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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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  • virtualban
    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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  • bustapr
    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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  • wanderer11
    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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  • alidan
    virtualbanwishing 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?the cpu race is apparently over. look at how much the gpu can support the cpu in many tasks that use to be the benchmark of a good cpu. on the consumer end, lets say if we had full hardware acceleration, would we need a powerful cpu or would we need a better gpu? because the way i see it, the cpus are good enough for consumer use, we dont need that constant upgrade anymore, and anything like rendering a video or such, that can be offloaded to the gpu to do it faster than the cpu ever could.
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  • silverblue
    FMX

    FMA3 and FMA4.

    some instruction sets not included with similarly priced Intel CPUs
    Not included with Intel CPUs, full stop, at least not until Haswell and then, only FMA3.
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  • zooted
    The egg has the 4130 listed as a Zambezi chip. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113291
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  • frozentundra123456
    I dont see any confusion with the naming. x3xx is piledriver, x1xx is bulldozer.

    The price is right though at 100.00. The only problem is that 125w is a lot of power for a chip that basically competes with a dual core i3 at I believe 66 watts. What I dont really understand is how this can have the same TDP as the 8 core 8350 which is even clocked higher.

    .I also dont think it is 22% faster than the i3 except in selective highly multithreaded workloads. If it was 22% faster overall, I doubt they would be pricing it so much lower than the i3. But overall not a bad buy if the power consumption doesnt bother you.
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  • enewmen
    I'm confident the PCs and CPUs are alive and well.
    I think we will start seeing huge gains again because of the next-gen consoles (using AMD APUs).
    The consoles will FINALLY force the publishers (and general managers) to give developers sufficient resources to write in 64bits, multi-core, and heterogeneous computing.
    Then FINALLY everyone will be using software that's true 64bit, using multi-core, and heterogeneous computing. The 32bit, single core, DX9 world must give way.
    (my 2 cents worth)
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  • NuclearShadow
    A lower price and outperforms its competitor's model. That is quite nice to see. Certainly now a favorable CPU for a budget build.
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  • womble
    Mercy, I hope the cooler from the 8350 is different than the 8150 then...'cos if they are saying that is quiet!
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