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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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.
|AMD FX-9590||AMD FX-9370||AMD FX-8350|
|Manufacture||32 nm SOI HKMG||32 nm SOI HKMG||32 nm SOI HKMG|
|Cores||8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)||8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)||8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)|
|CPU Clock Base||4.7 GHz||4.4 Ghz||4.0 GHz|
|CPU Turbo Core||5.0 GHz||4.7 GHz||4.2 GHz|
|L2 cache||4 x 2 MB||4 x 2 MB||4 x 2 MB|
|L3 cache||8 MB||8 MB||8 MB|
|Max. DDR3||1866 MHz||1866 MHz||1866 MHz|
|TDP||220 W||220 W||125 W|
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.
EDIT – Following are the first benchmarks of the FX-9590 processor codenamed “Centurion: in Battlefield 3 and x264 HD benchmark courtesy of PCGamesHardware.