AMD announce Two new CPUs

Athlon x4 860K and FX-8300

AMD announce Two new CPUs  

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.

 

AMD announce Two new CPUs  

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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02-08-2014, 07:30:06

WYP
AMD have announced that two new CPUs will be released, NOT APUs! One is an 8-core on the AM3+ Socket and the other is a Steamroller based Athlon-K on FM2+. Lets have a look.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...071321348l.jpg

Read more about AMD's new CPUs here!Quote

02-08-2014, 07:44:54

barnsley
Sorry but the 8300 has been around since the 8350 :P, just only really available for OEMs.
Nice to seek the 750k has a successor, I'm guessing they're gunning for the Pentium K.Quote

02-08-2014, 07:48:03

Tripp
Woooo my find gets put on the siteQuote

02-08-2014, 07:50:12

MadShadow
And someone literally said yesterday that the AM3 socket is dead :PQuote

02-08-2014, 07:52:17

Thelosouvlakia
more like with one foot in the graveQuote

02-08-2014, 07:53:58

WYP
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Sorry but the 8300 has been around since the 8350 :P, just only really available for OEMs.
Nice to seek the 750k has a successor, I'm guessing they're gunning for the Pentium K.
Its a similar story to the 5GHz monster. AMD released it first to system builders and later to enthusiasts. The FX-8300 isn't really anything special TBH.

The Athlon-K though has me interested. If the price was right I'd be tempted to buy one to tinker with.

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Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
Woooo my find gets put on the site
It was a good find mate! Found a better source article though, I don't trust wccftech. I remember their 25nm 12-core phenom, and even more recently 12-CPU core APU nonsense.Quote

02-08-2014, 07:54:25

Wraith
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Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
And someone literally said yesterday that the AM3 socket is dead :P
Nah not dead yet just old. I'm a little bemused by this, as Barnsley said the 8300 has been around for a while now, what's with AMD just lately re-releasing processors *Cough* 9590. Quote

02-08-2014, 08:15:42

barnsley
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Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
And someone literally said yesterday that the AM3 socket is dead :P
I stand by my remark. Re-releasing cpus that have been out for ages don't count .

More FX 8300 info (from CPU upgrade)Quote

02-08-2014, 08:18:19

Wraith
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I stand by my remark. Re-releasing cpus that have been out for ages don't count .
So very true! But I guess this is what happens when Intel unfairly shoulder you out the market.. excess stock.Quote

02-08-2014, 08:19:34

MadShadow
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I stand by my remark. Re-releasing cpus that have been out for ages don't count .

More FX 8300 info (from CPU upgrade)
Good point, re-releases are stupid in my opinion. Quote

02-08-2014, 09:10:40

RadeonHDx
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Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
Good point, re-releases are stupid in my opinion.
I agree, but without them AMD, and for that matter Intel and Nvidia, probably wouldn't have near as much money to research etc meaning slower actual architecture upgrades in the mean time.Quote

02-08-2014, 09:58:24

Agost
Why did they remove 2MB of L2 from the 860K? .-.Quote

02-08-2014, 10:07:24

Dicehunter
They need to stop with the AM3+ socket, It's ancient, Move on.Quote

02-08-2014, 10:50:13

stampedeadam
Pointless.Quote

02-08-2014, 11:00:07

Thelosouvlakia
Funny thing about the 990FX chipset is that is had full support for SATA3 but AMD decided not to give it support for PCIe 3.0 which is, weird actuallyQuote

02-08-2014, 11:15:48

TaZ87
great another disserpointmentQuote

02-08-2014, 11:30:45

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
Funny thing about the 990FX chipset is that is had full support for SATA3 but AMD decided not to give it support for PCIe 3.0 which is, weird actually
The performance difference between pci-e 2 and 3 with gpu's is negligible at bestQuote

02-08-2014, 13:34:27

Thelosouvlakia
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Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
The performance difference between pci-e 2 and 3 with gpu's is negligible at best
I've done a bit of research. there's no performance difference between those two unless you are playing some open world game like wow which loads things from ram to the gpu and not from the hdd.
Still you only get faster load times on the pcie 3.0Quote

04-08-2014, 03:16:03

RizeAllard
If my informations are correct there will be 4 more new CPU will come.
2 for FM2+ an 2 for AM3+.
FM2+:

Athlon X4 840 with 2MB L2 Cache and 3.4GHz
Athlon X2 450 with 1MB L2 Cache. At the moment i have no infos about the frequency.

AM3+:
FX-8370 will be the replacement of 8350: 8 core 4×2MB L2 and 8MB L3 cache frequency still not known.

FX-8310 will come but it just a speculation about the specs: I think it will be also an 8 core cpu with the same cache as above.

We will see it soon..Quote

04-08-2014, 05:05:01

Thelosouvlakia
Now AMD needs to upgrade their 990FX chipset for the "Vishera Refresh"Quote

04-08-2014, 05:16:07

WYP
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Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
Now AMD needs to upgrade their 990FX chipset for the "Vishera Refresh"
No! They do not! AM3+ is pretty much dead. Unless AMD are going to use updated cores (Steamroller FX) rather than refreshes there is no point.

There has been no word from AMD or anyone else that anything NEW will ever come for AM3+.

Rumor has it something new for the Kabini/AM1 platform is coming, so I look forward to seeing how that goes.Quote

04-08-2014, 05:23:20

Tripp
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Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
No! They do not! AM3+ is pretty much dead. Unless AMD are going to use updated cores (Steamroller FX) rather than refreshes there is no point.

