AMD FX-8300 and FX-8320 to launch in October
We previously reported on new AMD FX-8350 eight core microprocessor, coming in the fourth quarter. Due to improved micro-architecture and higher stock frequency, that part will offer moderate performance boost over current flagship AMD FX-8150. The FX-8350 is not going to be released alone. According to Fudzilla, AMD plans to launch FX-8300 and FX-8320 eight-core models together with the 8350.
AMD FX-8300 and FX-8350 will be based on Piledriver, or enhanced Bulldozer, 32nm microarchitecture, which is estimated to have up to 15% better performance than the first-generation Bulldozer chips. Like FX-8100 series processors, the FX-8300 and 8320 will integrate 4 Bulldozer modules with 2 CPU cores per module, and shared 8 MB L3 cache. They will also incorporate DDR3 memory controller with 1866 MHz data rate support, and HyperTransport interface. The FX-8300 will operate at 3.3 GHz (or 3.2 GHz) clock speed, and have 95 Watt Thermal Design Power. AMD FX-8320 will be clocked at 3.5 GHz, and can be boosted as high as 4 GHz. In addition to higher clock speeds, the 8320 will also come with higher 125 Watt TDP. Both CPUs will be available late October.
It's interesting that the upcoming FX-8300 series lineup resembles a lot of the FX-8100 launch lineup in October 2011. Both lineups include two high-power 125W CPUs, and one slightly slower and more power efficient SKU. Based on the fact that the FX-8100 CPU with 95W TDP was not available in retail, we suspect that the FX-8300 is also destined for OEM desktop systems.
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