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AMD FX-9590

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Reviewed on 2016-05-11
Great Multithreaded performance, Reasonable increase to single thread performance (via increase clock speeds), Unlocked multiplierHigh TDP, Excessive core temps, Motherboard VRMs end up working hotter as well
Having followed this release for years now, the biggest thing that bugged me was only getting to see the limitations of the chip tested on 240mm AIOs. The question on my mind was, “Could someone get reasonably past the 5.0 GHz barrier if they had some ube...
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Reviewed on 2015-07-14
That the fastest processors are currently made by Intel is not really a secret, but what is the best choice when you want to spend up to £ 50, £100 or £150? To answer that question we conducted a megatest of 57 current AMD and Intel CPUs. From two to...
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Reviewed on 2015-06-26
Although I didn't spend much time playing Batman: Arkham Origins, I remember the game rather well after testing it on no less than 30 graphics cards and 20 CPUs. Arkham Origins appeared to take full advantage of Unreal Engine 3, it ran smoothly on afforda...
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Reviewed on 2015-05-28
P utting together a new system tends to begin with selecting a the processor that fits your budget best, narrowing down make, performance and price until you have the one you need. What are the best CPUs on the market right now, though? The industry evolv...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-30
Can be overclocked. Ideal for optimized media-crunching tasks. Price is reasonable.Still lags in single-core tests. Uses much more power than comparable Intel chips, which also have on-chip graphics. Limited motherboard support and extra cooling costs
The AMD FX-9590 ($229.99) takes AMD's consumer CPUs to a new level of performance, with an overclockable eight-core design and a recently lowered price that makes for an attractive buy for the performance-minded. It comes with a couple of caveats, however...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-07
8 cores, Good Performance, Beats i54670 in most testsThe FX8370 might be a better value, Still using old cores
The AMD FX-9590 packs a punch with 8 Piledriver cores running at a stock 4.7GHz and boosting up to a maximum 5GHz. With the release of the FX-8370 CPU, AMD has dropped the MSRP of the FX-9590 to $229. Although the new MSRP has been active for a few weeks,...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-26
Reasonably priced, Unlocked for overclocking, Excels at optimized mediacrunching tasksHigh power requirements mean limited motherboard support and extra cooling costs, Still lags in singlecore tests, Uses much more power than comparable Intel chips, which also have onchip graphics
Plus, even if you were ready to drop that much cash on a CPU, it was clear that even with eight cores and the fastest out-of-the-box clock speed of any consumer-focused CPU, the FX-9590's performance wasn't quite on par with Intel's similarly priced Extre...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-09
Compared to dog years, a CPU's life span is considerably shorter with the rapid pace of PC component turn over. Not in terms of operational longevity but viability as a platform and market standing. It is expected that new things are always around the cor...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-02
AMD is refreshing their FX lineup in the waning days of Summer!Let me explain the situation from my point of view. The FX lineup for AM3+ has not done a whole lot since the initial release of the Piledriver based FX-8350 and family (Vishera). Piledriver w...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-13
While AMD's FX-9590 CPU has been in systems for over a year, it suddenly comes to market as a retail package for end-users to buy with a bundled liquid cooling system. This 220W CPU that has a turbo speed of 5.0 GHz still sits at the top of AMD's performa...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-08
When AMD first introduced its Bulldozer architecture three years ago with the release of the FX-8150 , the buzzwords were all about an all new high performance architecture that would be the best thing that AMD had ever put out. Actual processor performan...
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Reviewed on 2014-02-17
The recent release of AMD's Kaveri APUs is truly a landmark event for the CPU market. AMD has managed to develop and implement the concept of heterogeneous computing that allows x86 and graphics cores to process the same data. This news can be viewed f...
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Reviewed on 2014-01-08
Last year AMD introduced the AMD FX-9590 and FX-9370 processors, its fastest CPUs. We have now extensively tested both of them. You probably know the story. AMD has lagged behind Intel in terms of raw processor performance since the launch of the Core ...
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Reviewed on 2013-11-27
The FX-9590 is AMD's current flagship processor, of which AMD claimed (a few months ago) to be First-Ever 5 GHz Processor .Is truly a 5 Ghz processor? No it isn't, even the AMD Desktop Processors comparison table doesn't list it as 5 Ghz. The 5 Ghz is onl...
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Reviewed on 2013-09-22
The flagship of AMD processors just came to our lab. I am talking about the FX-9590, the first CPU with 5GHz default frequency in Turbo Core. Although previously announced as not available in stores but only through OEM partners in their systems, the CPU ...
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Reviewed on 2013-07-16
With the FX-9590, AMD has taken their Piledriver architecture and pushed it to the absolute limit. By running at an astounding 5GHz, this new CPU is the fastest in the FX-series stable....
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Processor family


Processor frequency

4.7 GHz

Processor cores


Processor socket

Socket AM3+

Component for


Processor lithography

32 nm

Processor model

FX 9590

Processor threads


Processor operating modes


Processor boost frequency

5 GHz


Memory types supported by processor


Memory channels supported by processor



On-board graphics adapter


Thermal Design Power (TDP)

220 W