Tuesday, December 15th 2015

AMD Intros FX-6330 Black Edition Six-core Processor

AMD fleshed out its sub-$150 desktop CPU lineup with the new FX-6330, a socket AM3+ six-core chip based on the 32 nm "Vishera" silicon, which is priced at $109. At this price, it will take on the entry-level Core i3 and Pentium dual-core chips from Intel. This chip offers out of the box clocks of 3.60 GHz, and a maximum TurboCore frequency of 4.20 GHz. Its six cores are spread across three "Piledriver" modules. It features a total of 6 MB of L2, and 8 MB of L3 caches. The integrated memory controller supports dual-channel DDR3-1866 memory. Its TDP is rated at 95W.
Source: PCPop
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49 Comments on AMD Intros FX-6330 Black Edition Six-core Processor

#1
TheinsanegamerN
woooo, ANOTHER piledriver chip. Meanwhile, they have excavator but refuse to release it to the desktop audience.
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#2
RCoon
What a waste of development and PR keystrokes.
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#3
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
If it was like €60 or so it would be good.
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#4
hojnikb
People actually buy fx chips in 2015 ?

i mean, that stuff is like 4 years old nowdays.
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Hey how can we increase sales? [amd to sales team]
Um. shit, maybe just release something no one wants or needs? [sales team]
You are a genius this is why we are doing so well in the market! [amd to sales team]
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#6
hojnikb
Maybe they found a stock of good bins and figured why not sell it at a different name....
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#7
RejZoR
32nm when competition is running at 14nm. AMD, wake the fuck up. I am at 22nm with 5820K, but for a reasons like availability and core count. Of actual cores not shared modules.
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
hojnikb
Maybe they found a stock of good bins and figured why not sell it at a different name....
I am guessing they found a bunch of bad bins and needed a SKU to stuff them into. 6370 would be the up bin, they already have a higher clocked 6350.
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#9
Casecutter
If you could get this for $20 more than the regular six-core "Vishera" FX-6300 (other than Egg can be had for $90-100) as a tray part there could be takers, but as cdawall above said it a bin that never got that full and now need to kick them well before Zen.
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#10
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
"Moar cores... moar sales"
"AMD being AMD....
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#11
GhostRyder
Least its cheap. But irrelevant none the less.
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#12
GLD
I love the 95w FX cpu's. I would LOVE a 95w 8350. Can you make that happen AMD?
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#15
jabbadap
GLD
I love the 95w FX cpu's. I would LOVE a 95w 8350. Can you make that happen AMD?
FX-8370e(base clock 3.3GHz, max clock 4.3GHz) or FX-8320e(Base clock 3.2GHz, max clock 4.0GHz) are 95W 8-core cpus, what more do you want?

Edit: slow...
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#16
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
jabbadap
FX-8370e(base clock 3.3GHz, max clock 4.3GHz) or FX-8320e(Base clock 3.2GHz, max clock 4.0GHz) are 95W 8-core cpus, what more do you want?

Edit: slow...
4.4 base and 4.7 turbo would be a good start since that's what it takes to be competitive with a lower wattage intel i5.
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#17
GhostRyder
cdawall
They are clocked quite a bit lower however.
I know, I was just pointing it out to him. Plus their base is low but they still will boost up pretty high.
cdawall
4.4 base and 4.7 turbo would be a good start since that's what it takes to be competitive with a lower wattage intel i5.
Well yea but I doubt we are going to see anything more from Vishera other than slightly better or revised versions until they scrap it for Zen.
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#18
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
We wont see anything useful is my guess. I am extremely disappointed they didn't put excavator on AM3+. My only guess is they didn't scale well, or AMD didn't care enough to scale to 8 cores and higher clocks.
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#19
cyneater
6 core? Don't they mean 3 core...

I heard AMD are going to make electric heaters next so they can sell off there 8 core FX chips.
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#20
GhostRyder
cdawall
We wont see anything useful is my guess. I am extremely disappointed they didn't put excavator on AM3+. My only guess is they didn't scale well, or AMD didn't care enough to scale to 8 cores and higher clocks.
Probably both, even with the newest chips in their lineup bulldozer was still far behind. Development for such chips would cost to much to justify the price point since they would probably still sit well enough below Intels mainstream processors that it would not sell or be worthwhile. While they are no means horrible chips, there are just better alternatives available. I think they wanted to wait until they had enough time to make something truly new which is hopefully what Zen will pull out and just make mid range APU's for mobile and desktop.
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#21
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
GhostRyder
Probably both, even with the newest chips in their lineup bulldozer was still far behind. Development for such chips would cost to much to justify the price point since they would probably still sit well enough below Intels mainstream processors that it would not sell or be worthwhile. While they are no means horrible chips, there are just better alternatives available. I think they wanted to wait until they had enough time to make something truly new which is hopefully what Zen will pull out and just make mid range APU's for mobile and desktop.
I am just astounded they didn't release them on FM2+ at least. I don't see how scaling them to 8 cores wasn't done...
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#22
ZoneDymo
Seems like tons and tons of posters here know nothing at all about the outside world....
You think even 0.01% of the people that will get these chips in their pc know anything about them other then: "oh look 6 cores"?

Its like megapixels with cameras, give the general public a bigger number and sales go up, this will sell just fine.
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#23
GhostRyder
cdawall
I am just astounded they didn't release them on FM2+ at least. I don't see how scaling them to 8 cores wasn't done...
FM2+ I don't believe is able to do such high power chips even with some of the better motherboards. But I believe it was the cost to make said chips that ended the idea.
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#24
truth teller
yet another cannon fodder cpu, to fill in the gaps... kinda expensive too at this point, $89 would have been good
guess we are bound to wait a bit longer for news more exciting than this from amd (hopefully)
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#25
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
ZoneDymo
Seems like tons and tons of posters here know nothing at all about the outside world....
You think even 0.01% of the people that will get these chips in their pc know anything about them other then: "oh look 6 cores"?

Its like megapixels with cameras, give the general public a bigger number and sales go up, this will sell just fine.
Most users couldn't care less what the CPU is that is in their PC. If the task they want to accomplish happens they just move on.

GhostRyder
FM2+ I don't believe is able to do such high power chips even with some of the better motherboards. But I believe it was the cost to make said chips that ended the idea.
If they removed the GPU I bet they could have kept a 95w TDP, but I honestly don't know if that is possible on a normal FM2+ board.
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