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AMD FX-9590 Kiss of Death? Last FX CPU From AMD?
It seems as though rumors are floating around causing speculation as to whether AMD’s latest offering, the heartily priced FX -9590, will be the last FX CPU AMD Produces.
Tech site VR Zone had these grim words: “The FX-9590 might be the last FX-series CPU that AMD has planned, possibly indicating that the FX-series CPUs is at the end of the line.” This however rings more true of a hyped up article to raise eyebrows as AMD roadmaps do not indicate such a move being made.
It would make a bit of sense for AMD to abandon that line and focus solely on their APU technology, as performance of the 5.0GHz $900.00 FX-9590 was not what was expected. Being the only true 5.0GHz CPU at the moment does have its flair, but only those folks who are doing extreme overclocking with LN2 and other tricky equipment will be the ones who see any real overclocking results. With the huge success of their APU lineup I could see AMD switching gears, but abandoning the FX line altogether does not seem the game they want go play.
When contacted by other press AMD officially had nothing official to say, preferring the solid standby line of “No Comment.” In the future when asked I suppose they will adopt the total “I can’t recall stance, LOL☺. I honestly think the VR Zone has pulled a stinky and that this is just them making up some shit to get traffic, but in today’s ever volatile marketplace anything can happen.
Personally I think that AMD has had the same chipsets boards for longer than Intel has and that breathing some new life into a new faster CPU and board technology would be a very cool thing for their fans. So what do you the fans have to say about this? Would you be shocked if AMD dropped the FX line and moved on to their APU side of things and focused on that? Or would you like to see AMD just drop the FX and come up with something better altogether for their enthusiasts desktop CPU line? Thanks for reading Tech Of Tomorrow, have a great Friday my peeps.
Source: Tom’s Hardware