AMD has silently launched the FX-6330 in mainland China. This is AMD’s latest FX-6000 series processor and comes exclusively to consumers in the APAC (Asian Pacific) market. It is aimed at budget users who are using current generation AMD platforms. The processor is based on AMD’s 32nm Piledriver architecture and is seen as a replacement for the current FX-6300 processor.
If you can believe it the FX-6300 processor was launched back in 2012 and we are seeing the latest model three years later in 2015. Not having a major revised processor offering from AMD since then so as you guess the FX-6330 is nothing new architecture-wise. The FX-6330 will feature six cores based on the 32nm SOI HKMG process. The chip will have a base clock of 3.6 GHz and boost up to 4.2 GHz. That is a 100 MHz boost over the FX-6300. The chip also has 6MB of L2 cache and 8MB of L3 cache.
The chip is compatible with the AM3+ platform so it will stick with DDR3-1866 memory as reference. It will have a 95W TDP with a somewhat improved power management and an unlocked multiplier which allows overclocking support on the chip. The chip will retail for $109.99 in the US which is the same price as the FX-6300. The chip will come with the latest S3.0 cooler that offers 24% more surface area, and 34% higher air volume.