Wednesday, January 30th 2013

AMD Releases FX-4130 "Vishera" Quad-Core Processor

AMD introduced the FX-4130 value quad-core processor. Although slotted in the 4100 series, which suggests it being based on the older "Zambezi" silicon, the new FX-4130 is in fact based on the newer "Vishera" silicon, and the "Piledriver" micro-architecture. AMD is following a competitive (price-performance) approach to its CPU lineup, rather than a pure-performance one, and the FX-4130 is pitted by the company against the similarly priced Intel Core i3-2100.

The FX-4130 features four cores spread across two "Piledriver" modules, 3.80 GHz nominal clock speed with 3.90 GHz Turbo Core frequency, 2 MB L2 cache per module, 4 MB shared L3 cache, and an up to date instruction-set that includes AVX, AES-NI, SSE4.2, FMA, and XOP. Similarly priced Intel chips lack some of these instruction sets. With the FX-4130, AMD is packing a chunkier stock fan-heatsink than older FX-4000 series chips, which spins at lower speeds to keep the chip cool, and is hence less noisy. The new FX-4130 is priced at $99.99.


Source: X-bit Labs
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60 Comments on AMD Releases FX-4130 "Vishera" Quad-Core Processor

#1
james888
I find the most interesting part is the improved stock cooling. Still not as good as what "we" use but I am curious.
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
They basically put that big dual-heatpipe cooler they ship with FX-8350.
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#3
blibba
I hate that they've set the performance graphs with a baseline of ninety-something percent and the power graphs with a baseline of 0. Highly misleading.
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#4
phanbuey
by: blibba
I hate that they've set the performance graphs with a baseline of ninety-something percent and the power graphs with a baseline of 0. Highly misleading.
same... i saw the graph and thought "Damn... thats a huge boost, oh wait no... 3-9% wtf"
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#6
james888
by: james888
I find the most interesting part is the improved stock cooling. Still not as good as what "we" use but I am curious.
by: btarunr
They basically put that big dual-heatpipe cooler they ship with FX-8350.
If anyone did not know what that cooler looked like this is the picture.
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#7
1nf3rn0x
This is really good of AMD in the entry level market since this out performs the i3-3220 making it a cheaper and better alternative.
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#9
burtram
Really digging that price point. Would server my media pc very well.
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#10
james888
by: erocker
Same cooler they've been using for years. I got those with my Opteron s939's :)
The article said it was different and I can not remember any of the amd stock coolers I have had in front of me.
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#11
Pandora's Box
by: james888
The article said it was different and I can not remember any of the amd stock coolers I have had in front of me.
not even one of these:

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#12
james888
[quote="Pandora's Box, post: 2833936"]not even one of these:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/ElMoIsEviL/CPU/AMDK7a.jpg[/quote]I started with a hand me down pentium 3 that had a similarish cooler. My next cpu was a hand me down AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400 and that. I got interested in hardware about then and only the two years I have actually been working on hardware.
Really, the only thing I could remember was that the amd cooler was square. I know the stock intel cooler is round but I can't remember it either. I even have one somewhere around here.
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#14
RejZoR
Arent' graphs that don't start from zero great or what? 3-9% improvemen and the graph makes it look like it's twice as fast in most cases (until you look at the side of the image where th numbers are)...
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#15
d1nky
hasn't the fx4100 got bigger cache sizes? and they trying to piss 4100 owners off?!!
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#16
okidna
by: d1nky
hasn't the fx4100 got bigger cache sizes? and they trying to piss 4100 owners off?!!
Yes, FX-4100 has 8MB L3 cache.
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#17
DerekStorm
Anything below 6300 is a waste of money. The Athlon 750K goes for around $80, same uArch less the cache, FM2's are cheaper than AM3+'s, almost same performace for less money. If you want AM3+ then the 8300 is the way to go, otherwise FM2.
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#18
NC37
Yeah, the Piledriver quads are just poor. FM2s wouldn't help since they lose the L3 entirely. These might beat an i3 in multithreaded but thats it. If your going quad at that price...old AthlonIIs or Phenoms would likely be better.
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#19
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: DerekStorm
Anything below 6300 is a waste of money. The Athlon 750K goes for around $80, same uArch less the cache, FM2's are cheaper than AM3+'s, almost same performace for less money. If you want AM3+ then the 8300 is the way to go, otherwise FM2.
You can build an AM3+ build for the same price as an FM2 build. FX4130 will be faster than the 750K so the point is mute. Also gains the ability to swap for an 83X0 chip at any point in time.
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#21
Prima.Vera
by: RejZoR
Arent' graphs that don't start from zero great or what? 3-9% improvemen and the graph makes it look like it's twice as fast in most cases (until you look at the side of the image where th numbers are)...
this is a better one:

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#22
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
I can't believe people still moan about graphs.
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#24
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
i got this cooler for free from AMD :eek:
3 years ago when the stock aluminium chunk was getting too noisy and still failing, i did an rma, and it came to me in 10days.
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#25
johnnyfiive
by: cdawall
You can build an AM3+ build for the same price as an FM2 build. FX4130 will be faster than the 750K so the point is mute. Also gains the ability to swap for an 83X0 chip at any point in time.
I agree with cdawall here. Go with a AM3+ build off the bat and don't limit yourself to the already huge limitations of the FM2 platform. AM3+ is going to be supported for a long time to come. Get a cheap FX 4130 now, and when you have a spare $200 to spend on a processor upgrade, you're not stuck looking at a A10-5800K wishing you had a AM3+ board to begin with.
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