AMD FX-series Vishera CPUs price rumored to be cheaper then reported before
According to fud on a repost from another site:
"According to a latest rumor, AMD's upcoming Vishera FX-Series CPUs might actually surprise a lot of people with their price.
As rumored earlier, AMD plans to launch a total of four FX-Series CPUs based on the new Piledriver architecture including the flagship FX-8350, as well as the FX-8320, FX-6300 and the FX-4300. The flagship eight-core FX-8350 ticks at 4GHz with 4.2GHz Turbo, features 16MB of cache (8MB of L3 cache) and should sell at US $199.
The lower clocked eight-core FX-8320 working at 3.5/4.0GHz should launch at US $175. The six-core 3.5GHz/4.1GHz clocked FX-6300 will launch at US $135, while the quad-core 3.8GHz/4GHz clocked FX-4300 will have a launch price of US $125.
The pricing sounds pretty good and will surely put some additional pressure on Intel's performance equivalents.
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AMD FX-series Vishera CPUs price rumored
Please please AMD perform well. I really want an excuse to purchase your stuff again.
Of course with 5 days away from there suposive launch ..... Sky might be the guy to know that & not able to say much about so till then ... :thumb:
I won't talk but IF (and that is a big IF) the higher end Vishera part goes for $199, the closest unlocked Intel processor is the 3570K which actually performs a BIT better than the 2500K.
Intel's current / previous lineup looks like this:
Sandy Bridge E:
3960X (6C, 12T): Still in market ($1030)
3930K (6C, 12T): Still in market ($570)
3820: Still in market ($299)
SB to IVB:
2700K (4C, 8T) --> 3770K 4/8 ($329)
2600K 4C, 8T) --> No direct replacement
2500K (4C, 4T) --> 3570K 4/4 ($229)
2500 (4C, 4T) --> 3570 4/4 ($199)
And so on....
So IF AMD hits that $199 mark, they will essentially be going up against a processor that is NOT unlocked and only has four threads.
On the flip side, as we saw in the Trinity review, the Piledriver (and Bulldozer) architecture very much lacks single thread performance.
I'm sorry but as an AMD fan this looks like AMD have not hit the mark on performance and are dropping prices to compensate. Also even if they do compete in some benchmarks with 2600k we all know single core performance probably won't be there.
I would love for AMD to prove me wrong.
Fingers crossed, but I think it's going to take a miracle for both single core performance and power consumption to come into check with a one generation jump... Both of which I will want with my next cpu.
they still look like great video encoding CPUs :D
What also has me curious is how they will be in both a win 7 & win 8 envoiroment ...
I think the lower costs could also be as result of how bad the whole fx thing went in general. Cause lets face it ... if everyone views it negatively & still being "crap" its gonna be hard to sell a revised version of "crap" for higher price point.
I am not going to keep my fingers crossed, its going to suck. But miracles can happen, and I really hope they turn things around. But still I highly doubt it. AMD is too far behind in mainstream processors. They used to be 2 generations behind and now 3.
The move from Bulldozer -> Piledriver is supposed to give an bump of some 10-15% according to AMD's publicly available slides. We'll see whether or not that will happen. Two more refreshes of that and Intel / AMD will be tied. All AMD has to do is fix their single thread performance and get 22nm out of the door.
The one ace up Intel's sleeve that AMD doesn't (and won't) have is Hyperthreading which essentially allows Intel to do more with less cores and lower power consumption.
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