AMD Whips Up Two New FX Processors

While power users sit in patient anticipation of Intel's Ivy Bridge platform, which seems like it's taking forever to launch, AMD just keeps doing its thing. AMD's "thing," of course, is competing on the bang-for-buck front, and towards that end, the Sunnyvale chip maker is reportedly getting ready to launch a couple of new FX Series processors.

Turkish website Donanimhaber got its hands on a leaked roadmap of sorts and it shows AMD slotting in the FX-4130, a quad-core CPU clocked with a base frequency of 3.8GHz and a 3.9GHz Turbo clockspeed. It will feature 4MB of L2 cache and 4MB of L3 cache, a 125W TDP, and reside at the lower end of AMD's FX lineup.

The other upcoming chip is a six-core FX-6130. This one has a base frequency of 3.6GHz, Turbo clockspeed of 3.9GHz, 8MB of L2 cache, 6MB of L3 cache, and a 125W TDP.

Pricing hasn't been announced for either chip, though the FX-4130 sits below the FX-4100, which sells $115, and the FX-6130 falls in between the $145 FX-6100 and $165 FX-6200, so probably figure around $100 for the former and the $150ish for the latter. Both are scheduled to launch in the second quarter of 2012.