AMD FX CPUs are now officially on sale in the US, and we’ve been lucky enough to have a chance to sit down with some of the most respected tech journalists in the business to ask about their experiences with the new CPUs.
While we do have some AMD CPUs that we’ll be taking a closer look at, the main focus of our interview is on the FX-8100 & FX-8400.
As with all AMD CPU launches, the FX series are designed to be the fastest and most efficient CPUs available.
They are designed for the demands of the new generation of video game consoles, and the performance increases you can expect from them are a huge step up from the FX 8400 and FX-8350 that were released in October 2017.
We were very impressed with the AMD FX 8400 & FX 8600, both of which are available in a range of different configurations.
The FX-8600 is AMD’s new flagship processor, and like all AMD CPUs, it is equipped with an integrated graphics solution, which is also integrated into the motherboard.
The new AMD FX processors have been designed with graphics in mind, with AMD’s Polaris architecture based GPUs powering most of the compute capabilities of the system.
The AMD FX 8000 series, which launched in late 2017, features a new version of AMD’s graphics solution that is powered by the company’s new Polaris architecture, which will be used to power the upcoming AMD Ryzen CPUs.
The Polaris architecture was originally unveiled in 2019, and it will be the first architecture in AMD’s CPU lineup to support AMD’s Graphics Core Next architecture, a high-end graphics stack that will enable AMD to offer even better gaming performance than its existing R9 Fury X architecture.
The new Polaris graphics stack will also feature AMD’s High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) memory, which can be placed inside the system’s GPU to increase its bandwidth, and can be used for memory caching, high-bandwidth VRAM and other features.
The GPU is equipped in a PCIe-X form factor, allowing for higher performance than conventional graphics cards.
The AMD FX series CPUs are designed with a modular design that makes them easy to install and configure.
The XFX FX-8000 is AMDs latest FX CPU.
The FX 8000 is the first CPU that has an HBM memory module, and as such it is also the first to feature a custom cooler design.
This cooler will allow AMD to optimize its graphics hardware without the need for external cooling.
The first AMD FX CPU to ship was the FX 7800, which was announced in 2017.
AMD launched its new FX CPUs in 2018 with the FX 8000, and they have remained a popular choice for many years.
The flagship FX 7600 series was launched in 2018, and many of the older FX CPUs have been updated with new features such as a higher frequency (up to 2.2GHz), an improved clock speed (up from 2.5GHz), more cores, and a higher number of memory channels.