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Even though Advanced Micro Devices these days does not compete for the high-end of the desktop microprocessor market, the company can still offer viable solutions for entry-level and mainstream markets. According to a media report, the company is working on a cost-efficient eight-core central processing unit that will belong to the FX family.

At present AMD only offers two eight-core processors – FX-8350 and FX-8320 – with 125W thermal design power that are priced at $195 and $169, respectively. The products require sophisticated cooling solutions, which further increases their price for the end-user and makes such chips an option for enthusiasts. In a bid to satisfy demand for multi-core chips by truly mainstream customers, AMD intends to release eight-core FX-8300 microprocessor, which fits into 95W power envelope and costs less than $169.

Several makers of mainboards have already added support for AMD model FX-8300 (model: FD8300WMW8KHK) central processing units, reports TechPowerUp web-site, which implies that the launch of the chip is not far away. However, given current position of the eight-core FX processors, it is highly-likely that the FX-8300 will first be offered through complete systems.

The new eight-core AMD FX-8300 product will have nominal clock-speed of 3.20GHz and maximum Turbo Core frequency of 3.60GHz. The novelty will continue to have 8MB level-two cache, 8MB level-three cache and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The processor will be compatible with socket AM3+ infrastructure.

AMD did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: AMD, FX, Piledriver, Vishera, Viperfish, 32nm, Bulldozer, Zambezi

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2 7 [Posted by: idonotknow  | Date: 11/07/12 09:55:46 AM]
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Did you read the word "processor" on their ad, or in the article? It's not an APU, but they do sell some if that's what you want. Some people don't want that, and want a processor to be used with a discrete card.

You're unhappy AMD gives people a choice?
3 5 [Posted by: TA152H  | Date: 11/07/12 10:43:41 AM]
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2 5 [Posted by: AvONbaCK  | Date: 11/07/12 12:49:40 PM]
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1 4 [Posted by: tecknurd  | Date: 11/07/12 01:37:07 PM]
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this is just the same chip from the same fab which instead of fussing off 2 cores they have just decided to run at a lower frequency. nothing more won't make a big difference in the market but as they say in Tesco's every little help's and boy do they need help.
4 1 [Posted by: hafizmajid  | Date: 11/07/12 02:10:50 PM]
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There is nothing "new" with the FX-8300 chip. Simply, they have to lower clocks to stay within a lower power envelope. Of course, the CPU will not be unlocked. Overall, not a bad tradeoff.

The fact that there is no update to the AM3+ platform is an indication that this is likely the swan song for non-APU AMD retail processors.
4 2 [Posted by: BernardP  | Date: 11/07/12 02:23:44 PM]
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1 5 [Posted by: AvONbaCK  | Date: 11/08/12 05:08:34 AM]
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We will see soon Athlon s for AM3 + based on this cores most probable.No L3 less power sucked and maybe even more over/clocking headroom.

AMD will not die no matter what some trolls here say.

""Horses don t die when dog want""

2013 will be a good year for AMD with growth.I would buy some stocks now when they are low
4 3 [Posted by: HeadlessBottleneck  | Date: 11/08/12 05:17:53 AM]
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"I would buy some stocks now when they are low" LOL
Exactly how much lower do you want them to be?
When they are finally bankrupt? LOL
1 3 [Posted by: AvONbaCK  | Date: 11/08/12 05:38:38 AM]
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They have great GPU portofolio ,they have a great opportunity with the APU-s (having in mind the fact they will be included in the next consoles).
AMD will not go bankrupt my troll friend.
Maybe you should take a look at AMD across times to understand.

However ,if this happens ,don t worry Intel will split in half and industry will manage.

So much hate ,are you an ex AMD employee ?!
If you are one of the ones that designed Phenoms you deserved it

4 3 [Posted by: HeadlessBottleneck  | Date: 11/08/12 06:43:58 AM]
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LoL Actually Phenoms are much better than this silly architecture. If they picked up where they left off they would be in a much better position right now.
Its obvious that this bulldozers crap has sunk them to the bottom of the sea.
You silly why do you think there is no steamroller for 2013? Because the whole design and architecture needs to be fixed.
1 3 [Posted by: AvONbaCK  | Date: 11/08/12 07:37:58 AM]
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It seems you don t remember what first Phenom was and how crap performed against Athlon 64.Athlon X2 6400 was practically humiliating any Phenom 1.
They wanted a TRUE 4 core with Phenom and today we have dual core modules.Those modules could of been the Athlon 64 ones but it seems they ve chosen the Phenom stuff.
Phenom was a useless step.Bulldozer was there in 2007 ,ready to be made.
Bulldozer looks much better than Phenom if you compare.

Your idea that AMD is going bankrupt has no relation to the reality you are basing your statements on stock speculative market.
When they ve released Phenom 1 they did not even had good GPU-s ,neither APU-s that fit entry level market and they didnt go under ,not to mention the huge debt.Maybe the aquisition of the server stuff drained a little the resources but in 2 years we will see growth right from that like form the ATI aquisition.
2 2 [Posted by: HeadlessBottleneck  | Date: 11/08/12 08:14:15 AM]
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You silly yes Phenom 1 was not so great and that is why you keep building and improving your architecture. Not scrap it and start from the beginning with something completely different. That is why Intel is so successful.
Move on silly boy.
1 3 [Posted by: AvONbaCK  | Date: 11/08/12 08:44:25 AM]
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Thank you for your kind appreciation man.

Intel is successful because of the monopolistic status mostly.
Everything they make is absorbed by the market thru software developers ,compilers ,computer manufacturers and media ownage.
They could release crap for 5 years in a row and channels will sell that and promote it.

I was trying to say AMD wasted time with the Phenom true 4 cores.

Vishera is ok on the other hand and it will sell good.Once the fabrication gets forward we will have the 8350 at a 95 W TDP envelope which is perfect.

Keep crying .
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