AMD is working intensely at the development of 8-core processors, the release of which is prognosticated for the 4th quarter of 2012. According to the preliminary data, AMD will release two models at once: FX 8320 and FX 8300. Such information could not but rejoice all customers using AMD FX processors on Bulldozer architecture, since the new CPUs are promised to be more efficient. The new processors will go with Vishera codename and will be built on the improved Piledriver architecture.
Similar to the flagship model AMD FX-8350, the two models will be designed on the basis of 32 nm micro architecture. They will support DDR3 memory with the frequency of 1866 MHz and will have 8Mb of L3 cache-memory. The two models will also support Socket AM3+ slot. Therefore, the major advantage of the new processor is that they will offer almost 20% more efficiency as compared to the current chips of FX series.
Nevertheless, the two CPUs, FX 8320 and FX 8300, will have certain differences pertained to the operational frequencies and power consumption. Firstly, FX 8300 is supposed to show frequency of 3.5 GHz in Turbo Core mode, while the index will rise up to 4 GHz with FX 8320. Secondly, the level of power consumption will not exceed the boundaries of 95W with FX 8300, while FX 8320 model will consume up to 125 W.