There has been no word from AMD or anyone else that anything NEW will ever come for AM3+.

Rumor has it something new for the Kabini/AM1 platform is coming, so I look forward to seeing how that goes.
i would go one further than that and say, unless they skip steamroller and bring out an 8 core excavator, then theirs no point in doing a AM3 mobo refresh. thats coming from someone with a FX8350 tooQuote

04-08-2014, 05:33:41

WYP
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Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
i would go one further than that and say, unless they skip steamroller and bring out an 8 core excavator, then theirs no point in doing a AM3 mobo refresh. thats coming from someone with a FX8350 too
Yeah, but it isn't going to happen. AMD are focused on the APUs/ FM2+ socket.

Once AMD get a node shrink in, 20nm or whatever they end up using, we could be looking at Hex cores again. A 20nm hex core excavator could be very interesting, but that depends on Carizzo's improvements over Kaveri, heat and power consumption.

I really want AMD to be more competitive anywhere outside the low end cpu wise.Quote

04-08-2014, 05:42:52

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
Yeah, but it isn't going to happen. AMD are focused on the APUs/ FM2+ socket.

Once AMD get a node shrink in, 20nm or whatever they end up using, we could be looking at Hex cores again. A 20nm hex core excavator could be very interesting, but that depends on Carizzo's improvements over Kaveri, heat and power consumption.

I really want AMD to be more competitive anywhere outside the low end cpu wise.
personally i hope AMD go back to using SMT hexacores, maybe we would see some competition in the market (its a long shot i know but heyho)Quote

04-08-2014, 05:53:08

WYP
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Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
personally i hope AMD go back to using SMT hexacores, maybe we would see some competition in the market (its a long shot i know but heyho)
TBH AMD are being really secretive about their future CPU designs after Excavator. I think/hope that they have a new core design which allows them to better compete.

With Carizzo/excavator coming within the next year, likely Q1/2 2015, we should learn more about the future. AMD need to tell investors something.Quote

04-08-2014, 06:56:55

Agost
They are actually going to leave the current CMT architecture after Excavator

Looks like someone at AMD realized that bulldozer-derived CMT was bad.

Look at Jaguar architecture ( kabini etc ): the athlon 5350 is almost as efficient as low power bay trail chips ( good intel 22nm vs not so good GloFo 28nm )

It's a pity that AM1 supports only single channel, this bottlenecks a lot the iGPU.

If AM1 had had dual channel ram, an overclockable APU would have been a really sweet option for low demanding, casual gaming and home use pc. Still very good for the latter, and has really low price and power consumptionQuote

04-08-2014, 07:05:48

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agost View Post
They are actually going to leave the current CMT architecture after Excavator

Looks like someone at AMD realized that bulldozer-derived CMT was bad.

Look at Jaguar architecture ( kabini etc ): the athlon 5350 is almost as efficient as low power bay trail chips ( good intel 22nm vs not so good GloFo 28nm )

It's a pity that AM1 supports only single channel, this bottlenecks a lot the iGPU.

If AM1 had had dual channel ram, an overclockable APU would have been a really sweet option for low demanding, casual gaming and home use pc. Still very good for the latter, and has really low price and power consumption
Yeah, but the point of AM1 is that it is low power and cheap! A dedicated overclocking chip would require a motherboard with better components, making the budget platform no longer budget. Same reason as why there are no £100 + FM2+ mobosQuote

04-08-2014, 07:32:47

Agost
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
Yeah, but the point of AM1 is that it is low power and cheap! A dedicated overclocking chip would require a motherboard with better components, making the budget platform no longer budget. Same reason as why there are no £100 + FM2+ mobos
I know, but a dual channel memory controller could have improved a lot performance imhoQuote

04-08-2014, 09:19:56

RizeAllard
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agost View Post
I know, but a dual channel memory controller could have improved a lot performance imho
If they used a dual channel memory controller it would be cost more in APU and Mobo side as well... And it would consume bit more power too..Quote

04-08-2014, 09:53:52

Agost
Quote:
Originally Posted by RizeAllard View Post
If they used a dual channel memory controller it would be cost more in APU and Mobo side as well... And it would consume bit more power too..
AM1 mobos already have 2 ram slots, and the majority of the added power would come from the ram stick itself, not from the controller

If not dual channel, at least a higher ram frequency capability... since they are not overclockable I don't know if it is possible to set higher than 1600 MHz ram ( 2133 MHz ram can be found at almost the same price as 1600 MHz )Quote

04-08-2014, 10:07:53

RizeAllard
Yes they have two slots, but the wireing is different when you use 1 or 2 chanells. The frequency thing is again the question of price positioning. Using an existing "old" controller is much cheaper than creating a new one. There comes the R&D cost which has to be refound by the product it self. So financialy its not possible to make a cheap APU or CPU with all the goods... If you want to have these things you would search for hardware in higher price point. Thats all....Quote

04-08-2014, 10:34:24

Agost
Quote:
Originally Posted by RizeAllard View Post
Yes they have two slots, but the wireing is different when you use 1 or 2 chanells. The frequency thing is again the question of price positioning. Using an existing "old" controller is much cheaper than creating a new one. There comes the R&D cost which has to be refound by the product it self. So financialy its not possible to make a cheap APU or CPU with all the goods... If you want to have these things you would search for hardware in higher price point. Thats all....
Those APUs didn't use anything like "existing old controller" the jaguar architecture is quite new

Moreover higher memory frequencies were supported by AMD since richlandQuote
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