AMD has officially announced the Athlon X4 860K and the FX-8300 processors at their booth during the Chinajoy 2014 event. The Athlon X4 860K will become AMD’s flagship Athlon processor replacing the Athlon X4 760K.
The Athlon 860K is a quad-core processor processor based on the 28 nm “Kaveri” silicon with the integrated graphics disabled. It features four “Steamroller” CPU cores clocked at 3.70 GHz and it has an unlocked base-clock multiplier. The four cores are made up of two modules that feature half the normal L2 cache, so the total L2 cache is just 2 MB. This chip will run on socket FM2+ motherboards based on A88X, A85, A75 and A55 chipsets.
The FX-8300 is the more budget-minded 8 core processor in the AM3+ package. It is based on the 32 nm “Vishera” silicon that features 8 CPU cores spread across four “Piledriver” modules. The chip is clocked at 3.2 GHz with a 3.5 GHz turbo boost. The chip will also have 2 MB of L2 cache per module and 8 MB of shared L3 cache. It has a rated TDP of 95W.
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