A few days after a little-known e-tailer was found taking pre-orders for the FX-4130, chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Monday officially added the budget quad-core processor to its FX chip family. Besides launching the FX-4130, the company has also slashed the prices of a dozen or so desktop chips.
The FX-4130 is a budget-friendly desktop chip with four 32nm Zambezi cores clocked at 3.8GHz(3.9GHz in turbo mode). The chip, which has a thermal design point (TDP) of 125 watts, carries a $112 price tag, having snatched it from the FX-4100, which has just had its price reduced to $101.
"The AMD FX-4130 processor, for enthusiasts who like their graphics (GPU) interchangeable and upgradeable, is a 4-core CPU that clocks slightly below a 4GHz operating frequency in a 125W thermal envelope. Suggested retail price for the part is a highly competitive $112," AMD said in a blog post Monday.
The FX-4100 is not the only chip to have had its price slashed. In all, the chip maker has reduced the prices of as many as seven A-Series “Llano” APUs and as many FX CPUs.