More information on AMD's mysterious 5GHz chip

June 13, 2013 - 04:45 PM |
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The Tech Report managed to get some more information out of AMD about the new FX-9000 series that the net has been buzzing about.  We now have confirmation that the base clocks for the FX-9590 and FX-9370 are 4.7GHz and 4.4GHz.  They also confirmed that 220W TFP is relatively accurate which will make these the hottest chips on the market.  While you won't see these chips officially for sale outside of specially built systems, there is a chance a few might pop up on eBay and if you are curious how they might perform there is a link in The Tech Report's article to an overclocked Vishera which will give you a rough idea.

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"On Tuesday, AMD introduced its new FX-9000-series processors. The company quoted their peak Turbo speeds (5GHz for the FX-9590, 4.7GHz for the FX-9370) and a rough time frame for availability ("this summer"), but it revealed little else. We were left wondering about base clocks, power envelopes, and potential retail availability."

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June 13, 2013 | 06:56 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I'm assuming this is AMD being, well, AMD in getting to be the first to say, "FIRST!" for a retail 5Ghz x86 consumer chip?

Pretty sure even AMD fans would rather have Steamroller instead ofa 5Ghz 220w TDP chip lol.

June 13, 2013 | 07:18 PM - Posted by BioChemScott

some like it hot! I'll stick with the 4770K. Please enter me in the contest!

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