AMD releases FX-4170 and FX-6200 CPUs
Yesterday AMD released two FX-Series "unlocked" microprocessors, based on Buldozer micro-architecture. New CPUs are FX-4170 and FX-6200. Details of these SKUs were known for quite some time. AMD FX-4170 was part of original Bulldozer announcement in October of last year. FX-6200 emerged in CPU specifications database on AMD website last December, which we mistakenly interpreted as a sign of launched product.
FX-Series 4170 with base 4.2 GHz base frequency is going to be the highest clocked at this moment x86-compatible processor for consumer market. The chip supports Turbo Core technology, that can raise the clock by another 100 MHz. The FX-4170 has 4 cores, and comes with 4 MB L2 and 8 MB L3 caches.
AMD FX-6200 is clocked a bit lower than the FX-4170, from 3.8 GHz stock to 4.1 GHz maximum Turbo Core speed. The CPU has 6 cores and 6 MB L2 cache. Like the 4170, the FX-6200 packs 8 MB L3 cache.
Both processors support SSE4 and AVX instructions, and have 125 Watt Thermal Design Power. Official prices for these FX models are not yet known. The CPUs were available for pre-order in US since the end of January / beginning of February. Current pre-order prices for FX-4170 start from $145, and FX-6200 is listed for $178 and higher.
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