AMD Centurion FX-9590 5 GHz Processor Gets Previewed – Comes Close to Core i7-4770K
AMD released their FX-9590 and FX-9370 processors
at E3 2013 which brought 5 GHz native clock speeds to consumers for the
very first time. The new AMD FX 5 GHz processors are supposed to be
limited edition and would only be available through OEM PCs
AMD Centurion FX-9590 Processor Gets Previewed
VR-Zone forum member “MacClipper”
acquired a retail sample of the FX-9590 and provided a brief preview
of the 5 GHz beast from AMD. But before we get into the benchmarks, we
would like to tell our readers a bit of the details about the FX-9590
itself. The processor is based off the same 32nm HKG process used on
Piledriver and Bulldozer. It features 8 cores and 8 threads and features
8 MB of cache. Specifically, the
CPU doesn’t comes with a 5 GHz clock speed but its the Turbo core 3.0
technology that pushes its clocks higher from the base clock of 4.7 GHz.
Retail samples have been appearing on several retail sites since the
launch of the new lineup and we are estimating a price range of the processor around the $800 mark
which is around the same as the Core i7-3960X.
There are some intresting details regarding the FX-9590 provided by the user, the chip
runs at idle on 1.4GHz at 0.875V while at 5 GHz turbo clock speed, it
pushes to an 1.513V. This could be quiet high for some cases and would
require heavy cooling and power supply requirements for usage. Only a limited amount of high-end AM3+ motherboards would be able to support the 5 GHz lineup such as the GA-990FX-UD7 from Gigabyte or the ASUS Crosshair V Formula. The processor features the same size and die as the older FX-8350 and the only difference between the two chips is that the 5 GHz chip is highly binned and comes with higher clock speeds. The user tested it with the ASRock 990FX Extreme9 motherboard which is considered as the flagship AM3+ motherboard in their lineup.
NOTE: The user had disabled AMD’s Turbo Core 3.0
technology to enable 5 GHz clock speed for all eight cores. This would
result in an enormous boost over the stock FX-9590 performance.