AMD fans might be looking forward to Piledriver, but the Sunnyvale chip maker isn't quite ready to move on from Bulldozer. On the contrary, AMD today sent out a message announcing two new FX-Series Bulldozer chips -- AMD FX-4170 and FX--6200 -- along with a price cut to its existing FX-8120 processor with eight processing cores clocked at 3.1GHz (4GHz via Turbo Core).
The newly minted FX-4170 processor is a quad-core part clocked at 4.2GHz (4.3GHz via Turbo Core). It has 4MB of L2 cache, a 125W TDP, and a northbridge clockspeed of 2.2GHz. The FX-4170 is AMD's top-clocked quad-core chip.
On the six-core front, the new sherrif in town is AMD's FX-6200, a hexacore part that runs at 3.8GHz (4.1GHz via Turbo Core). It has 6MB of L2 cache and the same TDP as the FX-4170 (125W). AMD didn't list its northbridge speed, which will probably be 2.2GHz.
Lastly, AMD is cutting the price of its FX-8120 and FX-6100 processors. The FX-8120 has been reduced from $199 to $185, and the FX-6100 from $149 to $145. No word on how much the new processors will cost.