AMD Adds FX-4130 to Lineup and Reduces Prices Across the Board

As we get closer and closer to the official release of Trinity and possibly Piledriver, the signs begin to show. Before we dive head first into the new lineup from AMD, they are releasing possibly the last Bulldozer chip with the FX-4130 CPU.

The FX-4130 will be taking the $112 spot for AMD and moving the FX-4100 down to $101 as the target retail price. The FX-4130 also takes on a minor performance increase at 3.8 GHz (3.9 GHz turbo) compared to the FX-4100 at 3.6 GHz (3.8 GHz turbo), but is also a 125W chip. This is a strange move by AMD to release a new chip this close to an update to the entire lineup. This makes me think the Piledriver update will be further delayed or possible skipped over.

AMD Adds FX-4130 to Lineup and Reduces Prices Across the Board

This could be a sign of the FX-4100 being moved to a strictly OEM market space as I don’t see the need for three quad-core FX chips within $20 of each other. I personally have never been a fan of clock speed updates to processors. While I do not see the FX-4130 making a big splash, I will enjoy the price reductions of all the other AMD processors and APUs.

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