Together with the launch of the Radeon R9 285 yesterday (my analysis is in the works), AMD also launched three new processors for their Socket AM3+ lineup. They are the FX-8320E, FX-8370e and FX-8370. All are eight-core processors based on the Piledriver architecture manufactured on the 32nm process. The E-variants ship with a 95W TDP to keep power consumption an heat generation low, while the FX-8370 replaces the FX-8350 as AMD’s mid-range flagship processor. It’ll be the one to get, with a base clock of 4.0GHz, a boost clock of 4.3GHz and much higher overclocking headroom thanks to the mature production process at Global Foundries.
AMD hasn’t announced pricing for the South African market, but we’ll get them sooner or later. Don’t expect them to be priced competitively against Intel though, because there’s a much smaller market for FX chips here than in other parts of the world.