AMD FX-8370e Review

👤by Tony Le Bourne Comments 📅05-09-14
Introduction

Product on Review: AMD FX-8370e
Manufacturer and Sponsor: AMD
Street Price: £145inc. VAT/ $199 USD

Amidst the tick-tock of Intel releases, AMD slash prices on their 8 core FX-Series processors. Huge price cuts have been made to the likes of the FX-9xxx series while we see the introduction of various new SKUs that offer marginally improved performance within the same TDP as previous models. Of the latest released, we see two models coming with the energy efficient 'e' moniker.

Today we take a look at the FX-8370e, which has a 95W TDP and features a base/turbo frequency of 3.3/4.3 GHz. Considering that power use is one of the primary concerns for some, these 'e' series processors will make for a slightly more tempting purchase over other models. Groans may be made by some at the lack of progression because these chips are based on the aging 'Piledriver' core, still, this stirring allows AMD to make face. Let's put it to the test.



AMD's Overview of the FX Processors
AMD FX Processors
We call it the new AMD FX 8-Core Processor Black Edition and it's unlocked for your overclocking pleasure. Experience unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with the industry's first 32nm 8-core desktop processor. Get the speed you crave with AMD Turbo CORE Technology to push your core frequencies to the limit when you need it most. Go beyond the limits of maximum speed with easy-to-use AMD OverDrive™ technology and AMD Catalyst™ Control Center™ software suites. But the best part of all? You'll get all this impressive performance at an unbelievable price. You'll be asking yourself "what competition?" in no time.



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