AMD customers that are still enjoying the AM3+ platform are not forgotten by the company and the Texas based CPU and GPU designer is getting ready to launch some very powerful eight-core processors.
The new models use the long-awaited Piledriver
enhanced x86 core and the same 8 MB level 3 cache.
The maximum supported memory is still 1866 MHz DDR3, but the processors themselves will likely offer an overall 20% performance increase over today’s FX 8150 CPU like we’ve reported here
The new additions are reportedly
called FX 8300 and FX 8320.
These are unlocked CPUs and the former runs at a base frequency of 3.3 GHz while the latter rated at 3.5 GHz with a 4.0 GHz Turbo option.AMD
’s FX 8300 has every chance of becoming an overclocker’s favorite as it only sport a 95 watts maximum TDP while the FX 8320 is rated at 125 watts TDP just like the FX 8350 that we’ve reported here
The launch is estimated to be happening this autumn, but the pricing is closely held under wraps.