AMD Plans New FX Processors to Go Up Against Ivy Bridge

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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  • aje21
    Aren't the TDPs of these processors too high to be considered entry level - whatever the pricing?
  • silver565
    How can AMD expect to win this? Seriously?
  • acoriano
    My soccer team competed in one event recently we lost by 9-1...
    Maybe we should change the name of our team to AMD.