AMD FX-9000 Series Processors Available For Pre-Order – FX-9590 Performance Unveiled, Costs $920

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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.

AMD FX 5 GHz

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AMD FX-9000 Processors Available For Pre-Order in US

The FX-9000 were meant to be limited to OEM suppliers only with consumers only available to purchase them with a OEM PC and wasn’t 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. On the other hand, the FX-9370 is priced at $576 US which is still higher than the $199 FX-8350 Vishera processor but comparable to Intel’s Core i7-3930K processor.

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AMD FX-9590AMD FX-9370AMD FX-8350
ArchitecturePiledriverPiledriverPiledriver
FamilyVisheraVisheraVishera
Manufacture32 nm SOI HKMG32 nm SOI HKMG32 nm SOI HKMG
Cores8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)
CPU Clock Base4.7 GHz4.4 Ghz4.0 GHz
CPU Turbo Core5.0 GHz4.7 GHz4.2 GHz
L2 cache4 x 2 MB4 x 2 MB4 x 2 MB
L3 cache8 MB8 MB8 MB
Max. DDR31866 MHz1866 MHz1866 MHz
TDP220 W220 W125 W
Price$920$576$199

 

We still don’t have a confirmed that as to when AMD’s FX-9000 series would be available for retail but we will be looking at performance results of these bad boys a few weeks before launch.

FX-9000

EDIT – Following are the first benchmarks of the FX-9590 processor codenamed “Centurion: in Battlefield 3 and x264 HD benchmark courtesy of PCGamesHardware.

FX-9590 Battlefield 3 FX-9590 x264 HD

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