Pre-order prices for upcoming AMD FX CPUs

Last Sunday Intel listed three new Core i5 desktop microprocessors in company's official pricelist. Another desktop Core i7 model will be launched in two weeks. It seems that AMD also prepares to refresh their FX line of desktop processors, targeted at computer enthusiasts. We recently spotted available for pre-order unreleased FX-4170 and FX-6200 CPUs. Also, AMD is going to offer in US a variation of FX-8150 model with liquid cooling.

AMD FX-4170 will be the first production AMD processor with clock speed greater than 4 GHz. This quad-core CPU is clocked at 4.2 GHz, and up to 4.3 GHz when two or more cores are idle. As all retail FX-Series products, FX-4170 has unlocked clock multiplier, and comes with 8 MB L3 cache. Thermal Design Power of this model is 125 Watt. The chip can be pre-ordered for $153.27, and we hope that the price will drop a bit once the FX-4170 is released.

FX-Series FX-6200 is a six-core CPU with 3.8 GHz core frequency, which can be boosted as high as 4.1 GHz with the help of integrated Turbo Core technology. FX-6200 features are identical to FX-4170, i.e. it has 8 MB L3 cache, 125W TDP, and the same set of on-chip technologies and instruction set extensions. Pre-order price for this CPU is $188.48, which is close to $175 1K price, that was reported last month.

Boxed FX-8150 microprocessor was initially offered with an air cooled heatsink and fan. That chip had FD8150FRGUBOX box part number. AMD also sold in some markets a version of FX-8150 with liquid cooling, and that version with FD8150FRGUWOX part number may soon appear in US. The FD8150FRGUWOX will be significantly more expensive than air-cooled FX-8150, and it is currently listed for $398.29.

Details of three new SKUs are provided below:

ModelCoresFrequencyTurbo FrequencyL3 cacheTDPPre-order price
FX-Series FX-417044.2 GHz4.3 GHz8 MB125 Watt$153.27
FX-Series FX-620063.8 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB125 Watt$188.48
FX-Series FX-8150 (WOX)83.6 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB125 Watt$398.29

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Comments: 2

That's great news, but...

2012-02-01 12:19:11
Posted by: Chris

Any word about B3 stepping towards bulldozer chips?

No B3,yet. Check the OPN, it is same as B2

2012-02-05 08:38:15
Posted by: no name

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