Next-gen AMD FX 4350 and 6350 join the FX CPU family

Today, two new processors are joining AMD's FX CPU line-up. They are the AMD FX-4350 and AMD FX-6350 procssors. Both processors are unlocked, and are compatible with 900-series motherboards. The AMD FX-4350 processor offers quad-core performance, while the AMD FX-6350 offers 6-core performance. They're both designed to allow you seamless multitasking and much more enjoyability when it comes to watching videos or playing games.

The AMD FX-4350 CPU is a quad-core CPU that is clocked at 4.2GHz Base Turbo and 4.3GHz Max Turbo. It has 12MB of L2 and L3 cache and it offers 10% better performance compared to its predecessor, the AMD FX-4300. The AMD FX-6350 is a 6-core CPU clocked at 3.9GHz Base Turbo and 4.2GHz Max Turbo with 14MB of L2 and L3 cache. It's designed to appeal to users who need a good CPU for HD video editing and 3D modeling.

Both CPUs are compatible with socket AM3+ motherboards. The AMD FX family is easily overclocked using AMD's Overdrive and Catalyst Control Center software. However, AMD wants users to note that they're overclocking their CPUs at their own risk, and that any damage caused by overclocking isn't covered by AMD's warranty, even if the users use AMD's software to do it.

AMD's high-end FX line-up was released two years ago, debuting with the first world's first 8-core CPUs, the FX-8000 series. The FX-8000 helped win AMD the Guinness World Record for "Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor." While not belonging to the FX-8000 series, the AMD FX-4350 and FX-6350 are no slouches. They are designed to work with the most intense programs and deliver good performance while also being easy on power usage. You are are able to purchase the FX-4350 for $122 and the FX-6350 for $132.

[via AMD]