AMD's new eight-core FX chips are based on aging Piledriver architecture!

Damn... AMD needs to get some new architecture in the old pipeline.

Advanced Micro Devices is targeting mid-range desktops with its latest high-end FX chips based on the Piledriver architecture.

The three new FX processors each have eight cores. The chips are designed for home PC builders looking to make their own desktops for just under $1,000 to as much as $1,500.

FX chips are AMD's highest performing processors and are popular with gamers who overclock their chips and use separate graphics cards. The FX chips compete with Intel's Core Extreme Edition high-end desktop chips.

PCs with the new FX chips will be good for content creation and can be overclocked for gaming. The CPUs can be matched up with graphics processors for a gaming experience that's a notch above standard desktops but not as good as extreme gaming rigs, said Adam Kozak, a product marketing manager at AMD.

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