If you’re looking for a budget-friendly quad-core processor, you need look no further than the AMD FX 4130. This new AMD processor is a small step up from the AMD FX 4100, offering clock speeds at 3.8/3.9GHz to the FX 4100’s 3.6/3.8GHz. Not too bad, especially considering that you’ll only be paying $11 more for the FX 4130, which sports a price tag of $112.
That’s definitely a budget processor, but as you’ve probably assumed already, don’t expect to be burning through the benchmarks with this guy under the hood. You’re not going to be getting a lot of processing power for that $112, but it should offer more than enough to secure a place in budget-friendly builds. If you’re planning on just doing every day tasks with your computer instead of gaming with all of the bells and whistles maxed, this processor will probably meet your needs.
Alternatively, you may want to take a look at the AMD’s A-Series if you’re trying to snag a budget-friendly processor. AMD just dropped the prices on A-Series processors across the board, bringing the price of the quad-core 2.9Ghz A8-3850 down to $91, with other quad-cores like the 2.7Ghz A6-3670K and the 3.0Ghz A8-3870K settling at $80 and $101 respectively. If you can live with giving away even more power, the dual-core 2.7Ghz A4-3400 can be had for just 48 smackers.
As stated above, these processors don’t have much hope of capturing the performance crowd’s attention, but they should be suitable for a budget, everyday computer. If you’re looking to build a computer and don’t want to break the bank in the process (or don’t need to), these CPUs might be worth a look. Check out our story timeline below for more on AMD!