AMD releases new socket FM1 processor, adjusts prices

Feeling increased product pressure by Intel, which just released a new platform based on a new chipset and chips, AMD has released a new member of the FM1 processor familiy – the AMD Athlon II X4 651.

The new chip is made for AMD’s socket FM1 platform, runs at 3.00 GHz and does not feature an on-die GPU. TDP is set at 100W while the L2 cache is 4 MB as expected. AMD charges 92 US dollars for the novelty. Performance-wise the new processor offers slight increase in processing speed compared to the AMD A8-3850, which runs at 2.90 GHz, while at the same time it costs much less due to the missing on-die graphics processor.

AMD Athlon II

AMD has also adjusted prices for some of its processors – the AMD A6-3500 goes down 4 US dollars to a new lower price of 85 USD, while the AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 went up by 2 US dollars to 66 USD and 71 USD respectively. The new Bulldozer-based FX-6100 goes down by 10 US dollars to 155 USD.

Source: Anandtech

Related posts

MSI announces Vortex G65 gaming PCs

MSI announces Vortex G65 gaming PCs

After announcing numerous gaming notebooks, MSI has turned its attention to gaming desktops. The company has just announced two new models that belong to the so-called Vortex G65 line. The new computers come with NVIDIA SLI configurations out of the box. The first computer has two GeForce GTX...

Archos adds two new LTE smartphones to product list

Archos adds two new LTE smartphones to product list

The French tech company Archos has been known for making and selling budget-oriented devices with surprisingly good tech specs. The just added 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus smartphones continue the company’s traditions and offer good hardware for little money. The two smartphones share...

Microsoft plans all-metal Lumia flagship

Microsoft plans all-metal Lumia flagship

This month the word Microsoft will be associated with the release of Windows 10 but there are other things going on in the background of this famous company. In fact Microsoft is experiencing the biggest reorganization of its mobile phone business. After admitting that purchasing Nokia was a...

Leave a comment