An update to the budget gaming chip of choice from the Piledriver generation.
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The new Jaguar cores inside AMD's latest APU are making waves. That's because they're found in both the new Xbox One console and the PlayStation 4.
Technically, a very interesting chip, but platform limitations put the kybosh on any real appeal.
The last few months have left me with a rather positive feeling towards AMD. Can this continue with the upgraded AMD FX-4300?
The original FX-6200 impressed us recently with its combination of bargain price, impressive multi-threading performance and serious overclocking chops too. Can the FX-6300 repeat the same trick?
AMD have updated the Piledriver specification to offer some more bang for your buck. Can it go toe-to-toe with Intel this time round?
Take a CPU. Cram in a graphics core. What d'ya got? If you're AMD, it's a Fusion processor.
More features in less space. Is AMD's new Trinity fusion chip for thin-and-light laptops an Intel Ultrabook killer?
While its flagship FX processors are failing to shine it does seem a little on unfair on AMD that at the other end of the market it has a chip which really ought be cleaning up. Its Llano Fusion APUs, which combine a multi-core CPU and a Radeon graphics part on one die, are actually rather good.
We'll put a hold recommendation the 6100. At stock clocks and with the final module hidden, it's not terribly exciting. However, if it turns out that most of all 6100s will happily run with the final module enabled, it might just be worth a roll of the dice. If that happens, we'll be more than happy to upgrade the 6100's status to buy.