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2013-04-30T11:37:08Z
AMD announced a pair of new FX-series processors, the AMD FX-4350 and AMD FX-6350, which will serve to add a couple of new S[censored] to the Piledriver/Vishera mix. Previously, AMD’s latest crop of high-end desktop chips consisted of the 8-core FX-8350 and FX-8320, the 6-core FX-6300, and the 4-core FX-4300.

The FX-4350 (four cores, 4.3GHz Max Turbo) purports to offer a 10% performance increase over the previous generation and features 12MB of L2 and L3 cache and a 125W thermal envelope. The FX-6350 (six cores, 4.2GHz Max Turbo) has 14MB of L2 and L3 cache. Both are unlocked to give overclockers a little something to work with beyond their high stock CPU clocks, and both are compatible with AM3+.

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As is AMD’s practice, the introduction of the FX-4350 and FX-6350 at $122 and $132, respectively, will serve to offer customers more variation and options (however subtle) for AMD FX chips as well as bump down prices for the FX-4300 and FX-6300.

Hit up our review of the AMD FX-8350 Vishera chip to get a sense of where these two new processors might line up in terms of performance.
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Clixxer
2013-04-30T14:00:42Z

Hmm well for some beginner or mid level builds with these AMD chips it would be a good option, high clocks and hopefully room to OC.

realneil
2013-04-30T20:41:16Z

It's always good to see new CPUs on the market.

Kidbest100
2013-04-30T22:58:15Z

realneil wrote:

It's always good to see new CPUs on the market.

It's also always good to see AMD still kicking to create a bit more competition! :)

realneil
2013-05-01T13:18:10Z

Kidbest100 wrote:

It's also always good to see AMD still kicking to create a bit more competition! :)

I agree, anything that they successfully do has the effect of reigning in Intel to some degree. Without AMD around, we would be paying a lot more for gear.

Clixxer
2013-05-01T15:36:51Z

realneil wrote:

I agree, anything that they successfully do has the effect of reigning in Intel to some degree. Without AMD around, we would be paying a lot more for gear.

I don't think Intel would charge more but it might be longer between new tech put out to the public if they were the only desktop chip manufacturer. Then again i'm still waiting on ARM or Samsung to throw their hat into the ring and see if they can do anything. 

Kidbest100
2013-05-02T00:33:50Z

Clixxer wrote:

[quote user="realneil"]

I agree, anything that they successfully do has the effect of reigning in Intel to some degree. Without AMD around, we would be paying a lot more for gear.

I don't think Intel would charge more but it might be longer between new tech put out to the public if they were the only desktop chip manufacturer. Then again i'm still waiting on ARM or Samsung to throw their hat into the ring and see if they can do anything. 

More competition, especially with guys like Samsung, is most of the time, a good sign for the market!