Monday, September 24th 2012

AMD FX "Vishera" Processor Pricing Revealed

AMD's upcoming second-generation FX "Vishera" multi-core CPUs are likely to appeal to a variety of budget-conscious buyers, if a price-list leaked from US retailer BLT is accurate. The list includes pricing of the first four models AMD will launch some time in October, including the flagship FX-8350. The FX-8350 leads the pack with eight cores, 4.00 GHz clock speed, and 16 MB of total cache. It is priced at US $253.06. The FX-8350 is followed by another eight-core chip, the FX-8320, clocked at 3.50 GHz, and priced at $242.05.

Trailing the two eight-core chips is the FX-6300, carrying six cores, 3.50 GHz clock speed, 14 MB total cache, and a price-tag of $175.77. The most affordable chip of the lot, the FX-4350 packs four cores, 4.00 GHz clock speed, and 8 MB of total cache (likely by halving even the L3 cache). The FX-4350 is expected to go for $131.42. In all, the new lineup draws several parallels with the first-generation FX lineup, with FX-8150, FX-8120, FX-6100, and FX-4150.

Source: HotHardware
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221 Comments on AMD FX "Vishera" Processor Pricing Revealed

#1
os2wiz
by: cadaveca
All I wanna know is "N" or "T" pcb.


:p


:roll:
Could you please relate to me which variation of peyote or enhanced MaryJane you are using.
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#2
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: os2wiz
Could you please relate to me which variation of peyote or enhanced MaryJane you are using.
meh. Just some thing I've been following for oh...10 years or so. :p Doesn't seem to matter with all CPUs, but AMD outs two PCBs currently that I know of, one marked witth a "T", and one marked with an "N".

Does it really matter? To normal people, no.


To those that search for the "golden egg" chips out in the wild for extreme clocking, minute differences in CPU manufacturing, including dates and such things, can seem to be important.

If AMD is smart, I personally believe they stand to benefit from opening up informationally a bit about their binning process, or even salting certain "batches" as needed.


Alas, I'd like to partake in discussion of the topic at hand, but cannot, so there ya go.
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#3
os2wiz
by: cadaveca
meh. Just some thing I've been following for oh...10 years or so. :p Doesn't seem to matter with all CPUs, but AMD outs two PCBs currently that I know of, one marked witth a "T", and one marked with an "N".

Does it really matter? To normal people, no.


To those that search for the "golden egg" chips out in the wild for extreme clocking, minute differences in CPU manufacturing, including dates and such things, can seem to be important.

If AMD is smart, I personally believe they stand to benefit from opening up informationally a bit about their binning process, or even salting certain "batches" as needed.


Alas, I'd like to partake in discussion of the topic at hand, but cannot, so there ya go.
NDA no doubt!
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#4
eidairaman1
It was the Same during the Athlon XP days too, after week 39 of 2003 Desktop CPUs were being locked, Mobile chips were the way to go for most part. Fastest AXP Chips clocked to 2.8-3.0GHz under high voltage, no LN2 Used either

by: cadaveca
meh. Just some thing I've been following for oh...10 years or so. :p Doesn't seem to matter with all CPUs, but AMD outs two PCBs currently that I know of, one marked witth a "T", and one marked with an "N".

Does it really matter? To normal people, no.


To those that search for the "golden egg" chips out in the wild for extreme clocking, minute differences in CPU manufacturing, including dates and such things, can seem to be important.

If AMD is smart, I personally believe they stand to benefit from opening up informationally a bit about their binning process, or even salting certain "batches" as needed.


Alas, I'd like to partake in discussion of the topic at hand, but cannot, so there ya go.
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#8
os2wiz
by: Super XP
Vishera prices have gone down?
http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/s.cgi?order_id=!ORDERID!&s_max=25&t_all=1&s_all=HKBOX

