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AMD FX-4130 CPU Could Finally Come to Market

By - Source: CPU World | B 53 comments

First spotted by the folks over at CPU World, the quad-core processor is listed for $120.42 with no information when the processor will ship.

Originally, the chip was scheduled to launch in Q1 or Q2 together with additional SKUs, including the quad-core versions 4120, 4150 and 4200 as well as the eight-core models 8140 and 8170. However, that launch never happened and AMD has remained silent on the reasons and possible future launch dates. While the listing on ShopBLT could be a fluke, there are now rumors that the chips could be launching in September or October.

The 4130 integrates the 32 nm Zambezi core and ships with a clock speed of 3800/3900 MHz. The thermal design power is 125 watts.

AMD did not comment on the availability of this or other possible future FX processors.

 

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    Marco925 , August 23, 2012 1:06 PM
    idroidFanboy...

    he's a fanboy because pricing influences his decision whether he goes intel or AMD?

    You need to go back to urban dictionary to study the lingo man. Internet slang 101
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    technoholic , August 23, 2012 12:39 PM
    when is the trinity desktop coming up?
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    captainblacko , August 23, 2012 11:36 AM
    if the price is right on them then i would like to be bulldozed
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    captainblacko , August 23, 2012 11:36 AM
    if the price is right on them then i would like to be bulldozed
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    pharoahhalfdead , August 23, 2012 11:40 AM
    125 watts? That's the same as the 8150. Surely AMD can do better than that.
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    greghome , August 23, 2012 12:00 PM
    Quote:
    125 watts? That's the same as the 8150. Surely AMD can do better than that.


    all the FX chips share the exact same die as the perfect 8 core models, hence the incredible amount of L3 even on the Quad cores, hence that crazy amount of power draw.

    I'd say they could have cut power draw on the Quad Core models to less than 95watt with the same clocks if they had bother to remove half the L3...then again, I don't think it's practical with BD's design
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    doron , August 23, 2012 12:23 PM
    greghomeall the FX chips share the exact same die as the perfect 8 core models, hence the incredible amount of L3 even on the Quad cores, hence that crazy amount of power draw. I'd say they could have cut power draw on the Quad Core models to less than 95watt with the same clocks if they had bother to remove half the L3...then again, I don't think it's practical with BD's design



    TDP != Power draw.
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1766/15/
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    spp85 , August 23, 2012 12:28 PM
    I think we may wait for the 28nm Steamroller generation CPU for an alternative to Intel's overpriced CPUs.
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    technoholic , August 23, 2012 12:39 PM
    when is the trinity desktop coming up?
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    farensabri , August 23, 2012 12:41 PM
    The way I see it, the rumor that AMD is skipping Piledriver FX for desktop and waiting to release Steamroller altogether early next year is definitely possible. There is only like 4 months away until '13 and AMD has plenty of time to clear all their Bulldozers off the shelf rather than producing new Piledrivers.

    Although it seems that they already have the server part Abu Dhabi ready to be rolled out.
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    The_Trutherizer , August 23, 2012 12:58 PM
    When announcements of new hardware that has any impact on system performance is made then at least you should include information that in some way tries to illustrate where the chip will fit in. With this article I'm like... Either I go have to look up the history of CPU's and future plans before I can decide whether this is something to get excited about. The only interesting thing I saw was 3.8-3.9GHz. The rest was just waffle, waffle, PQBC67PY-XM, waffle, waffle.
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    The_Trutherizer , August 23, 2012 12:59 PM
    Not everybody is paid to keep track of what goes on in the PC hardware universe.
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    Marco925 , August 23, 2012 1:06 PM
    idroidFanboy...

    he's a fanboy because pricing influences his decision whether he goes intel or AMD?

    You need to go back to urban dictionary to study the lingo man. Internet slang 101
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    toddybody , August 23, 2012 1:08 PM
    AMD is off their rocker. They had a decent value proposition with gamers the last few years...but thats dwindling now. Bulldozer TDP and performance are just abysmal.
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    DjEaZy , August 23, 2012 1:33 PM
    ... i own a FX-8120 @ 4,2Ghz... and i do like it for multitasking... sometimes i don't even see that my taskbar is filled with 20 or more applications, and don't feel a lag... maybe that's, because of 16Gb RAM and 2x120Gb Vertex3 in RAID0... and i acknowledge, that i'm a AMD FanMan (tm) [not a boy anymore]... but the FX's are a really good concept... the software is not evolved jet... and i would like it very much, that under load the power draw would be less... AMD just need to improve the power draw and adjust the price according to performance and it is/would be a good CPU for the money... and with OpenCL more mainstream, just the CPU would be not enough... if you see a good intel laptop, it's good because it's combined with AMD or nVidia... so it will be more the combinations of things, not one component alone...
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    alidan , August 23, 2012 2:05 PM
    Razor512knowing AMD, it is probably 2 cores pretending to be 4 because their stupid marketing team decided, hey lets double one of the components that goes into a core then we can call this quad core CPU an 8 core.Imagine if other businesses were allowed to do that.Order 2 hamburgers and you only get 1 hamburger + an extra half a bun.Or you go to the store and buy a 2 pack of toothpaste and when you open the box you find that it is really just 1 tube with 2 caps on it.If you look at the benchmarks for their new FX series of CPU you will see that the performance of their 8 core CPU ranges from being that of a 4 core CPU and for a select few processing tasks that take advantage of the fraction of an additional core that they added, then you get small boost causing about 1-2 cores of additional performance (overall the FX 8 core cant beat the phenom II x6 chips consistently enough to be considered a better chip


    its 2 core and 2 logical, because they have more of a core than intel, they can call it quad core, and in some applications it beats intels threading solution, if refined well enough, would dance circles around intel. but lets look at firefox, its a web browser that is developed to still work on a pentium (old cpu, not the new line) processor, or at least has the legacy code still in it. for the software to evolve to really take advantage of amd, would take years.
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    deanjo , August 23, 2012 2:24 PM
    Razor512knowing AMD, it is probably 2 cores pretending to be 4 because their stupid marketing team decided, hey lets double one of the components that goes into a core then we can call this quad core CPU an 8 core.


    You know there is no set industry standard definition of what a core is right?
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    bustapr , August 23, 2012 2:29 PM
    i really doubt the jump from 3.6ghz(on fx4100) to 3.8/3.9ghz(on this) justifies the jump from 95W(on fx4100) to 125W. the fx 4100 IMO is still a very good option on cheap diverse rigs at $110.

    spookymanAnd yet the i5-2500k still beats it.

    ^to this i say, no shit fanboy. this comment just makes it seem like the person didnt even care about the article, instead just went to the comments to troll.
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