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 AMD FX Processors

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​​Transform your PC into a multimedia powerhouse

Take your PC’s megatasking abilities to extreme levels with the first native 8-core desktop processor built with dynamic, tuneable performance to handle multiple intensive apps without breaking a sweat.

  • Advanced 3D gaming
  • Complex 3D modeling
  • HD video editing

 Product Brief

AMD FX Processors unlock maximum, unrestrained processing performance for extreme responsiveness you can see and feel.

Maximum Performance

  • The industry's only 8-core desktop processor
  • Overclock with easy to use AMD Overdrive™ and AMD Catalyst Control Center™ software suites1
  • Supreme power available from virtually every core configuration - also available in 6- and
    4-core variants
  • Aggressive performance for mega-tasking and intensive applications like video editing and
    3D modeling

Innovative Architecture

  • The industry's first and only native 8-core desktop processor for unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with all new "Bulldozer" architecture
  • New 32 nanometer die shrink designed to reduce leakage for improved efficiency, increased clock rate headroom and better thermals
  • Can deliver more cores and more performance without raising the power requirements

Industry Leading Price Per Performance

  • Unlocked processors allow the maximum tunable performance1
  • AMD Turbo CORE Technology dynamically adjusts performance to give you the best experience, no matter what you are doing
  • Get superior performance at a competitive price with unlocked technology1

 Features

AMD Processor-in-a-Box

Now you can build your own processor-in-a-box (PIB) and get exactly what you want from a premium AMD FX processor or an innovative AMD A-Series Accelerated Processor Unit (APU).

Secured with tamper-resistant packaging and bar-coded for tracking, each AMD PIB comes with:

  • A high-performance AMD processor
  • AMD-qualified heat sink & fan with thermal interface
  • Installation manual
  • AMD processor case sticker
  • Certificate of authenticity

Three-year limited warranty

New Instruction Capabilities

  • AVX - Advanced Vector Extensions increase parallelism for scientific & 3D apps using heavy floating point calculations
  • FMA4 & XOP – Floating-Point Vector Multiply-Accumulate & eXtended Operations improves throughput & performance on many integer & floating point vector functions
  • AES - Advanced Encryption Standard increases performance on encryption apps like TrueCrypt® & PCMark®

AMD FX Processors

We call it the new AMD FX 8-Core Processor Black Edition and it's unlocked for your overclocking pleasure.1 Experience unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with the industry's first 32nm 8-core desktop processor. Get the speed you crave with AMD Turbo CORE Technology to push your core frequencies to the limit when you need it most. Go beyond the limits of maximum speed with easy-to-use AMD OverDrive™ and AMD Catalyst Control Center™ software suites. But the best part of all? You'll get all this impressive performance at an unbelievable price. You'll be asking yourself "what competition?" in no time.

AMD FX 8-Core Processors

  • The industry's first and only native 8-core desktop processor for unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with all-new "Bulldozer" architecture.
  • New 32 nanometer die shrink designed to reduce leakage for improved efficiency, increased clock rate headroom and better thermals.

AMD Turbo CORE Technology

  • The AMD FX Processors come equipped with AMD Turbo CORE Technology. AMD Turbo CORE Technology is a performance boosting technology that helps increase performance on the applications that need it the most.

AMD Balanced Smart Cache

  • Shared L3 cache ( up to 8MB)
    • Improved scheduling and pre-fetch capabilities
    • 64-ways (16-ways/sub-cache)
    • Increased data queue sizes
    • Coherency for 8-cores

AMD Wide Floating Point Accelerator

  • Shared FP Scheduler
  • Dual 128-bit Floating point engines – capable of teaming together for 256-bit AVX instructions or operating separately with each core.

HyperTransport™ Technology

  • One 16-bit link at up to 5600MT/s
  • Up to 8.0GB/s HyperTransport™ I/O bandwidth; Up to 16GB/s in HyperTransport Generation 3.0 mode
  • Up to 37GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth (HyperTransport bus + memory bus)

Benefit: Quick access times to system I/O for better performance.

