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AMD set to slash FX CPU pricing on September 1

by Tarinder Sandhu on 8 August 2014, 16:45

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AMD doesn't talk much about the FX series of chips. Rather, it focusses attention on to an array of APUs that provide the base for inexpensive, feature-rich systems.

The dearth of news regarding the FX line may well be broken soon. Coming from the same people that informed us about the so-called FX Centurion back in April 2013, renamed to FX-9590 in retail guise, we now have a few more tidbits for you.

Said FX-9590, currently retailing at £225, will drop to around £175 on September 1, thereby competing against the Core i5-4690K. AMD says the FX 9590's greater multi-core ability will give it a clear and obvious lead for power users.

AMD will introduce three new FX 8-series CPUs at the same time, with two running at 95W, while the price of the popular FX-6300 is to drop from £80 to around £70.

Price cuts are the only way forward for the FX range until a new architecture takes over. Are these severe enough for you to reconsider the FX CPUs for your next PC build?



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Darn...I just bought an FX 8320 last month. Still, nice to see prices dropping.
'AMD says the FX 9590's greater multi-core ability will give it a clear and obvious lead for power users'

Unless you care about your electricity bill.
I was looking at building a FX6300+R9 270/280 system earlier in the year, but decided to stick with my laptop until Excavator/Skylake comes out next year, when a few PC games like Star Citizen will be out.
I was looking at building a FX6300+R9 270/280 system earlier in the year, but decided to stick with my laptop until Excavator/Skylake comes out next year, when a few PC games like Star Citizen will be out.

With desktop Broadwell being pushed back to 2015, I doubt the desktop Skylake processors will be out in 2015 also...
They do need to a damn sight more than drop the price to get me to consider using them anytime soon.