The first commercially-available processor to reach clock speeds of 5GHz is now a reality courtesy of AMD. The FX-9590
Way to go AMD! too bad that chip is a Watt Goblin and produces more heat than a Star going Super Nova! Intel = Less Watts, lower temps, better performance! on a budget AMD has GREAT Value but when your looking for the BEST Intel is your ONLY CHOICE and AMD is not even close!
I have to agree but a haswell upgrade......won't be happening with my machine for a while! new PSU, Motherboard & RAM? no thank you just yet Intel
You are right about the Haswell chip. It needs a new MB to work. Haswell is for laptops really desktops is just fine with IveBridge.
Less watts, not much difference between intel and AMD when paying the bill. http://www.youtube.com/watc... AMD has really good temp. i own a 1090t idle temp 19-21 degree, load 39 degree. AMD makes the best price/performance CPUs. Take for example AMD FX 8350 cost $180 and it is as fast as the intel i7-3770K which cost $300. For people who want great performance for good price AMD is the best choice.
The FX8350 is nearly as fast as i7 3770k in programs which are heavily threaded, that's true, but when it comes to gaming it's competing with the i5 3570k and it rarely wins. Not that it matters though, since they're in the same price range and give out pretty equal performance in games. And that Thuban of yours is a whole different beast than the FX-8350, and it's also quite less power hungry. This FX9590 may be at 5GHz, but it's far from a good processor with all things considered. People with that much money to spend will likely just get an Intel i7 3820/3930k and blow all of the AMD lineup in smoke.
LMAO! sure pretty close in some Benchmarks but when you start Multi-tasking HEAVILY like I do (even running two games at once) Intel kicks the silicon outta AMD then when you start over clocking an Intel it's NO LONGER a competition but more of a SLAUGHTER as the Intel's Hyper Threading starts to shine!
@ATi_Elit, I run 2 games at once using my old Amd 1090t. The only Intel cpus that kick the silicon outta AMD are the ones that cost over $400. Learn to read. As price/performance nothing can touch the AMD. and a AMD FX 8350 for $180 is enough for multitasking and playing all games on the highest setting. Price per frame AMD wins hands down. And btw seeing how consoles choose the AMD. Most games will be optimized for AMD CPUs and GPUs ;)
Does anyone realise that the intel x series is 3970x is faster than this and chip in benchmarks
BTw here some comparison Tomb raider benchmarks: http://www.techspot.com/rev... Intel 3770 k =80 FPS AMD 8350 = 80 FPS Intel price = $319 AMD price = $189 Price per frame AMD wins hands down. No need to pay over $300 to play games on high setting. imo Intel CPUs are waste of money.
I have an intel processor 2500k with an amd card. But those benchmarks are @ 80fps because of the GPU. Testing a cpu should be done at a low rez which does not involve the GPU. But i agree, most processors these days do a very good job. Most important is a decent GPU Regardless.
Get a H60 from best buy for like 40 bucks problem solved. I over clock the crap out of my cpus and they are pulling like 299 watts overclocked and they still stay cool. MY cpu was clocked at 4.8gigs and i know people that have gotten to 5. My little H60 never let my cpu get over 55c on full load so its not a problem if you have a proper power source. And if a h60 doesnt work for you the H100 isnt a bad price either because the coolers that come with the cpus suck anyways.
I agree! I finally took the dive into water cooling 7 months ago and I couldn't be happier. Corsair FTW!!!
How exactly does water cooling work? I always thought water and electronics dont mix.
The pipes are filled with a coolant liquid (not water. Water heats up quickly and doesn't cool too well) that runs through specific parts of your system. The H series by corsair, however, only cool the cpu. The fan and radiator are there to help cool the liquid and cpu while the liquid runs around to keep itself fresh and cool. Or that's how I understand it.
Its a sealed system the pipes are sealed and you dont change the liquid it flows from the cpu back to the radiator. Ive had mine for 3 years and its never leaked and the pipes are made of stiff plastic. Just google H60 or H100 you can see the set up.
Way to go AMD, wonder when Intel will hit this mark. I figure I'll need a new machine in a few years or so, and hopefully the prices of these are in my price range by then and there are some nice Mobo's to choose from.
Great processor, but it once again proofs that higher specs doesnt have to mean that the processor is faster.
A fair performer, AMD are making a comeback. Most games are GPU bottlenecked, i7s are a waste ,IMO HT is overrated or at least will be untill multithreaded games improve and then native 6-8 cores will come into their own. Ive been in the intel camp since the core2 Q6600s ruled the roost and i5's price to power was a no brainer there was not point reccomending AMD, but now on a budget AMD can give you a decent chip, greater performance is pointless if you cant utilise it. spend your cash on faster GPU Go AMD
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