AMD FX

AMD FX
Actual generation: 4.
Actual architecture: Excavator (Bristol Ridge)
Technology: 28 nm
The FX series from AMD is intended for use in desktop PCs and notebooks and includes AMD's faster processors, which are designed for PC gamers, for example. The newer models are based on the AMD Bulldozer architecture. At the moment there are 3 different models: Vishera, Zambezi and finally Centurion. The last AMD FX processors were presented in mid-2016. The AMD FX series was then discontinued and replaced by the AMD Ryzen series, which uses a completely new architecture and is significantly more powerful.

Due to the open multiplier, the FX series is ideal for overclocking and is therefore often at home in high-end PCs. The processors are equipped with up to 8 MB level 3 cache. The CPUs were still manufactured in 28-32 nm processes, which is why the processors usually offered less performance with more waste heat than comparable Intel products. Only the newer AMD Ryzen CPUs are completely competitive again or are they sometimes superior to the competition.

Due to the sometimes very high clock frequencies of up to 5 GHz, the energy consumption of the top FX processors is very high, and a very good air cooler is also required.

The AMD FX processors fit into socket AM3+ and support memory up to DDR3-1866 in two memory channels. The use of two memory channels doubles the theoretical memory bandwidth and requires at least two main memory modules. If possible, a PC should always be operated with at least two memory modules. The AMD FX processors presented in 2016 with Excavator (Bristol Ridge) for notebooks and the FP4 socket already support DDR4-2400 RAM.

The ECC memory error correction is supported by AMD's FX processors, but then requires an ECC-capable chipset and also special ECC memory modules. ECC increases the data integrity of a computer and has therefore become established in business use. On the other hand, ECC is hardly ever used by private users or their computers.

All AMD FX CPUs


Processor Generation
AMD FX-9800P AMD FX-9800P
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
4.
AMD FX-9830P AMD FX-9830P
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
4.
AMD FX-7500 AMD FX-7500
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
3.
AMD FX-7600P AMD FX-7600P
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
3.
AMD FX-4300 AMD FX-4300
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
2.
AMD FX-4320 AMD FX-4320
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
2.
AMD FX-4350 AMD FX-4350
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
2.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 3.50 GHz
2.
AMD FX-6350 AMD FX-6350
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
2.
AMD FX-8100 AMD FX-8100
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
2.
AMD FX-8120 AMD FX-8120
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
2.
AMD FX-8140 AMD FX-8140
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
2.
AMD FX-8150 AMD FX-8150
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
2.
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
2.
AMD FX-8310 AMD FX-8310
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
2.
AMD FX-8320 AMD FX-8320
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
2.
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
2.
AMD FX-8350 AMD FX-8350
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
2.
AMD FX-8370 AMD FX-8370
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
2.
AMD FX-8370E AMD FX-8370E
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
2.
AMD FX-9370 AMD FX-9370
8C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
2.
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
2.
AMD FX-4100 AMD FX-4100
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1.
AMD FX-4130 AMD FX-4130
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
1.
AMD FX-4150 AMD FX-4150
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1.
AMD FX-4170 AMD FX-4170
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1.
AMD FX-4200 AMD FX-4200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1.
AMD FX-6100 AMD FX-6100
6C 6T @ 3.30 GHz
1.
AMD FX-6120 AMD FX-6120
6C 6T @ 3.50 GHz
1.
AMD FX-6200 AMD FX-6200
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
1.


AMD FX generation list

Name Generation Segment Technology Architecture
AMD FX-9800 4. Mobile 28 nm Excavator (Bristol Ridge)
AMD FX-7000 3. Desktop / Server 28 nm Kaveri (Steamroller)
AMD FX-4300 2. Desktop / Server 32 nm Vishera (Bulldozer)
AMD FX-6300 2. Desktop / Server 32 nm Vishera (Bulldozer)
AMD FX-8000 2. Desktop / Server 32 nm Vishera (Bulldozer)
AMD FX-9000 2. Desktop / Server 32 nm Vishera (Piledriver)
AMD FX-4100/4200 1. Desktop / Server 32 nm Zambezi (Bulldozer)
AMD FX-6100/6200 1. Desktop / Server 32 nm Zambezi (Bulldozer)




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