The rumour mill is grinding once again this week, hot on the heels of some of the Intel leaks we've seen this week it seems its AMD's turn to let some information slip. As some of you may know AMD is currently working on their latest FX-Series CPU codenamed "Vishera" and if the rumours are true, the price of this new chip is fantastic, playing host to AMD's usual price vs performance ratio nicely.
AMD plans to launch four chips on the next-gen FX-Series range of CPU's, these will be based on the Piledriver architecture. These range from the flagship FX-8350 working down the ranks to the FX-8320, FX-6300 and the FX-4300.
The FX-3850 is the cream of the crop and will be running at a hefty 4GHz (4.2GHz Turbo), with a 16MB cache and 8MB of L3 cache and an expected US retail price of $199, which is approx. £125 UK although due to taxes and other influences I would expect the price to be closer to the £150 area.
From there we know that the FX-8320 will run with 8 cores at 3.5 - 4.0GHz and launch with an RRP of $175. The FX-6300 will have six cores at 3.5GHz - 4.1GHz for US $135, and finally the FX-4300 quad core with 3.8GHz/4GHz and a $125 price tag.
This is really going to light a fire under Intel in terms of pricing structure, while clock for clock we know Intel CPU's to out perform AMD, we expect these new Vishera CPU's to pack a mighty punch. When you consider how much power you get for your money, it's really going to be difficult picking between AMD and Intel for your next CPU very soon.