AMD FX 9590 'Centurion' Benchmarks surface
Heck yeah, somebody has gotten their hand on a AMD FX 9590, the 5 GHz CPU processor called AMD FX-9590 comes with 8-cores and is clocked at 5 GHz. A VR-Zone forum user called “MacClipper” got his hands on a retail sample of the AMD FX-9590 and wriote up a quick preview of the 5 GHz processor from AMD. The FX-9590 is based off the same 32nm HKG process used on Piledriver and Bulldozer, so this is the same stuff as the FX processors, yet clocked faster and eating away a lot of power.
The 8 cores processor has 8 threads and 8 MB of cache The CPU actually isn't clocked at 5 GHz clock but the Turbo core 3.0 technology increases its clocks higher from the base clock of 4.7 GHz towards ineviteably 5 GHz. Retail samples have shown 'leaked, but at a rough price in the range the $800 marker, which is around the same as the Core i7-3960X.
More interesting is the fact that the chip runs idle on 1.4GHz at 0.875V but when it turbo's towards 5 GHz it requires an amazingly high 1.513V. We're not even sure all motherboards can deliver that stable enough. So that will consume a lot of power and sure, you would need extravagant cooling alright. So only select high-end AM3+ motherboards would be able to sufficiently support the 5 GHz lineup.
|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|
|Base||AM3 +||AM3 +||AM3 +|
The processor features the same size and die as the older FX-8350 and the only difference between the two chips is that the 5 GHz chip is highly binned and comes with higher clock speeds. MAcClipper tested it with the ASRock 990FX Extreme9 motherboard which is considered as the flagship AM3+ motherboard in their lineup. While the gigahertz race went out of fashion years ago, it’s still nice to see AMD putting up competition against Intel. But the price ... it is too high as well as the power consumption.