AMD Introduces FX Branded High-End Processors

Oct. 26, 2011 – AMD has launched the highly anticipated FX branded processor to compete with Intel i5 and i7 Sandy bridge processors.

According to AMD the FX-branded products will be geared toward enthusiast PCs and HD entertainment. The FX brand is associated with AMD's fastest processors and most powerful platforms – those designed for unrestrained PC performance for the ultimate gaming and HD entertainment experiences. In addition, these processors and platforms drive rich visuals for graphics-intensive applications and high-resolution AMD Eyefinity multi-monitor configurations.

The FX-8150 is the current high end processor which has 8 Cores, 8MB L2 Cache, runs at 3.6ghz with a max turbo speed of 3.9 ghz. These chips come with unlocked multiplier which should be great for overclocking. They are currently retailing for $280 – $300.