Skip to comments.AMD FX-9000 Series Processors Available For Pre-Order – FX-9590 Performance Unveiled, Costs $920
Posted on 06/19/2013 10:42:04 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
AMD unveiled their monstrous FX-9000 series at E3 2013 which are pure monsters in terms of clock speeds and power consumption. When we reported about the new FX-9000 series processors, we knew the pricing on these bad boys would be pretty high compared to the normal FX-Vishera lineup and we were right although there was an issue with the availability of these parts.
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The FX-9000 were meant to be limited to OEM suppliers only with consumers only available to purchase them with a OEM PC and wasnt available for separate retail purchase. However, online retailer PCSuperStore has listed both of the new FX-9000 series SKUs on their site for pre-orders and from the pricing and slides we can already note that AMD is going the Sandy Bridge-E route.
AMD FX-9000 series processors include the flagship FX-9590 which would feature eight x86 Piledriver core and comes at a max turbo clock of 5 GHz with base frequency of 4.7 GHz. These are the absolute limits for a normal processor but the best part is that due to the higher TDP of 220W which may require additional cooling offers additional room for overclocking. The FX-9590 has been listed for $920 US on the site which is comparable to the $999 Core i7-3960X.
The FX-9000 series also includes the FX-9370 which comes with a max turbo speed of 4.7 GHz with base clock speed of 4.4 GHz. Again, this is much higher than the speeds AMD offers on their FX-8000 Vishera lineup. The FX-9370 also comes with a 220W TDP but additional room for overclocking is available.
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Wonder if Koolance is working on the first gen of liquid cooling blocks for this beast. 6 cores @ 4.7 GHz? YIKES!
I have a machine with an Intel i7-3930k (6 core, 12 threads) with quad channel 64GB RAM and an SSD drive. The thing absolutely screams. For everyday tasks it is a complete overkill. I really don’t recommend it for average users. The latest i5 is plenty powerful.
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