AMD displays another evidence of its commitment to deliver budget wise products. Intel’s archenemy is not famous for providing extreme performance. Instead, AMD’s strategy is to provide affordable option for users who are not that keen on possessing the highest performance. Gamers have no problems in running the latest releases with their high-end AMD processors.
On Tuesday, AMD announced three new processors, FX-8370, FX-8370E, and FX-8320E. These AMD eight-core processors have one big advantage represented by their prices. AMD will sell the FX-8320E for just $146.99. The other two units will cost $199.99 each. Even if AMD introduces these new eight-core processors, their platform, the 32nm Piledriver, is two years old. That is the main explanation for the processors’ low prices.
Let’s have a closer look at the specs. The FX-8320E is the most modest eight-core unit out of all three, with a base speed of just 3.2 GHz, but a maximum speed of 4 GHz. The FX-8370E has a base speed of 3.3 GHz and a top speed of 4.3 GHz. The ‘clean’ FX-8370 has a higher base speed of 4 GHZ, while the top speed is the same as the one of its E version.
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One of the new AMD eight-core processors broke a world speed record
AMD’s processors are famous among overclocking enthusiasts. The company announced today as well that its ‘FX-8370 claims new world record’. The processor was clocked at the whopping speed of 8722.78 MHz. We clearly know by now that dry numbers tell half a story. Processor architecture become more complex in the last years, so pure clock speed does not say as much about real-world performances as it used to.
Besides introducing the three new eight-core processors, AMD made another announcement. The price of its flagship unit, the FX-9590, has dropped to $230, Zdnet reports. So AMD eight-core processors are significantly cheaper than Intel’s.
On the other side, Intel launched last week its fastest processor ever, the Core i7-5960X. The unit will be sold for $999. Intel’s eight-core extreme processor has 20 MB of cache, a base clock frequency of 3 GHz, while in turbo-mode it runs at 3.5 GHz. The unit is unlocked and can be overclocked, but enthusiasts must pay an impressive price.