The FX-9590 and FX-9370 are Piledriver-based chips aimed at enthusiasts
At last month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was busy tooting its own horn about the prospect of bringing the world’s first commercially available 5GHZ processor (max turbo speed) to market: the 8-core FX-9590. If you too are just as enthusiastic about the company’s enthusiast-class FX-9000 series chips and have spent the last month or so dreaming about the FX-9590 or the FX-9370, another 8-core FX-9000 series part announced last month, you will be happy to know that both chips are now available.
According to CPU-World, consumer electronics e-tailer TigerDirect began selling the FX-9590 and the FX-9370 in standalone form for $829 and $329, respectively, over the weekend. Further, both chips were also available as part of iBUYPOWER gaming rigs. However, at the time of writing, only the cheaper, less powerful FX-9370 is available as a standalone product, and that too with a $353.34 price tag. For those of you don’t mind ordering a pre-built PC and having to wait anywhere between 10-30 days for your order to arrive, the site is also selling a few gaming PCs based on the FX-9000 series chips from iBUYPOWER.
Both the FX-9590 and the FX-9370 are enthusiast-class chips with eight “Piledriver” cores. While the former has a base clock frequency of 4.7GHz and a max turbo speed of 5GHz, the latter has a base clock of 4.4GHz and a max turbo frequency of 4.7GHz.