AMD Launches the FX-4350 and FX-6350 Piledriver CPUs

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bustapr

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thats quite an interesting price. usually tdp is not a big factor in pricing, but this time you getto choose between a lower power/slower cpu and a higher power/faster cpu at the same price. i like having this choice.
 

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Overclocked, but not necessarily higher-binned, if they have higher TDPs, they may have slightly higher stock voltages, and lower headroom for OC'ing.
 

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I will be interested to see the FX-4350 game benchmarks. It's pretty apparent from benchmarks that games don't use more than 4 cores right now so the 4.3/4.3Ghz could make it the fastest AMD gaming chip.
 

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That was always the problem with the 4300/6300 choice, too. The Quad cores should be $110 max for it to be attractive.



 

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My FX-6300 overclocked to 4.2Ghz while undervolted to 1.3v (1.375v stock). Obviously AMD has raised the voltage for these parts, but you can easily undervolt them for 20-30w savings.
 

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Looks like a standard uptick in MHz. My fx 6300 went to 4.5ghz with very little effort so the value/performance/headroom factor is still good for AMD. I like to hear what AMD is up to these days, it keeps the CPU market interesting for us poor gamers.
 

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The 4350 looks particularly interesting. Higher clock & double the cache. Could be an excellent chip if the price is right.
 

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I'm confused as to why the author didn't highlight the 4350's extra cache; speed bumps are one thing, extra cache is another. In addition, whilst AMD released new Phenom IIs and Athlon IIs at slightly higher clocks for the same - or similar - price as their existing product line, here we're talking a much larger increase for the same money - more than 10% better performance on average.
As for TDPs, I doubt they'd have gone up that much (it's a shame that AMD don't have TDP brackets smaller than 30W at the upper end of the scale).
 

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Wow, compared to FX-8350 at $180-$200, FX-6350 is a steal. Now I need to find a quality motherboard around $130 for my next build. Any idea?
 

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The 32nm process has matured. They get some higher binned parts.
The pricing is still odd. Who wouldn't pay $10 more for 50% more cores?
The 2 module PD is a cut down version of the 3 module. And the 3 module is a full die from what I read before, mostly due to 50% of their volume being 3 module or less.
So they must not have many cut down dies to warrant a lower price.
 

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Hopefully these will come in at reasonable prices in my country, really wanting to upgrade from my Athlon II 440, but AMD in South Africa has completely dried up/shot up in prices compared to where they used to be (cheaper than their Intel counterparts) :/
 
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