AMD FX-4200 CPU spotted in Gigabyte support list
In the third quarter of the year AMD is going to launch new FX processors with "Piledriver" core, that should improve efficiency of current Bulldozer cores. Before the launch, the company was planning to release a couple of FX chips based on older Bulldozer micro-architecture. In February Donanimhaber published a slide with roadmap for the first three quarters of 2012. If the roadmap is correct, we should see FX-4120 and FX-6120 in the second quarter. It is possible that in addition to these microprocessors, AMD will also release FX-4200, that was spotted today on Gigabyte website by 3DNews.ru:
According to specifications in Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 CPU support list, AMD FX-4200 will operate at 3.3 GHz, that is lower than FX-4100, and at the same time have higher 125 Watt TDP. There is one interesting tidbit about this model: it has 8 MB level 2 cache, or twice as much as FX-4100/FX-4170 CPUs. Gigabyte CPU support list is the only source of information on this SKU, therefore we can't tell if it's a mistake in the specs, or the processor does have larger L2 cache, or AMD decided not to follow their naming convention and release 8-core CPU as FX-4200 (which is very unlikely). In any case, the size of L3 cache on the 4200 chip stays the same, as on current FX-4000 series microprocessors. The processor will have core stepping B2.
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