AMD FX SERIES OCTA CORE PROCESSOR FX 8370E
It has been more than a year since AMD launched its last major update to the top end FX processor line — the FX-9590. The company has been quiet in the face of Intel’s high-end launches, but today AMD is shipping a new CPU that’s aimed at multi-core performance enthusiasts who don’t want a furnace sitting on their motherboards, and prefer more modest power consumption and quiet computing.
The new FX-8370, FX-8370E, and FX-8320E are familiar in many ways. These cores are still based on the older Piledriver architecture that debuted in 2012, they can still process two threads per module and four modules total for eight CPU cores, and they still rely on AMD’s Socket AM3+. What’s new today is the power envelopes and, in one case, a slight speed bump. More details and information below as we do the play-by-play.