Integrated DRAM Controller with AMD Memory Optimizer Technology

  • A high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller
  • Supports up to DDR3-18662
  • Supports new low voltage memories of 1.35V and 1.2V
  • Up to 29.9GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR3
  • New Pre-Fetcher improvements
  • Direct communications to each core in Dual-Core module (APIC registers in each core)

Benefit: Optimized memory controller to feed more cores

AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) Technology with IOMMU

  • Silicon feature-set enhancements designed to improve the performance, reliability, and security of existing and future virtualization environments by allowing virtualized applications with direct and rapid access to their allocated memory.
  • IOMMU is an extension to AMD64 architecture to support address translation and access protection on DMA transfers
    • Security for User Level application and Virtual Machine guest operating system
      • Address translation and access control
      • Device isolation
      • Device assignment in virtualized systems
      • Security & trusted boot support
      • Unified interrupt management

Benefit: Helps virtualization software to run more securely and efficiently enabling a better experience when dealing with virtual systems

AMD PowerNow!™ Technology (Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology)

  • Enhanced power management features which automatically and instantaneously adjusts performance states and features based on processor performance requirements
  • C6 power state for cache flush, and voltage down individual core
  • CC6 power state allows all cores in C6 to power even lower
    • For quieter operation and reduced power requirements
  • Separate memory controller power control
  • IO-based c-state interface
  • Works automatically without the need for drivers or BIOS enablement.
  • Power can be switched on or off within a single clock cycle, saving energy with no impact to performance.

Benefit: Helps users get more efficient performance by dynamically activating or turning off parts of the processor.

 Processor-in-a-Box

Now you can create exactly what you want using a top-of-the-line AMD processor or the innovative AMD Accelerated Processor Unit (APU).

When building your desktop PC, choose from:

  • AMD FX processors
  • AMD Phenom™ II processors
  • AMD Athlon™ II processors
  • AMD Sempron™ processors
  • AMD A-Series APUs

Features & Benefits

Each AMD PIB comes with:

  • A high-performance AMD processor
  • AMD-qualified heat sink and fan with thermal interface
  • Installation manual
  • AMD processor case sticker
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Three-year limited warranty

AMD PIB package benefits:

  • Each PIB is bar-coded for scanning and data tracking.
  • Tamper-resistant packaging helps ensure processor authenticity.

Available Models:

Package AM3+: FX 4100, FX 4130, FX 4170, FX 4300, FX 4350, FX 6100, FX 6200, FX 6300, FX 6350, FX 8120, FX 8150, FX 8320, FX 8350. 

 Model Number Comparison

AMD FX Processors​
Model Number Frequency Total L2 Cache L3 Cache Packaging Thermal Design Power CMOS Technology
FX 9590 4.7/5.0 GHz 8MB 8MB socket AM3+ 220W 32nm SOI
FX 9370 4.4/4.7 GHz 8MB 8MB socket AM3+ 220W 32nm SOI
FX 8350 4.0/4.2 GHz 8MB 8MB socket AM3+ 125W 32nm SOI
FX 8320 3.5/4.0 GHz 8MB 8MB socket AM3+ 125W 32nm SOI
FX 6350 3.9/4.2 GHz 6MB 8MB socket AM3+ 125W 32nm SOI
FX 6300 3.5/4.1 GHz 6MB 8MB socket AM3+ 95W 32nm SOI
FX 6200 3.8/4.1 GHz 6MB 8MB socket AM3+ 125W 32nm SOI
FX 6100 3.3/3.9 GHz 6MB 8MB socket AM3+ 95W 32nm SOI
FX 4350 4.2/4.3 GHz 4MB 8MB socket AM3+ 125W 32nm SOI
FX 4300 3.8/4.0 GHz 4MB 4MB socket AM3+ 95W 32nm SOI
FX 4130 3.8/3.9 Ghz 4MB 4MB socket AM3+ 125W 32nm SOI
FX 4100 3.6/3.8 Ghz 4MB 8MB socket AM3+ 95W 32nm SOI


 

AMD64 Technology Yes
Simultaneous 32- & 64-bit computing Yes
L1 Cache (Instruction + Data) per core 128KB (64KB + 64KB)
L2 Cache (1MB per core) 8MB or 6MB or 4MB
L3 Cache 8MB (shared L3)
HyperTransport™ Technology HyperTransport™ Technology up to 4000MT/s full duplex, or up to 16.0GB/s I/O Bandwidth
Integrated DDR3 Memory Controller Yes
Memory Controller Width 128-bit
Type of Memory Supported Up to DDR3 18662
Memory Bandwidth Up to 21 GB/s dual channel memory bandwidth
Total Processor-to-system Bandwidth (HyperTransport plus memory bandwidth) Up to 37 GB/s
Process Technology 32 nanometer, SOI (silicon-on-insulator) Technology
Packaging AM3+
Thermal Design Power 220W, 125W, & 95W
Manufacturing Sites GLOBALFOUNDRIES Dresden, Germany

 

  

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