Both of these chips are a great deal faster than their predecessors
Two weeks after it introduced the FX-4170 and FX-6200 processors into its Bulldozer CPU lineup, AMD added the MSRPs of these two chips to its official price list, thus confirming the rumors that suggested these were considerably more expensive than their predecessors.Both the FX-4170 and FX-6200 are a great deal faster than the FX-4100 and the FX-6100 they replace, so when it priced these two chips AMD decided that they should cost $20 more than their predecessors.
As a result, the FX-4170 has an MSRP of $135 (about 102 EUR), while the FX-6200 has a recommended price of $165 (roughly 125 EUR).
The FX-4170 is a quad-core processor with a base speed of 4.2GHz and a 4.3GHz maximum Turbo, which is quite a departure from AMD’s original FX-4100 that works at 3.6/3.8GHz.
Since the chip comprises just two Bulldozer modules, its L2 cache is limited at 4MB, but the good news is that AMD kept the Level 3 cache intact, so the FX-4170 packs 8MB of last level memory.
The FX-6200 also comes equipped with 8MB of L3 cache, but its Level 2 cache size was increased at 6MB since this is a six-core processor.
The base operating frequency of the FX-6200 is set at 3.8GHz, but this can go as high as 4.1GHz when not all its cores are in use, thanks to the inclusion of AMD’s Turbo Core dynamic overclocking technology.
Both the FX-4170 and the FX-6200 have a TDP of 125 Watts and have arrived in stock at several retailers across the US, including Amazon, Provantage, and Newegg, according to CPU-World.
The FX-4100 and FX-6100 will continue to co-exist with these new AMD chips for a while, but nobody knows for sure how long this will continue to happen.