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

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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.

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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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They basically put that big dual-heatpipe cooler they ship with FX-8350.
 
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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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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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99$ is super sweet
 
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I find the most interesting part is the improved stock cooling. Still not as good as what "we" use but I am curious.
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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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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Really digging that price point. Would server my media pc very well.
 
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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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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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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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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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hasn't the fx4100 got bigger cache sizes? and they trying to piss 4100 owners off?!!
 
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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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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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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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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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Why 4130? Why not 4310?
 
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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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I can't believe people still moan about graphs.
 

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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.