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AMD rolls out FX-4170 and FX-6200 CPUs
by Slobodan Simic on28 February 2012
Lowers price on FX-8120 and FX-6100
AMD has released two new FX-Series unlocked CPUs, the FX-4170 and the FX-6200, as well as made a nice price cut on its eight-core FX-8120 and six-core FX-6100 CPUs.
The two new additions to the FX-Series lineup include the quad-core FX-4170 part clocked at 4.2GHz base clock and 4.3GHz Turbo. The FX-4170 packs 4MB of L2 and 8MB of L3 cache, supports DDR3-1866 memory and has a 125W TDP. The six-core FX-6200 is a tad bit more interesting as this one works at 3.8GHz base clock with 4.1GHz Turbo and features 6MB of L2 cache and 8MB of L3 cache, all at the same 125W TDP.
In addition to the two new FX-series CPUs, AMD did a decent price cut on its FX-8120 and the FX-6100 CPUs. The eight-core FX-8120 dropped from US $205 to US $185 (around €15 in Europe) while the six-core FX-6100 dropped to US $145 from previous US $155. Of course, these are bulk 1k order prices and retail/e-tail ones should be a tad bit higher.
The price tags for newely announced FX-4170 and FX-6200 are still unknown but they did previously show up listed with pre-order price starting from US $145 for the FX-4170 and US $178 for the FX-6200.