AMD launches FX-8350 Piledriver CPU - PC Retail

AMD launches FX-8350 Piledriver CPU

Latest processor offers a performance increase of up to 15 per cent
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Chip designer AMD has announced an update to its FX family of CPUs.

At the heart of the latest AMD FX processor is the new ‘Piledriver’ multi-core architecture that offers up to a 15 per cent increase in performance.

The increased from the latest architecture is designed for multi-threaded applications like content creation, video and audio encoding, and games, allowing users extreme responsiveness and mega-tasking performance.

“Gamers and PC enthusiasts who buy AMD FX processors have even more to cheer about with the increased speeds and value we are delivering starting today,” said Leslie Sobon, vice president of Desktop and Component Products, AMD.

“After introducing the industry’s first and only eight-core desktop processor last year, we now have even faster stock frequencies and an all-new, high-performance x86 core architecture to satisfy power-users.”

The FX-8350 has eight CPU cores, 1866 MHz of external memory and an SRP of $195.

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