AMD's 5GHz FX-9590 Processor Gets Benchmarked

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ccbox23

"All jesting aside, if it was a few hundred dollars cheaper, I'd be all over it. I've been looking to upgrade the olé 8150."

'Dozeman--
Is this one of those new "Bullfighter" chips we've been hearing so much about? lol

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praack

interesting read, i agree with others here- at issue is actually the price, if AMD had enough parts the price would be lower - and then we would be seeing much better ratings.

the bigget failings were in synthetic benchmarks , some moderate in the video streams, but elsewhere it looked really good- but that price dooms it.

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Ghost XFX

Apples and oranges again. AMD and Intel are on different dies still and that does mean a lot for power consumption, and efficiency. It's hardly a fair fight between them.

That said, not sure why AMD put this one out....

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borkbork

I know this has nothing to do with MaxPC, but since when do people include the monitor brand/model in CPU benchmarks.

HEY EVERYBODY IT'S A CINEMA HD, MADE BY APPLE?

DID I MENTION IT WAS 30IN?

YES, I HAVE AN EXPENSIVE MONITOR.

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wumpus

If companies gave you hardware depending on how well you plugged them, I'd bet you would be shouting from the rooftops about a cinema HD to.

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warptek2010

After reading through the benchmarks, even I have to admit the price tag plus the TDP equals a deal breaker for me. The only bright side is it seems to shine running games, within a couple of points of the Intel system, other than that this chip is next to useless for the average joe and most enthusiasts. Then add the stability and excess heat issues and I just cannot seem to justify the purchase of this chip. Given the choice between this an Intel 4770K I'd go with the latter. Sorry AMD, maybe next time.

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AFDozerman

The only way I could see this being useful is if you had software that was very well threaded but didn't have the money to buy an extreme edit... Wait, nevermind...

All jesting aside, if it was a few hundred dollars cheaper, I'd be all over it. I've been looking to upgrade the olé 8150.

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AFDozerman

The only way I could see this being useful is if you had software that was very well threaded but didn't have the money to buy an extreme edit... Wait, nevermind...

All jesting aside, if it was a few hundred dollars cheaper, I'd be all over it. I've been looking to upgrade the olé 8150.

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Innomasta

what AMD basically did was: Instead of going from a carbureted engine to an electronic fuel injection engine, they just made their 4 liter into an 8 sent it on its way to make noise and spew exhaust

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Gezzer

Sorry this is just AMD's pathetic attempt to say "see, we have a high end part too." Except the only thing high end is the price.

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agello24

intel does it all the time. why when AMD does it, its pathetic?

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Chronologist

Because it doesn't have the performance to back it up.

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peterpower049

time to release the cpu to the market and time for me to upgrade from my FX 8150.

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Xenite

Woohoo.. 8 cores, 5 of which will virtually ALWAYS be sitting idle.

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buckeyegamer

I have the 8150, and I would say I use 7 or 8 of the cores 90% of the time. Primarily for handling virtual machines or actually be able to accomplish something when I have some intense program in the background running. So like be able to play a high-end game while doing some video processing in the background. Handles both situations a lot better than either of my I7 processors even though they both benchmark better.. :P

On a side note I do think this is way overpriced, I'm guess they will have to knock it down quite a bit really soon.

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Jeffredo

They proved an overclocked Intel can beat it. Big surprise. How about stock to stock?

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Chronologist

There are a some key differences that allow this comparison to be valid.

-A FX-9590 comes in at upwards of 800 dollars. A 4770k is roughly 350.

-More importantly, the FX-9590 comes in at a staggering 220 TDP. That's high-end graphics cards levels. The 4770k is at a positively power-sipping chip at 84w TDP sitting next to that monster.

Point is, the 4.5GHz comparison is entirely reasonable. And if you took the time to read the article, Kitguru does indeed benchmark the i7 4770k at stock 3.5GHz, along with a 3960x at 4.4GHz

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dark808bb

thank you