If this is true, why did AMD drop the prices B4 the release? Or these were always the price and the original leak was overpriced for early adopters.
AMD has nothing to do with pre-order pricing. Most of the places taking pre-orders are scalping their customers. I guess BLT.com decided they could make money the honest way. This is nothing new. The retailers did it with Bulldozer also. Though the p[rice at bltcom is way lower then the price Bulldozer was at even 3 months after product availability. I think AMD knew they could not get away with selling Vishera at prices above what a Intel I5 3570 was going for when its performance overall will be slightly below that level. It is priced at the level of a I-5 2500k which is a good spot for it. Overall it performs a little better than I-5 2500k in my opinion.
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#10
Super XP
by: os2wiz
AMD has nothing to do with pre-order pricing. Most of the places taking pre-orders are scalping their customers. I guess BLT.com decided they could make money the honest way. This is nothing new. The retailers did it with Bulldozer also. Though the p[rice at bltcom is way lower then the price Bulldozer was at even 3 months after product availability. I think AMD knew they could not get away with selling Vishera at prices above what a Intel I5 3570 was going for when its performance overall will be slightly below that level. It is priced at the level of a I-5 2500k which is a good spot for it. Overall it performs a little better than I-5 2500k in my opinion.
Yes but so long as AMD is making a profit. If they sell these at the right price, they will easily gain market share. Intel may have a faster product, but AMD's parts run just as good. This is where AMD needs to fight with.
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#11
os2wiz
by: Super XP
Yes but so long as AMD is making a profit. If they sell these at the right price, they will easily gain market share. Intel may have a faster product, but AMD's parts run just as good. This is where AMD needs to fight with.
You are absolutely right. They will have a thin margin on this product though. It would have been more gravy for them with a .28nm fabrication process.
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#12
eidairaman1
by: os2wiz
AMD has nothing to do with pre-order pricing. Most of the places taking pre-orders are scalping their customers. I guess BLT.com decided they could make money the honest way. This is nothing new. The retailers did it with Bulldozer also. Though the p[rice at bltcom is way lower then the price Bulldozer was at even 3 months after product availability. I think AMD knew they could not get away with selling Vishera at prices above what a Intel I5 3570 was going for when its performance overall will be slightly below that level. It is priced at the level of a I-5 2500k which is a good spot for it. Overall it performs a little better than I-5 2500k in my opinion.
reason MSRP is there from AMD is so AMD makes a profit, Retailers/etailers tag on additional unit pricing to make a profit themselves, hey they have to be able to otherwise they go out of business then
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#13
os2wiz
by: eidairaman1
reason MSRP is there from AMD is so AMD makes a profit, Retailers/etailers tag on additional unit pricing to make a profit themselves, hey they have to be able to otherwise they go out of business then
MSRP is what most retailers sell the item at it usually provides about 15-20% profit margin for the retailer.
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#14
Horrux
I know this is about steamroller, but wasn't piledriver supposed to be released today?
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#15
NC37
Thought I caught somewhere it was held off till the 23rd.
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#16
Super XP
by: NC37
Thought I caught somewhere it was held off till the 23rd.
Yes you are correct. These delays do really suck though.
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#17
os2wiz
by: Super XP
Yes you are correct. These delays do really suck though.
I do not think that was a delay date. AMD never actually officially announced the launch date.
But I have heard October 23 for the past month with others claiming the 16th but with no credible proof of their claim.
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#18
os2wiz
I truly believe this pricing , if it allows some profit, will be great for AMD getting market share. Very good strategy if they can push the chip. I do hope they have a large enough budget to get the word out.
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#19
eidairaman1
by: os2wiz
I truly believe this pricing , if it allows some profit, will be great for AMD getting market share. Very good strategy if they can push the chip. I do hope they have a large enough budget to get the word out.
this will be really pushed to OEMs, APUs too
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#20
Super XP
by: os2wiz
I do not think that was a delay date. AMD never actually officially announced the launch date.
But I have heard October 23 for the past month with others claiming the 16th but with no credible proof of their claim.
Originally Piledriver was suppose to be released in Q3 2012, but was pushed back to Q4 2012. But that was a while back. Things have changed :D
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#21
os2wiz
by: Super XP
Originally Piledriver was suppose to be released in Q3 2012, but was pushed back to Q4 2012. But that was a while back. Things have changed :D
Yes of course. I was referring to in the past 2 months AMD never publicly stated a launch date, though it appears it will be this Tuesday the 23rd.
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#22
Horrux
AMD's secrecy makes me nervous. Some people say Vishera will work well with Windows 8, but then there is this.
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#23
eidairaman1
by: Horrux
AMD's secrecy makes me nervous. Some people say Vishera will work well with Windows 8, but then there is this.
its the UI that is getting alot of people, making most not want to switch.
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#24
Horrux
by: eidairaman1
its the UI that is getting alot of people, making most not want to switch.
You can read too, nice.
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#25
xBruce88x
that was a bit uncalled for... :shadedshu
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