AMD Readies FX-9000 High-Performance CPU Clocked at 5 GHz

Both processors would be based on the x86 Piledriver architecture which may not spark interest among the PC crowd but its not the architecture that’s astonishing about the new processors, its their clock speeds. AMD’s FX-9000 which is a FX CPU refresh is aiming to push the clock speeds at 4.8 GHz base and 5.0 GHz Turbo core clock which is a record native frequency for any processor ever released. The FX-9000 still has 8 Piledriver modules and 8 MB of L3 cache, its compatible with the AM3+ socket and will support 1866 MHz+ memory. Another change is the TDP, the FX-9000 is probably gonna get a trophy for its massive 220W TDP which compared to the SB-E Intel processors is quiet high and would require some massive cooling solutions just to let the heat off.

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zeal0us1815d ago

hmm I wonder how this will compare to the haswell chips.

adorie1814d ago

Haswell has been less than stellar. AMD really needs to take advantage of this.

ProjectVulcan1814d ago (Edited 1814d ago )

If by less than stellar you mean 'beats the pants off the FX-8350' it sure has.

A clock increase on an inferior AMD architecture is reminiscent of the days when Intel desperately did the same to their Pentium 4's....right down to the ludicrous heat and utterly preposterous power consumption.

220 watts is hilarious for a CPU. Haswell would probably be just as fast for less than half the power draw...

adorie1814d ago (Edited 1814d ago )

I just read some of the benchmarks and tdp reports at ober 200watts. Not too over clock friendly as my sandy bridge. I might go with sandy e instead and go for water cooling so i can push it to 4.8 stable. I didnt mean to make it look as if I thought this was better or not. I just want Amd to put out a competitive product that would force Intel to get out of the lazy boy chair and put something out as amazing as the i7 2700k i now have in my case.

Haswell seems lacklustre compared to sandy, ivy bridge. i guess i can skip cou uograde for kow, go for the gtx800 series and slap in a 500gig ssd and call it a day. I have a lot of tweaking to do this week. Gonna have this rig, for the most part, for more years to come. Edit: im going to leave the spelling errors. Its a Hassel correcting from a touch phone, especially when the browser keepw scrolling to the top for no reason. '-'

snipab8t1814d ago (Edited 1814d ago )

Mother of chips...

Agent_hitman1814d ago

I praise AMD for selling affordable microprocessor.

LAWSON721814d ago

Intels are pretty well priced too just saying. The price of Intel cpus are not that bad considering how well they perform.

dcbronco1814d ago

They're not bad since AMD has been challenging them on price. Before they were like Nvidia.

JsonHenry1814d ago

Intel chips are a little better priced than they have been in the past. But then you start looking at certified RAM and the outrageous cost of Intel Motherboards is crazy.

ninjahunter1814d ago

ITS OVER 9000!!!!
Sorry, it had to be done.

LAWSON721814d ago

Well it is 9000, 9000 is not over 9000.

guitarse1814d ago

You forgot how to math!

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