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AMD announces FX-9590 with turbo up to 5 GHz

QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,772Member Uncommon

Basically, it's a factory overclocked FX-8350.  AMD didn't talk about the price tag or TDP, rumors put the latter in excess of 200 W.

On the one hand, AMD is basically saying, hey, our chips can still clock at 5 GHz and Intel's cant.  On the other, a Haswell core at 3.8 GHz is usually faster than a Piledriver core at 5 GHz.  So it's really just a marketing stunt on AMD's part.

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  • Darkane42Darkane42 -, CAPosts: 26Member
    From what i heard its gonna run 220watts.. thats a TON of power for just the cpu.. and with that much power its gonan make alot of heat meaning it will probably have almost 0 overclock potential
  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,772Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Darkane42
    From what i heard its gonna run 220watts.. thats a TON of power for just the cpu.. and with that much power its gonan make alot of heat meaning it will probably have almost 0 overclock potential

    Well of course it doesn't have much further overclock potential outside of exotic cooling.  The idea is that AMD picks an FX-8350, figures out how far they can overclock it and be relatively safe, gives it that overclock, and calls it the stock speed when they sell it to you.

  • glitchhawkglitchhawk Fairfield, CAPosts: 9Member
    Originally posted by Darkane42
    From what i heard its gonna run 220watts.. thats a TON of power for just the cpu.. and with that much power its gonan make alot of heat meaning it will probably have almost 0 overclock potential

    i agree. compared to haswell's 84watts(4770k) and even the 3770 at 77watts. thats a ton of power. with that cpu and my gpu my psu would be out of power...and nothing else is working yet lol

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,772Member Uncommon

    If you don't want a CPU that uses 200 W, then maybe you shouldn't overclock.

    If your power supply can't handle 220 W, you've got problems, though a low wattage power supply may reasonably not be able to handle a 220 W CPU and a high-powered video card at the same time.  Still, I'd worry more about the motherboard handling the new processors.

  • glitchhawkglitchhawk Fairfield, CAPosts: 9Member
    Originally posted by Quizzical

    If you don't want a CPU that uses 200 W, then maybe you shouldn't overclock.

    If your power supply can't handle 220 W, you've got problems, though a low wattage power supply may reasonably not be able to handle a 220 W CPU and a high-powered video card at the same time.  Still, I'd worry more about the motherboard handling the new processors.

    nvm i read the specs wrong.. gtx780 only uses 250w max.. i'd be fine lol

  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 4,171Member Uncommon

    I agree, just a marketing stunt. Nothing really to see here.

  • daemondaemon TimisoaraPosts: 680Member
    Originally posted by Ridelynn

    I agree, just a marketing stunt. Nothing really to see here.

    yup exactly. dont see the point for having such a thing.

  • TrionicusTrionicus Fort Lauderdale, FLPosts: 497Member
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by Darkane42
    From what i heard its gonna run 220watts.. thats a TON of power for just the cpu.. and with that much power its gonan make alot of heat meaning it will probably have almost 0 overclock potential

    Well of course it doesn't have much further overclock potential outside of exotic cooling.  The idea is that AMD picks an FX-8350, figures out how far they can overclock it and be relatively safe, gives it that overclock, and calls it the stock speed when they sell it to you.

    What do you mean "relatively safe"? So I pick up a 9590 and I've gotta roll the dice to see if it melts my MB?

  • sibs4455sibs4455 manchesterPosts: 357Member
    Here in the uk you can buy i7 4770k Haswell already overclocked to 4.4ghz, it comes with a long guarantee too. 
  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,772Member Uncommon

    Safe enough that AMD is willing to back it by a warranty, as opposed to the sort of unreasonable overclock that will probably fry the part and it's just a matter of when.  Basically, there are the same considerations as if you were to buy an FX-8350 and try to overclock it to 5 GHz yourself.

    There have been some claims that AMD isn't going to sell these parts to the general public, but only to OEMs that can make sure that the computer has an appropriate motherboard and CPU cooling system.  There are also rumors that AMD is going to price them the way Intel does their "extreme edition" parts, i.e., ridiculously.

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