AMD today is rolling out three new FX-Series processors (the FX-8320E, FX-8370E, and FX-8370) while cutting prices on their existing Vishera AM3+ FX processors. AMD sent over the new FX-8370 and FX-8370E CPUs last week to Phoronix (the FX-8320E is still forthcoming) so we are here with the rundown on the Linux performance of these new FX CPUs compared to a wide variety of other Intel and AMD Linux systems with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
AMD’s roll-out today of new FX-Series processors (to some dismay) is not about the adoption of a new architecture (Steamroller/Excavator) or any major revamp, but the new CPUs come in at the mid and low-end of the FX spectrum. For all the existing AM3+ CPUs, AMD is slashing prices — quite noticeably in some cases. For example, the AMD FX-9590 that was reviewed yesterday (thanks to AMD also including the new FX-9590 water cooling retail unit with these other models for review) is being lowered by almost $100 USD. While the FX-9590 is being cut down the most, the lower-end models are seeing between an $11 and $21 price reduction. Before getting any further, here is a table by AMD PR that conveniently shows the new processors and the price changes to the existing models.