AMD Launches x86 Piledriver Based 125W FX-8370 and 95W FX-8370E, FX-8320E Refresh CPU Lineup – FX-8370 Retails At $199.99 US

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted Sep 2, 2014
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The last AMD announcement for today is the new x86 Piledriver CPU refresh which includes the FX-8370, FX-8370E and FX-8320E processors. The new FX CPU refresh comes four months after Intel launched their very own Haswell Refresh lineup which includes the Devil’s Canyon processor. Rather than focusing on performance, AMD targets Intel with their brute pricing model which offers users a 4.4 GHz clock chip with 8 Cores at a low price of $199.99 US.AMD FX-8370 FX Piledriver Price

AMD Launches x86 Piledriver Based 125W FX-8370 and 95W FX-8370E, FX-8320E

Back at the Radeon event held last week, AMD demonstrated a live overclocking preview of the FX-8370 processor where renowned overclocker “Chew” from Xtremesystems overclocked the chip past 8 GHz and even got to see a overclock world record of the FX-8370 a few days from overclocker “The Stilt” who had the chip clocked at an impressive 8.7 GHz on liquid nitrogen cooling. The show detailed nothing else regarding the FX processors but we already had received information on the new refresh chips prior to event so let’s do a quick run through of what we are looking at today.

Let’s get started with the FX-8370 now which will become the flagship x86 Piledriver processor of the original FX-8000 lineup until AMD plans to launch a new processor line (hopefully no refresh). AMD does have steamroller but they aren’t focusing it towards the high-end desktop market instead focusing it towards the APU market with their Kaveri APUs and Athlon processors. The FX-8370 is clocked at 4.30 GHz base and 4.40 GHz boost clock and ships with a 8 MB L3 cache, 8 cores. 125W TDP and a price of $189 US. The FX-8370E on the other hand has the same specifications aside from the 3.3 GHz core and 4.3 GHz clock speeds maintaining a TDP of 95W. Both the FX-8370 and FX-8370E are priced at $199.99 US.

Next up, we have the FX-8320E which is an optimized FX-8320 with a core clock of 3.20 GHz, turbo clock of 4.00 GHz, an 8 MB L3 Cache and a 95W TDP. The processor is priced at $146.99 US. Finally, we have the FX-8300 which was introduced in the Chinese market which comes in at a 3.30 GHz core and 4.20 GHz boost clock followed by a 8 MB L3 cache, a 125W TDP and a price of around a 120 US dollars. With new chips and price cuts, AMD will try to gain some market share away from Intel’s Haswell line of processors. The recent 8 core offerings under $200 US seem good against the Core i3 and Core i5 lineup but enthusiasts still prefer to go for the Intel route when spending more than $200 US with processors such as the Core i5-4670K, Core i5-4690K, Core i7-4770K, Core i7-4790K and even the latest G3258 Pentium 20th Anniversary edition which is a good choice for budget users.

AMD May Ship Limited Volume of Zen FX Processors in Late Q4 2016, Full Volume Availability in Q1 2017

AMD has also adjusted their price model for their entire FX-8000 series lineup with the FX-9590 now coming in at $229.99 US (Liquid Cooling Bundle) and the FX-9370 coming in at $210.99 US (Liquid Cooling Bundle). The long running FX-8350 can be bought at a low price of $179.99 US while the FX-8320 retails for $146.99 US. The recent new comer, the FX-8310 is down to just $129.99 US.

On the FM2+ side, the Athlon II X4 860K, Athlon II X4 840 and Athlon X2 450 processors are coming out to the market soon.The steamroller based Athlon II X4 860K Quad Core chip features four threads, 3.7 GHz clock speed, 2 MB L2 cache and a 95W TDP. The boost clock is not known but considering the A10-7850K which is also a 3.7 GHz clocked chip jumps to 4.0 GHz in boost mode, we can see a similar boost clock for the Athlon X4 860K. The Athlon X4 840 is a quad core processor featuring a 3.4 GHz clock speed, 2 MB L2 cache, 95W TDP while the Athlon X2 450 is a dual core steamroller based processor of which details are not known at the moment. In addition to these, AMD also has two AM1 chips planned for launch which include the Ahtlon X4 550 and Athlon X4 530 processors based on the updated Jaguar architecture codenamed Puma.

