According to a new report AMD is preparing two new socket AM3+ FX-Series CPUs based on the 32nm Vishera architecture, the FX-8370 and the FX-8370E. In addition to these two new eight-core chips, AMD will reportedly slash prices on its exisiting FX-8300 series lineup as well as bring the new FX-8320E 95W TDP SKU.
According to Xbitlabs.com, the FX-8370 and the FX-8370E will be clocked slightly higher compared to currently available SKUs but should not significantly change the situation on the desktop market.
As noted, these two new mainstream eight-core FX-Series CPUs are both based on AMD's 32nm Vishera architecture and feature four Piledriver CPU modules with 2MB of L2 cache per module, 8MB of shared L3 cache and the same 4.1GHz base and 4.3GHz Turbo Core clocks. While the FX-8370 will have a 125W TDP, the FX-8370E will be an energy-efficient part with 95W TDP.
According to the same report, AMD should also cut the price on the rest of the FX-8300 series lineup as well as introduce the FX-8320E SKU with 95W TDP, which should have the same specs as the already available FX-8320 with 3.5GHz base and 4.0GHz CPU clocks.
Both the FX-8370 and the FX-8370E should have the identical price of US $189 while the FX-8320E should hit retail with US $139 price tag, same as the FX-8320 which will be cut down from US $149. The biggest price drop will be noticed on the FX-9590 which should drop from US $299 down to US $215.
These new SKUs as well as new prices should be implemented as of September 1st.