AMD continues to launch more models in the FX series of processors, and yet again it is in the lower segment. Among the news we find FX-4130, which will be first model with reduced L3 cache.
Almost six months have passed since AMD launched the FX series, and it is time to upgrade the lineup with some new models. FX-6200 and FX-4170 has just been listed and is available in stores, and it is now time for two more models with six and four cores respectively. the two new models that are mentioned above will move into slightly lower price ranges.
||3.6 GHz||3.8 GHz||4.2 GHz||3.3 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.8 GHz|
|Turbo Core||3.8 GHz||3.9 GHz||4.3 GHz||3.9 GHz||3.9 GHz||4.1 GHz|
|L2 cache||2 x 2 MB||3 x 2 MB|
|L3 cache||8 MB||4 MB||8 MB||8 MB||8 MB||8 MB|
FX-6130 gets six cores and is nearly identical to FX-6100, execpt the base frequency that is 3.6 GHz and the TDP that is moved up to 125W. The boost in frequency means the end user is guaranteed better performance, which the various Turbo modes available today can. These us only 25€ betwen FX-6100 and FX-6200, which to us makes it look like FX-6130 will replace the former of the two.
FX-4130 is a relatively mild boost from FX-4100 and lands at 3.8 GHz with a Turbo mode at 3.9 GHz. Worth noting is that it is the first processor in the entire FX series with a reduced L3 cache, where it has to settle for 4 MB. The same can be said about FX-4130 as FX-6130, there is only 20€ between the models it is supposed to land between.
Both models went into production by the end of February and the launch is set for Q2, most likely the end of April.