Tuesday, June 11th 2013

AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor

AMD today unveiled its most powerful member of the legendary AMD FX family of CPUs, the world's first commercially available 5 GHz CPU processor, the AMD FX-9590. These 8-core CPUs deliver new levels of gaming and multimedia performance for desktop enthusiasts. AMD FX-9000 Series CPUs will be available initially in PCs through system integrators.

"At E3 this week, AMD demonstrated why it is at the core of gaming," said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Products Division at AMD. "The new FX 5 GHz processor is an emphatic performance statement to the most demanding gamers seeking ultra-high resolution experiences including AMD Eyefinity technology. This is another proud innovation for AMD in delivering the world's first commercially available 5 GHz processor."

"AMD continues to push the envelope when it comes to desktop capabilities and power performance," said Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of MAINGEAR. "In unveiling the world's first 5 GHz 8-core CPU, AMD continues to lead the way in innovation while providing our customers with a best-in-class experience. We are thrilled to be part of this exciting launch."

The new 5 GHz FX-9590 and 4.7 GHz FX-9370 feature the "Piledriver" architecture, are unlocked for easy overclocking and pave the way for enthusiasts to enjoy higher CPU speeds and related performance gains. Additionally, these processors feature AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology to dynamically optimize performance across CPU cores and enable maximum computing for the most intensive workloads.

AMD was the first to break the 1 GHz barrier in May of 2000 and continues to set the standard in technology innovation including the first Windows compatible 64-bit PC processor and the first native dual-core and quad-core processors. AMD also introduced the first APU (unifying CPU and Radeon graphics on the same chip) and the first x86 quad-core SoC, continuing forward with HSA architectures and programming models.

The new AMD FX CPUs will be available from system integrators globally beginning this summer. Two models will be available:
  • FX-9590: Eight "Piledriver" cores, 5 GHz Max Turbo
  • FX-9370: Eight "Piledriver" cores, 4.7 GHz Max Turbo
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147 Comments on AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor

#1
drdeathx
by: Ravenas
As does mine. I would be more interested in this chip if it were 28nm or 22nm.
AMD is not quite there yet
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#2
Ravenas
by: drdeathx
AMD is not quite there yet
I know they aren't, but I wish they were. ;)
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#3
m1dg3t
Interesting! AMD, first again!

Still no love...:cry:

I'd like to see some reviews pl0x guyes :respect:
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#4
drdeathx
by: m1dg3t
Interesting! AMD, first again!

Still no love...:cry:

I'd like to see some reviews pl0x guyes :respect:
Ya, dumbtard persons who do not know what is up see AMD at 5GHz and Intel at 3.5GHz....... AMD wins by default. :banghead::banghead::banghead:


AMD will ride this wave as long as they can.
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#5
m1dg3t
by: drdeathx
Ya, dumbtard persons who do not know what is up see AMD at 5GHz and Intel at 3.5GHz....... AMD wins by default. :banghead::banghead::banghead:


AMD will ride this wave as long as they can.
I have officially been upgraded to "Dumbtard"! :roll:

AMD got you mad again Dr? I think you need a sammich! :)
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#6
drdeathx
by: m1dg3t
I have officially been upgraded to "Dumbtard"! :roll:

AMD got you mad again Dr? I think you need a sammich! :)
Nah I am good, eating a Jimmy johns ATM!;)

Your not a dumbtard sir
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#7
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
The real question I have is how much higher will it go and how much more power will it have to chomp down to do it if it can? Only time will tell.
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#8
m1dg3t
by: drdeathx
Nah I am good, eating a Jimmy johns ATM!;)

Your not a dumbtard sir
But... But... I don't wanna be a dingus mah whole life! :o

