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Anyone know when a 95 watt version of the 8350 is scheduled to launch? I am running my 4300 at 4.6ghz, and it averages 85-ish% usage while gaming, down from about 98% usage at stock clocks.

Anyways, looking to upgrade, but I'm hesitating to go 6300 or 8320/8350. I will be upgrading soon, but is it worth it to wait for a 95 watt 8 core piledriver chip?

Edit:
I'm not talking about the supposed 8300 that runs at 3-ish ghz and turbo's up to 8350 clock speeds. I mean one that's 95 watt @ 4ghz.
Edited by zer0entropy - 2/6/13 at 3:54pm
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Anybody?

not trolling here, just wondering, will it be when steamroller drops? anyone heard anything?
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I don't think there's any hard dates down but a quarter or two until the piledriver refresh and then a few quarters until steamroller hits, I think.
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Ok so we're looking at approximately Q2 or Q3 2013 for another iteration of FX-x3xx series.

I can definitely run the FX4300 until then, especially at 4.6ghz. Thanks for the info speculation.
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AMD has a few upcoming releases....


AMD Richland APUs Arrive on March 19th
Second Generation Piledriver FX CPUs Expected in June 2013
Steamroller based Kaveri APU in 2H 2013

Read more:http://wccftech.com/amd-launch-richland-apus-19th-march-piledriver-fx-cpu-refresh-expected-june-2013/
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FX-8300 95w part is likely to be oem.
Waiting for steamroller.
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I doubt you'll see an 8350 that can cram into a 95W TDP at 4 GHz. It sounds like the summer refresh of Vishera is just a clockspeed bump. You might seen an 8370 that can run 4.2 stock or something along those lines, but a low-power 4 GHz desktop chip is going to be tough to come by.
     
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Originally Posted by kyfire View Post

AMD has a few upcoming releases....


AMD Richland APUs Arrive on March 19th
Second Generation Piledriver FX CPUs Expected in June 2013
Steamroller based Kaveri APU in 2H 2013

Read more:http://wccftech.com/amd-launch-richland-apus-19th-march-piledriver-fx-cpu-refresh-expected-june-2013/

OK not bad at all. can definitely hang around with current gen piledriver until then, its not very far away really.
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FX-8300 95w part is likely to be oem.
Waiting for steamroller.

Ok, so only vendors and some other will get to use the 8300, kind of like the TWKR chips right? (sort of)
I wont hold my breath for a full market release of a similar chip then.

Thanks for the Reply's! thumb.gif
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I doubt you'll see an 8350 that can cram into a 95W TDP at 4 GHz. It sounds like the summer refresh of Vishera is just a clockspeed bump. You might seen an 8370 that can run 4.2 stock or something along those lines, but a low-power 4 GHz desktop chip is going to be tough to come by.

Damn, that's too bad. I was hoping for something similar to what AMD did with the Deneb cores, starting out with a flagship model @125w, then a few iterations later releasing a final form of Deneb that ran at the same speed as the initial release, but at 95w instead while also releasing something similar to what you mentioned, a new faster flagship at 125w.

now just to decide on upgrading to a 8320 from the 4300 or just cool my heels on it and wait for steamroller rolleyes.gif
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Quote:
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Ok, so only vendors and some other will get to use the 8300, kind of like the TWKR chips right? (sort of)
thumb.gif
No, as in the FX-8300 will be put in Acer's and Dell's etc. and only sold to oems.
A new TWKR FX chip would be nice rolleyes.gif
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