AMD x86 Piledriver 2014 CPU Lineup:

AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9370 AMD FX-8370 AMD FX-8370E AMD FX-8350 AMD FX-8320 AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8310 AMD FX-8300
Architecture Piledriver Piledriver Piledriver Piledriver Piledriver Piledriver Piledriver Piledriver Piledriver
Family Vishera Vishera Vishera Vishera Vishera Vishera Vishera Vishera Vishera
Manufacture 32 nm SOI HKMG 32 nm SOI HKMG 32 nm SOI HKMG 32 nm SOI HKMG 32 nm SOI HKMG 32 nm SOI HKMG 32 nm SOI HKMG 32 nm SOI HKMG 32 nm SOI HKMG
Cores 8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules) 8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules) 8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules) 8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules) 8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules) 8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules) 8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules) 8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules) 8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)
CPU Clock Base 4.7 GHz 4.4 Ghz 4.3 GHz 3.3 GHz 4.0 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
CPU Turbo Core 5.0 GHz 4.7 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.2 GHz 4.0 GHz 4.0 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.2 GHz
L2 cache 4 x 2 MB 4 x 2 MB 4 x 2 MB 4 x 2 MB 4 x 2 MB 4 x 2 MB 4 x 2 MB 4 x 2 MB 4 x 2 MB
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB
Max. DDR3 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
TDP 220 W 220 W 125 W 95W 125 W 125 W 95W 95W 125 W
Base AM3 + AM3 + AM3 + AM3 + AM3 + AM3 + AM3 +  AM3 + AM3 +
Price $229.99 US $210.99 US $199.99 US $199.99 US $179.99 US $146.99 US $146.99 US  $129.99 US $119.99 US
AMD May Ship Limited Volume of Zen FX Processors in Late Q4 2016, Full Volume Availability in Q1 2017

 

AMD Kaveri APU/Athlon 2014 Lineup:

Model AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7700K AMD Athlon X4 860K AMD Athlon X4 840 AMD Athlon X4 550 AMD Athlon X4 530 AMD A10-7800 AMD A8-7600 AMD A6-7400K AMD A4-7300 AMD Athlon X2 450
Cores 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 2/2 2/2 2/2
Unlocked Design Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No
Base Clock 3.7 GHz 3.4 GHz 3.7 GHz 3.1 GHz 1.9 Ghz? 1.7 Ghz? 3.5 GHz 3.1 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock 4.0 GHz 3.8 GHz 4.0 GHz 3.8 GHz ~2.2 ~2.0 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz
HSA Support Yes Yes TBC TBC TBC TBC Yes Yes Yes Yes TBC
L2 Cache 4 MB 4 MB 2 MB 2 MB 2 MB 2 MB 4 MB 4 MB 1 MB 1 MB 1 MB
Graphics Core Radeon R7 Radeon R7 N/A N/A N/A N/A Radeon R7 Radeon R7 Radeon R5 Radeon R5 N/A
Compute Units 8 6 4 4 4 4 8 6 4 3 2
GPU Cores 512 384 N/A N/A N/A N/A 512 384 256 192 N/A
GPU Clock 720 MHz 720 MHz N/A N/A N/A N/A 720 MHz 720 MHz TBA 514 MHz N/A
TDP 95W 95W 65W (Configurable TDP) 65W (Configurable TDP) 25W 25W 45W 45W 45W 45W 65W
Launch 14th January 2014 14th January 2014 Q3 2014 Q3 2014 Q3 2014 Q3 2014 31st July 2014 31st July 2014 31st July 2014 Q3 2014 Q3 2014
Price $169 US $139 US $89.99 US $59.99 US TBA TBA $149 US $99 US $75 US $39 US TBA
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