According to Chinese website PCPop, AMD has quietly launched a new CPU, the FX-6330 Black Edition. This purported new chip is based off the Piledriver architecture, and it's built on a 32-nm process. This 95W chip packs six Vishera cores clocked at 3.6 GHz base and 4.2 GHz turbo speeds, assisted by 6MB of L2 cache and 8MB of L3 cache.
The website claims the chip is already selling in the Chinese market for around $109, a price that places it roughly in Intel Pentium or entry-level Core i3 territory. Given the "6330" model number, it stands to reason that the new CPU is a update to the existing FX-6300.
The FX-6330's unlocked multiplier could be of interest for those who want to overclock on the cheap. PCPop reportedly obtained a retail FX-6330 and benchmarked it against Intel's Core i3-4160. The AMD chip seems to hold its own reasonably well in those benchmarks, so it could be a viable option for builders on a budget who are willing to tolerate the aging AM3+ platform.
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