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Sep 29, 2013

AMD FX-9370 and FX-9590 8-Core 5 GHz CPUs Now Selling




We've waited a long time for this, but patience is finally being rewarded: Advanced Micro Devices has finally put the top-of-the-range FX-9370 and FX-9590 4.7/5 GHz CPUs up for sale.

Not that they were out of reach before, mind you, but their availability was rather restricted, to pre-configured desktops. That meant that only those willing to pay for an already configured, high-end gaming personal computer could get it, from the likes of Origin PC, iBuyPower, Maingear, etc. It was actually one of the main, and only, quibbles that people had with the formal launch of the new CPUs. Fortunately, the Sunnyvale, California-based company is now selling the two, though not for a pittance, not at all. The AMD AMD FX-9370 bears a price of $249 / €249 and the FX-9590 carries a tag of $399 / €399. They should be found on North America-based online stores like Amazon, Newegg, NCIX and TigerDirect.

AMD FX-9000-series code-named “Centurion” are the best CPUs from Advanced Micro Devices, with 8 cores each. The FX-9590 is the best, with a base clock frequency of 4.7 GHz, a Turbo Core setting of 5 GHz, 16 MB cache memory, and TDP (thermal design power) of 220W. The FX-9370 has a base frequency of 4.4 GHz and a top performance of 4.7 GHz, but the otherwise same technical traits. Online stores also offer retail bundles. See, the FX CPUs aren't compatible with all AM3+ motherboards and coolers, given their high TDP, so getting a motherboard+CPU+cooler +(optional) memory makes sense.

One example of a retail bundle involves AMD FX-9590 processor, Asus Sabertooth 990FX mainboard, G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 (2 x 4GB) memory and Corsair Hydro H60 cooler, all for $590 / €590. AMD did not comment on the new story, but it didn't really need to, when the online stores we have mentioned left no room for doubt.

AMD FX-9000 CPUs now in retail
Image credits to AMD

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