pl0x dunt kall mi Sur... I'm just a d00fus :peace:
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#9
m1dg3t
by: Aquinus
The real question I have is how much higher will it go and how much more power will it have to chomp down to do it if it can? Only time will tell.
The headroom should tell if it was binning or silicon improvements. I would think. :o
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#10
Ravenas
I just want to see the overclocking ability. Oh... and the idle temps.
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#11
drdeathx
by: Ravenas
I just want to see the overclocking ability. Oh... and the idle temps.
Seeing they are binned chips, they would certainly do better that 8350's. how good? Each chip would most likely not be the same....
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#12
theoneandonlymrk
by: cadaveca
My 8350 already does 5 GHz @ 1.5V. I expect better than that. Seems pretty simple for AMD to do this, to me. They could have been binning for this 5 GHz chip since they started making Vishera, a long long time ago, in a distant land, with fairies.:)
Show off :p ill get there eventually
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#13
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Aquinus
The real question I have is how much higher will it go and how much more power will it have to chomp down to do it if it can? Only time will tell.
Who cares how much power it uses. It is an enthusiast series chip they are not designed to be mainstream or low power. I am more curious about the actual release date and price. I have been patiently waiting to get an FX series chip and I feel like this will be my one.
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#14
Mathragh
by: cdawall
Who cares how much power it uses. It is an enthusiast series chip they are not designed to be mainstream or low power. I am more curious about the actual release date and price. I have been patiently waiting to get an FX series chip and I feel like this will be my one.
I sincerely for your sake then hope that they will also release them to consumers at some point, because as it stands now, they'll only be available to system builders (atleast initially)

"Moreover, the chips will be available to system makers only, which suggests that they need more sophisticated cooling systems than typically utilized by end-users."
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#15
TheinsanegamerN
and, let me guess. im most applications, a core i5 running at 4 GHz will easily destroy this thing, or in applications that actually use 8 cores, performance will be similar to the two. This is coming from someone who has benched his 4 GHZ 3570k with his friends fx-8350 that already hits 5 GHz. not all that impressed with this chip...
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#16
OneCool
6 GHZ ON AIR COMING SOON!!!!!!!!!!! :respect:
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#17
DinaAngel
now just intel must come out with 5ghz 8 core cpu!! :roll:
i wonder how far u can overclock these 5ghz AMD cpus ;)
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#18
drdeathx
by: TheinsanegamerN
and, let me guess. im most applications, a core i5 running at 4 GHz will easily destroy this thing, or in applications that actually use 8 cores, performance will be similar to the two. This is coming from someone who has benched his 4 GHZ 3570k with his friends fx-8350 that already hits 5 GHz. not all that impressed with this chip...
Guess again
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#19
BigMack70
Unless these things can hit 6 GHz on air cooling, I don't see the point over the 8350
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#20
HumanSmoke
by: m1dg3t
Interesting! AMD, first again!
Yeah, except for the small matter of IBM having a 5 GHz CPU in the marketplace for over 5 years, AMD are No1.
by: Jorge
Properly written software for 8 -core CPUs such as the FX-8350 have shown as much as a 50% performance advantage over Intel CPUs.
Time to shoot that particular lame horse Jorge. "As much as" is 1. a relative term (especially in light of performance-per-watt), and 2. When you have to hunt assiduously for benchmarks that show a product in a good light, its not a good sign.
Even worse a sign is when AMD's own management come out with stuff like this:
Bulldozer was without doubt an unmitigated failure. We know it... It cost the CEO his job, it cost most of the management team its job, it cost the vice president of engineering his job. You have a new team. We are crystal clear that that sort of failure is unacceptable.- Andrew Feldman ( corporate vice president and general manager of the server business unit at AMD)
by: Dent1
Firstly, AMD couldn't give a rats ass if you liked Bulldozer, it made them money.
...but not a lot once you take into account the write downs associated with Globalfoundries 32nm process. Not to mention 6+ years of R&D...and maybe Dirk Meyers severance package.
Bulldozer as Opteron was obviously so good that AMD's server market share only started moving upwards when they started putting ARM into the enterprise sector (via SeaMicro)
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#21
esrever
some people just don't know the first law of thermal dynamics.
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#22
HumanSmoke
by: esrever
some people just don't know the first law of thermal dynamics.
Does it involve two people in the same sleeping bag?
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#23
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
ahem, the 8350 is pretty competitive with the 3770, and this is pile driver, not bulldozer.
and synthetic benchmarks dont mean shit.
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#24
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Mathragh
I sincerely for your sake then hope that they will also release them to consumers at some point, because as it stands now, they'll only be available to system builders (atleast initially)

"Moreover, the chips will be available to system makers only, which suggests that they need more sophisticated cooling systems than typically utilized by end-users."
I don't care if the release it to system builders only simply means I have to order it out of Asia on ebay. Not exactly a big deal.
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#25
eidairaman1
PIE- power = voltage * current increase or decrease any of those values will determine how much or less power is used.
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