38 PM
    Chip in a box... you are an AMD fanboy. Almost everything you said has already been proven wrong. It is a major upgrade to Sandy Bridge (15% faster on CPU up to 2x faster on graphics, has more room for overclocking, and considerably cooler at 77W).
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    DrinkTray , March 23, 2012 1:39 PM
    Oh no...what will Intel do?! "It's over Johnny!"
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