Today, AMD unveiled its new FX series of CPUs for desktop PCs. This new series of processor from the company is aimed at enthusiast and overclockers, and come with a fully unlocked multiplier. This also marks the return of FX brand from AMD, which had earlier died thanks to the onslaught of Intel’s Core series of processor.
The AMD FX series of processors include the first-ever eight-core desktop processor, to be priced at a mere $245. The FX series of CPUs are based on AMD’s new micro-architecture Bulldozer.
AMD FX CPUs are back with a vengeance, as validated by the recent feat of setting a Guinness World Records ® title for Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor,’said Chris Cloran, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Group at AMD. While overclockers will certainly enjoy the frequencies the AMD FX processors can achieve, PC enthusiasts and HD media aficionados will appreciate the remarkable experience that AMD FX processors can provide as part of a balanced, affordable desktop system.
All the CPUs under the FX brand will come with unlocked multiplier, and use AMD’s Turbo Core Technology to optimize performance and lower power-consumption.
Below are the specifications and price of the various FX processors announced by AMD today :
- FX-8150: Eight cores, 3.6 GHz CPU base (3.9 GHz Turbo Core, 4.2 GHz Max Turbo), $245 suggested retail price (U.S.)
- FX-8120: Eight cores, 3.1 GHz CPU base (3.4 GHz Turbo Core, 4.0 GHz Max Turbo), $205 suggested retail price (U.S.)
- FX-6100: Six cores, 3.3 GHz CPU base (3.6 GHz Turbo Core, 3.9 GHz Max Turbo), $165 suggested retail price (U.S.)
- FX-4100: Four cores, 3.6 GHz CPU base (3.7 GHz Turbo Core, 3.8 GHz Max Turbo), $115 suggested retail price (U.S.)
The new FX series of processor should be available at all major online retailers and physical shops near you, by the end of this week.