AMD announce Two new CPUs
Athlon x4 860K and FX-8300
Published: 2nd August 2014 | Source: expreview |
AMD announce two New CPUs!
At China's ChinaJoy Game show AMD announced that they will be releasing two new CPU, NOT APUs! This comes not long after AMD's announcement of 3 new Kaveri APUs a few days ago.
The two new CPUs will be the FX-8300, on the AM3+ socket, and the Athlon II x4 860K, which will be on the FM2+ Socket.
The FX-8300 will be aimed as a "low power" 8-Core processor which does not have a unlocked mulitplier. The general specs are as follows; 8 CPU cores, 32nm process, core frequency of 3.3GHz, boost frequency of 4.2GHz and a TDP of 95W. The CPU will be using AMD's Piledriver cores, so do not expect this CPU to run any better clock for cloack than any of AMDs other Piledriver CPUs.
The second, and by for the most interesting CPU, AMD have announced is the Athlon II x4 860K. Essentially it is a Kaveri Quad core without the GPU portion enabled, meaning that this Quad core contains 4 Steamroller Cores, which with an unlocked multiplier could make a great budget gaming CPU like the previous FM2 Athlon quad cores. TDP is also expected to be around 95W and be clocked at around 3.7GHz.
Release date and pricing of these APUs are unknown at present, but if the Athlon is as reasonably priced as previous generations expect great bang per £££.
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