How to get your hands on the world’s first 5GHz CPU

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Insula Gilliganis

Kitguru.net (a UK review site) wrote "Our AMD FX9590 was taken direct from the retail channel, so no hand picked ‘media review sample’ today" and have pictures of what appears to be a "CPU only, no heatsink" retail box with part # FD9590FHHKWOF. Come on MaxPC people.. if Kitguru.net can get one to test, so can you!! US.NCIX.com has this CPU IN STOCK for $882!! (us.ncix.com/products/?sku=85946&vpn=FD9590FHHKWOF&manufacture=AMD)

Gordon.. Tom.. Josh.. Katherine.. Chris.. The Murph.. Jimmy.. Chams.. Paul.. Palkit.. SOMEBODY at Future or connected to this website.. find a credit card.. anyone's credit card (except mine).. and go buy this CPU.. NOW, then get it in Gordon's hands had have him test it until it melts!! There is no freakin' excuse you can't do this!! Don't be a patsy and believe AMD's BS when they write something like they wrote Kyle over at [H]ardOCP.com.. "Unfortunately the part will only be made available through system integrators at this time. Please let us know if you’d like to be added to our media list." (hardocp.com/news/2013/07/16/amd_will_sample_fx9590_for_h_testing/)

Somebody at this website.. make this happen!! I already know what the end result will be.. I even predicted the results a month ago.. (maximumpc.com/article/news/amd_wins_race_5ghz_fx-9000_series_processor2013) but I want someone experienced like Gordon and with the resources of MaxPC to try and figure out what is the ultimate overclock of the FX-9590.. and benchmark it with Windows 8 as Kitguru.net used Windows 7 and didn't mention anything about using the AMD "hotfixes".

Kitguru.net is reporting that there has already been a price drop on this CPU.. (kitguru.net/components/cpu/carl/amd-fx9590-price-drops-from-719-99-to-659-99/) .. probably because no one is buying it!!

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Rift2

I would pick it up if it worked in my Asus M5A99FX checking the CPU list proves nothing at ASUS website so I suspect it's unsupported. I read the new Gigabyte UD7 with the large Heatsinks can take it.

But if you can't get the proc in your hands oh well =)

No wonder the stock went down today I wish I bought it three months ago.

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tom_m

We're working on it :)

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Insula Gilliganis

YEAHHHHHHHHH!! That's what I want to read!! You have my permission NOT to pay Gordon this week if it comes down to money issues!!

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QUINTIX256

I really like AMDZone's assessment of kitguru's review:
http://www.amdzone.com/joomla/index.php/news/cpus/13682-amd-fx9590-qreviewq

Expect something, eh, much more professional from the MaxPC staff

still, that price: it's essentially asking hard AMD fans to give them charity; I would be glad if AMD never ever made a $400 desktop CPU part again

at $600+ just for the CPU intel offers a much more compelling value, but AMD may need those kinds of margins to fund the type of R&D needed to stay in the greater-than-dozen-watt-cpu market

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thedo114

The AMDZone assessment of the kitguru's review is pretty funny.

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bensen408

I wrote a nice Batman style post, clicked Preview, was treated to the Neverwinter ad page, and lost my post as a result.

I don't bitch too much, but c'mon folks, the ad pages pop up waaaay to frequently and in this case is another example where I write a post and it gets lost in the MaximumPC black hole.

Fix it.

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warptek2010

Been complaining about this very issue for what seems like months. Either MaxPC doesn't care or the complaints are not reaching them. One would expect better coding on the MAXIMUM PC website. I finally re-installed AdBlock and it no longer appears to be an issue with me. I suggest you do the same.

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Insula Gilliganis

This is the 2nd post I have seen today that has this complaint.. "germanogre" on the Cooler Master V8-GTS post had the same thing happen to him. Glad I use Adblock Plus!!

This is why, especially if I have a lengthy response, I either 1) first write my response on Wordpad and just cut & paste it over, so if my response gets nuked in some way, I don't have to write it over again.. or 2) I highlight and copy what I just wrote before clicking the preview button just in case it gets lost in that process.

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bensen408

While those are perfectly good options, the simple truth is I shouldn't have to take extra steps to make sure my post isn't wiped when I hit the preview button.

I point the finger at sloppy scripting.

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The Mac

i just hit the back button, and my post is still there.

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limitbreaker

That doesn't always work....

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The Mac

does for me..every time..

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limitbreaker

Most of my messages are written and sent from my phone and I'm using chrome browser. The most annoying thing is when half way through I pause for ten minutes and when I go back the page reloads it self and then jumps on the add page, if it simply reloads there is no problem but the add destroys your history. I may just have to install add blocker.

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The Mac

ah, phone diffferent animal.

I only post on desktop chrome

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AFDozerman

I have had to resort to copying everything I write just in case this happens and I need to paste real quick.

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AETAaAS

I can kinda see what Newegg are doing... they don't want an amateur buying these chips, plonking them into a cheap motherboard, frying the VRMs and melting a hole in the side of the case then complaining to Newegg. :p

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ggreen29

You can buy the chip with a Norton bundle. Just the chip and Norton IS or AV.

FX-9590, $914.98 or $919.98:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1312105.19-113-347
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1312106.19-113-347

FX-9370, $369.98 or $364.98:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1312106.19-113-346
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1312105.19-113-346

Good Luck!

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appleroxinhouston

I can totally see that happening

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chriszele

There are only a few motherboards that can actually handle the 220W TDP of the new FX-9000 chips.

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ggreen29

The boards that Newegg are bundling with the chips are:

FX-9370 w/:
ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7
ASRock 990FX Extreme9
ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

AMD FX-9590 w/:
ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z

I've got ASRock 990FX Extreme4 and 890FX Deluxe5 mbs and neither seem to support the new chips yet.