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AMD Launches New FX CPUs, Cuts Prices On Existing Processors Review



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.

via [Phoronix] AMD Launches New FX CPUs, Cuts Prices On Existing Processors Review.



Dewayne Carel

Dewyane began in the case modding scene when it was just starting out many years ago. He has created works for the likes of Cooler Master, ASUS, CPU Magazine, Razer, Zotac and more.

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