AMD FX 8350 - 8320 - 6300 and 4300 processors performance analyzed
AMD released the FX series Vishera - Piledriver based processor. And though everybody has been focusing on that most high-end AMD FX 8350 processor, another three processors have been released. Interesting ones as they are eight, six and four core FX processors
This article is nothing more then a performance overview of all four processors released yesterday. So this article is basically a big performance chart, for the architecture specifications and conclusions we urge you to read our AMD FX 8350 review. This article is a performance overview.
The processors added into the chart are the eight core AMD FX 8320, the six-core AMD FX 6300 and the four core AMD FX 4300.
These processors are all based on the same Vishera Piledriver architecture yet have a different numbers of cores with accompanying cache's, let's recap the four processors that have been launched first:
This 2nd generation of FX series processors will see four new processors. Two of them featuring eight processing cores while the two other include six and respectively four cores. The fastest of the upcoming chips is called the FX-8350 (which we review today) and it sports a base frequency of 4.0 GHz with a maximum Turbo frequency of 4.2GHz, 8MB of Level 2 cache memory, and has a TDP of 125W. The FX 8320 will be the same yet with lower clock frequencies, 3.5 GHz on the core and 4 GHz on the turbo.
Dropping down from eight to six cores we find the FX-6300 which will be clocked at a base frequency of 3.5 GHz with Turbo's towards 4.1 GHz. An 6MB L2 cache here as each core has 1 MB of L2. The fourth and final processor released today is the FX-4300 which will have four CPU cores that are clocked at 3.8 GHz with a 4 GHz Turbo and as you can expect, a 4 MB cache.
The sole 6-core CPU will be FX-6300 at 3.5 GHz while the 4-core CPU will be FX-4100 clocked at 3.8 GHz, interesting as for less threaded applications that 4100 would be faster.
The last two (4300/4300) both feature a 95W TDP, and will compete up against the Core i5 series. Anyway, let's have a peek shall we ?