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    Default AMD Adds New FX-4130 Chip, Cuts Processor Pricing Across the Board

    Monday, August 27, 2012 - by Paul Lilly

    Sorry students, but the fact of the matter is that school is right around the corner, if you haven't started back already. On the bright side, as you wave goodbye to summer, you can say hello to back-to-school specials. And if you're looking to build a new PC, whether it's for school for just in general, the folks at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) just announced a new cost-friendly processor to play around with, the FX-4130.

    "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 stated in a blog post.

    If you're not interested in the FX-4130 but still want to roll with AMD, you'll be happy to know the chip designer cut prices on more than a dozen processors.

    They include:
    FX-8150 with liquid cooling: $251 (down from $271)
    FX-8150: $183 (down from $204)
    FX-8120: $153 (down from $164)
    FX-6200: $132 (down from $153)
    FX-6100: $112 (down from $132)
    FX-4170: $122 (down from $132)
    FX-4130: $112 (new processor)
    FX-4100: $101 (down from $112)
    A8 3870K Black Edition: $101 (down from $112)
    A8 3850: $91 (down from $101)
    A6 3670K Black Edition: $80 (down from $96)
    AMD intros new FX quad-core, price cuts across the board; details on "Vishera" FX Series leak - TechSpot News

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    Default Re: AMD Adds New FX-4130 Chip, Cuts Processor Pricing Across the Board

    Very aggressive

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    Default Re: AMD Adds New FX-4130 Chip, Cuts Processor Pricing Across the Board

    Awesome prices. They obviously don't perform as well as Intel offerings, but that is still a lot of bang for your buck. Either the 4170 or 4130 would make an excellent CPU for a budget gaming rig.
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    Default Re: AMD Adds New FX-4130 Chip, Cuts Processor Pricing Across the Board

    3670k would make a solid HTPC with that price. Im happy to see the price cuts. I have a FM1 board waiting for a APU to toss in it. Looks like AMD is clearing inventory before the new line releases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    3670k would make a solid HTPC with that price. Im happy to see the price cuts. I have a FM1 board waiting for a APU to toss in it. Looks like AMD is clearing inventory before the new line releases.
    3850 and 3870K is a better deal. You could probably overclock as high using the FSB seeing there is no multi with the 3850... The on die GPU is a better one on both

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    3850 and 3870K is a better deal. You could probably overclock as high using the FSB seeing there is no multi with the 3850... The on die GPU is a better one on both
    Good point and its only a couple $ more.
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    I have an APU (think it's a 3850) and an Asus FM1 board. I have everything I need for the build except a GPU for crossfire and an OS. Gonna assemble the system on Friday I think. Gonna use it as an HTPC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    I have an APU (think it's a 3850) and an Asus FM1 board. I have everything I need for the build except a GPU for crossfire and an OS. Gonna assemble the system on Friday I think. Gonna use it as an HTPC.
    I have a low end APU that I cant use because I need to update the bios before it will support the APU. So basically I have a board i cant use and a APu collecting dust. lol So i need to get an APU that is on the supported list for this Bios version just to update the bios. hahaha insanity!
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    That sucks!
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    RMA it and they will update the bios. It's not your fault.

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