The FX-8150 heads up the pack, and features an 8-core design that has a base clocking speed of 3.6GHz, which can be turbocharged to 4.2GHz. Dropping down to the FX-8120 affords you the same eight cores, but a base clocking speed of 3.1GHz and a max of 4.0GHz. The FX-6100 will provide users with six cores and a base clocking speed of 3.3GHz, which can be boosted to 3.9GHz. Finally, there's the four core FX-4100, which yields 3.6GHz base speeds and a max of 3.8GHz.

The FX-8150 and FX-8120 will cost $245 and $205, while the FX-6100 has a $165 MSRP and the FX-4100 will retail for $115.

**AMD FX-8150 Reviews:**

Tomshardware

Guru3D

Anandtech

Techspot

Bit-tech

Techreport

Bottom line from Tomshardware:

*"So, let’s say someone puts Core i5-2500K and FX-8150 in front of you. The Core i5 costs $220 bucks, and the FX runs $245. Which one do you buy?*

If it’s me, I’m going with the Core i5."

If it’s me, I’m going with the Core i5."