Monday, June 17th 2013

AMD FX-9000 Series Processors Available For Pre-Order

On Friday, we published and commented on The Tech Report's FX-9000 insight and findings from their interview with an unnamed AMD official, among which was the undecided or improbable retail availability of the new processors. Today, the exact same two processors which made the object of AMD's Friday disclosure are available for pre-order from online retailers such as PCSuperStore, and while speculation on the causes or reasons of the apparent misinformation might be expected and could even be interesting, I will spare you the usual AMD bash and just point out the prices of these two new AMD processors, $ 960 for the FX-9590 and $ 576 for the FX-9370, vexing, to be blunt. Unless we're dealing with circumstantial speculation by a retailer (not unheard of), these prices would put the two new CPUs in direct competition with Intel's Core i7 Extreme processors, very unlikely targets for AMD's Vishera chips. We'll know soon enough, with retail availability imminent, it shouldn't be long before benchmark scores and charts start surfacing.

Source: CPU World
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45 Comments on AMD FX-9000 Series Processors Available For Pre-Order

#1
natr0n
The price is set to ridiculous.
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#2
badtaylorx
id like to have one of these....but i think youd be better off buying 5 X 8350's...

not at a grand...:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
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#3
SKBARON
The price and the items they give you for the price just make me rofl.
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#4
Mathragh
I don't really get the "usual AMD bash" part. What is that all about?

And so far, I'd say things are going exactly as rumored. While the price is quite steep, I still see enough enthousiasts buying this. With that price, it doesn't really matter whether volume is low, they'll make a profit anyway.
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#5
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I'm hoping this is just a case of a few stores trying to get insane prices/profits from a new product and not the actual prices, because those prices are crazy for what this is.
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#7
Sin
News Editor
by: Mathragh
I don't really get the "usual AMD bash" part. What is that all about?

And so far, I'd say things are going exactly as rumored. While the price is quite steep, I still see enough enthousiasts buying this. With that price, it doesn't really matter whether volume is low, they'll make a profit anyway.
About that fact that they employ a wide variety of tactics and means to draw attention to their products, generate discussion and intrigue the consumer base, pretty much any marketing and PR tool and strategy you can think of, to compensate for a product that can't compete on its own. :)
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#8
m1dg3t
Price is ridiculous. Will wait for more stock to hit stores before passing "judgement".

Some reviews if possible guys :toast:

by: Sin
About that fact that they employ a wide variety of tactics and means to draw attention to their products, generate discussion and intrigue the consumer base, pretty much any marketing and PR tool and strategy you can think of, to compensate for a product that can't compete on its own. :)
Yep. Thats ^^ an AMD bash! :roll::roll:
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#9
erocker
Enthusiasts should be given these chips to overclock for advertisement. The price is ridiculously high.

I wonder what people would think if AMD came out with an even higher clocked 7970 and charged Titan prices for it even though it's performance doesn't match it?

Meh, this CPU might as well not even exist.
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#10
d1nky
LOL suppose they got to cover their overheads!
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#11
TheinsanegamerN
holy outrageous price batman! intels chips at this price are a ripoff, but at least they have something the others dont, namely 6 cores and a massive l3 cache. but this is literally the same as the eight core chip, just clocked faster. what enthusiast would pay for this?
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#12
Major_A
If those price are indeed correct all I can say is good luck. You (AMD) will give more out as review samples than you would have as private purchases.
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#13
theoneandonlymrk
by: Sin
About that fact that they employ a wide variety of tactics and means to draw attention to their products, generate discussion and intrigue the consumer base, pretty much any marketing and PR tool and strategy you can think of, to compensate for a product that can't compete on its own. :)
As do intel and nvidia it's conducive to business. ..
OT the prices are over the top ,I can't see them selling many if this is true, it's in epeen / nitrogen jocky territory and beyond a reasonable purchase , id buy a 750 watt phase changer, 8350, mobo and mem for that 1000 $.
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#14
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Well hopefully its just dumb etailers. I really want one but not for $1000.
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#15
repman244
Looks like this will be AMD's version of Penitum 4 EE...
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#16
Fourstaff
Still pretty pricey even with 50% discount
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#17
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
I wouldn't be surprised if actual price was $3xx for them they are selling them WOF. There is no reason for a price like that especially if they were only planning to sell it oem only. The 9590 has already dropped to $920 on the website so crazy speculation is my guess.
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#18
Eternalchaos
Over priced, far to over priced :shadedshu

Edit: If it was $100-150 more than the 8350 I would not mind it (would not buy as it is the same cpu)
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#19
ensabrenoir
Amd has learned something......

.......waiting for the first post of someone's pre-order.... One cant only charge theses prices if it has the performance to match....but not to worry Amd.... people will still buy it........ just because ....and 2 points for that.......its good to see that your learning......:laugh:
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#20
DigitalUK
thats got to be a website with wishful thinking and overcharging for pre orders, AMD FX processors havent seen those price levels since A64 and the original AMD FX when amd where bitch slapping intel. even die hard AMD Fans wouldnt pay that on a chip where we can just about reach those levels with the FX 8350.
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#21
RejZoR
The price is a bit ridiculous considering the fact that they don't hold the crown for fastest CPU's on Earth at the moment...
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#22
Fluffmeister
by: RejZoR
The price is a bit ridiculous considering the fact that they don't hold the crown for fastest CPU's on Earth at the moment...
But they hold the crown for GHZ!!!!!1111
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#23
sergionography
why so much complaining here? forget intel, this thing will BURN everything you put in its way!!
key word: burn (220w) XD
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#24
Mathragh
by: sergionography
why so much complaining here? forget intel, this thing will BURN everything you put in its way!!
key word: burn (220w) XD
Coz people like to complain, lol. This chip isn't for people like us(by us I mean people building/tweaking their own hardware), we're much better off just buying an 8350 or even 8320 and overclocking it ourselves. Instead this chip is for those people spending big money on a monster system which they can just put there and enjoy. Those systems are usually geared towards high-performance anyway, with awesome cooling, and more often than not they get overclocked by the seller aswell. For those cases, paying a premium for something that is guaranteed to run at a high clock, with full warranties and the such is just "common sense".

For everyone here going on about either the price or the TDP; what do you care lol. The rest of the CPU's on the market didn't all of a sudden get worse compared to what they were before this was announced, and the 8350 will retain the same price/quality it had. Nothing changes, apart from some system builders/(rich)enthousiasts gaining another option, and AMD potentially generating a tiny bit of extra revenue(with attention probably being their biggest gain here).
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#25
HumanSmoke
by: Fluffmeister
But they hold the crown for GHZ!!!!!1111
Not even that, although its not an apples to apples comparison.
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