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So, Hells Bells. It seems the speculation can now be put to rest, as a VR-Zone Forum member named “MacClipper” was able to get his wee mittens on a retail sample of AMD’s highly anticipated FX-9590 ‘Centurion’ CPU.
It has now been confirmed that the new CPU will ship with 8-Cores and while in Turbo Mode, run at 5.0GHz. What we can see so far is that the FX-9590 is based off the same HKG process as fellow products, Piledriver and Bulldozer, which essentially makes it just an advanced FX CPU that features more horsepower and requires more power to run.
The AMD FX-9590 is made up of an 8-core processor that has 8-threads and 8 MB of cache. Out of the box the CPU is not clocked at 5.0GHz, but at 4.7GHz and with Turbo Core 3.0 Technology the CPU reaches 5.0GHz.
Leaked prices are showing in the $800.00 range, which pits it neck and neck with Intel’s X79 platform CPU the I7-3960X one of Intel’s fastest desktop solutions. This means AMD had better be putting out some really kick-ass performance with the FX-9590 or it will just be a joke.
Some very interesting things need to be taken note of such as the fact that the CPU when in its idle state runs at 1.4GHz at 0.875V, but when it goes Into Turbo Core 3.0 Mode at 5.0GHz the FX-9590 requires an outrageous 1.513V to run stable.
There are only a few motherboards that will even be able to support this natively so that will narrow down the amount of folks who can even upgrade at all. With that said, requiring that much power will create a hell of a lot of heat and necessitate adequate cooling that most air based solutions will fall short of making liquid cooling almost a must with the 9590.
AMD’s FX-9590 features the same die size as the older FX-8350 and it seems the only real difference between the two are the fact that the FX-9590 comes from a higher bin and obviously comes with higher speeds all around. Mr. MAcClipper tested the new AMD FX-9590 on a ASRock 990FX Extreme motherboard that ASSRock considers to be their flagship motherboard for the AMD AM3 desktop platform and since he tested with it, it must be one of the boards that actually supports the new FX CPU.
At the end of the day it is totally cool to see AMD still trying to get in the ring and fight Intel, but the Gigahertz race went the way of the floppy disc and with a price of $800.00 along with the extreme voltage requirements its hard not to think AMD is having and April Fools joke on their fans. I wanted AMD to come out and really do some damage, but alas AMD comes across like fake tits in this one. Nice to look at, but nothing real that is how the AMD FX-9590 is looking from initial results. Thanks for reading Tech Of Tomorrow where if you have something to say, say it as we value your input and thoughts on all things Tech, Peace.