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AMD Socket AM3+ Processors / CPUs
Unlocked, Multi-Core, Overclocking Ready
Ideal for gamers and high-performance users in need of a multi-Core processor which excels in multithreaded applications, the AMD AM3+ FX series of processors deliver high clock speeds and incredible capabilities for overclocking, providing a wide range of choice within its line-up. Extending to the platform feature-set for external devices and connections, the FX series of processors are designed to deliver high-performance with great expandability, giving gamers and performance users everything they require for their computing requirements. On the AM3+ platform, memory speeds of DDR3 2000MHz+ are achievable, along with support for enhanced power management states for saving on power.
Built on a Quad-Core design with an unlocked multiplier for extreme overclocking, the FX-4 series of processors prove to be great choices for Entry-Level gaming PCs. Solutions such as the FX-4 4100, 4300, and the 4350 are constructed with four CPU cores with clock speed measurements from 3.4GHz to 4.2GHz. These CPUs allow overclocking for improved performance with power requirements ranging from 95W and above.
Featuring a Six-Core design along with an unlocked multiplier to take advantage of overclocking, FX-6 series processors start with a base clock of 3.5GHz with AMD’s Turbo Core technology increasing performance to 4.2GHz. The increase in core count allows for improved capabilities in multi-tasking applications, with FX-6 series CPUs such as the FX-6300 and FX-6350 being a great starting point for those new to PC gaming, looking for a processor which offers great value and performance.
Delivering the most performance within AMD’s FX series of processors, the FX-8 CPUs feature the highest clock speeds and highest number of cores, ideal for gamers and high-performance users in need of a processor with amazing overclocking potential. Designed with 8 cores at a base clock speed of 3.5GHz, processors such as the FX-8320, 8350 and the 9590 have been engineered to take full advantage of aftermarket cooling solutions in order to reach clock speed performance up to 5.00GHz. Requiring 125W on the majority of CPUs with 220W on the highest-end model, FX-8 series CPUs are great for gamers building a Mid-range to High-end gaming PC.