The 2nd generation AMD FX processors utilize the new Piledriver cores introduced first on the Trinity APUs, improving upon the previous generation Bulldozer design. The 4GHz FX-8350 sits at the top of this new lineup and is fully compatible with 900-series AM3+ motherboards. The new Piledriver design is aimed to address the criticisms levied against Bulldozer and improve upon the original design. Similar to previous Bulldozer FX processors, the 2nd generation FX lineup will be completely overclocker friendly with unlocked multipliers. While this is all good news, the most exciting part about the new Vishera FX processors is their price. The top of the line FX-8350 for example has an introductory price of just $195, making it very competitive compared to previous generation FX processors as well as the competition`s more expensive processor offerings."
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