AMD FX-8300 Launches with Lower TDP

edwardquilo - December 27, 2012 07:01AM in CPU's

AMD's eight-core FX-8300 is now available for enthusiasts to play with, after weeks of informed speculation on whether the company would be releasing another cost-effective chip. The big news here is FX-8300's 95W TDP, which is considerably less when compared to the rest of AMD's eight-core Vishera lineup. Running at a default clock speed of 3.30 GHz with 3.60 GHz of TurboCore speed, the AMD FX-8300's four modules packs in eight cores, along with 8MB total L2 cache and 8 MB shared L3 cache. Priced somewhere between the FX-8350 and FX-8320, the FX-8300 retails for an estimated $190. Despite the chip being slower than its siblings (and priced so closely), the drop in TDP is thought of as its main selling point.