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May 5, 2013

Higher clock frequencies with AMD's FX-4350 and FX-6350


AMD has expanded its FX Vishera line with two new processors.

The new 32nm CPUs do not have integrated graphics chips, but do come with an unlocked multiplier. The FX-4350 and FX-6350 differ only in clock frequency from the other processors in the series.

The new 4-series CPU is a quad-core model with 4 MB of L2-cache and 8 MB of L3-cache. It has a 3.9 GHz clock frequency, which can be raised to 4.3 GHz through Turbo. The hexacore FX-6350 has 6 MB of L2-cache, combined with 8 MB of L3/cache. This model also has a base clock frequency of 3.9 GHz. At 4.2 GHz, its Turbo speed is only 0.1 GHz greater than that of the FX-6300. AMD claims that the new processors will perform about 10% better than their FX-4300 and FX-6300 predecessors.

It's interesting to see that the new additions to the FX series have a TDP of 125 watts, as opposed to the 95 watts of the earlier models. It seems the extra performance weighs heavy on the power consumption. Whether this affects the overclocking potential of the chips isn't sure, but it's definitely possible.

The key selling point of the new processors is their price: the quad-core FX-6350 costs about £100, and the hexacore model is priced £110.

Source: Hardware.info