AMD FX-9000 Series Now Available

Subject: Systems | July 16, 2013 - 01:24 PM |
Tagged: vishera, TWKR, piledriver, FX-9590, FX-9370, Centurion, amd

If you are looking for an AMD system you can really brag about then the arrival of FX-9590 powered systems at popular retailers like NCIX and system builders like Puget Sound and CyberPower.  Clocked at 5GHz stock it is the highest frequency consumer CPU on the market and as long as you can tame the 220W TDP you might be able to take the chip even higher.  Not every retailer has listed their new systems at the time of posting but right now you can pick up a GENESIS system from Origin that sports a watercooled FX-9590 and depending on your choices the GPU(s) can be watercooled as well.

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Velocity Micro also has a system ready for purchase and the Gamer Scorpius 9500 from Cyberpower will be ready in the very near future.  As you are unlikely to see these CPUs for sale in retail boxes this may be your only chance to get a hold of one of these chips.  The prices of the systems will vary widely depending on what components you want inside but keep in mind that you are buying a completely build and thoroughly tested machine with a warranty so don't dismiss these systems without comparing the pricing to what you would pay to build a machine yourself. 

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July 16, 2013 | 01:41 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

But the chips perform exactly like an overclocked 8350 @ 5ghz. Not sure why people would want one of these when the chip is $800 when they can get a 3930k for less than $600

July 16, 2013 | 02:09 PM - Posted by Rick Rodriguez (not verified)

Can you get a 8350 to 5ghz easily with an out of the box solution? Not everyone has the skill to do that.

July 17, 2013 | 03:04 PM - Posted by Poci

Its not hard, just takes some OC knowledge which anyone can gain just by studying some guides. Add some decent cooling and your good to go.

July 16, 2013 | 02:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

AMD trying to out price Intel in the Intel overpriced CPU game! AMD has forgot that it's about Price, Price, and Did I say Price, that matters! 86 about $350.00 dollars from that price, and then we can talk, and fry some eggs!

July 16, 2013 | 09:22 PM - Posted by mAxius

The am3+ sockets last release i suspect since steamroller looks like its going apu only.

now Gl finding stock on the 9590 it came to retail and died quickly

the 300 mhz less 9370 is in stock for $346 looks to be a good chip...

July 16, 2013 | 03:51 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

you mom has seen plenty of retail. seriously she shops alot

July 16, 2013 | 06:41 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

hurrdurr anon. hurrdurr.

July 16, 2013 | 09:51 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

No, these don't make much sense for the PC enthusiast crowd, but I bet AMD will sell more than a few to Joe Consumer. Before you bash, consider Apple selling one of these. They have a long history of hyping and selling technically dubious hardware, with great success! In a way, I'm almost disappointed that Apple and AMD couldn't work out a deal. (Of course, it's highly likely that Apple's contract with Intel forbids this.)

July 17, 2013 | 10:39 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Intel can not forbid Apple from doing anything, Apple has the upper hand, and the deep pockets of the Walmart variety!
Apple will move from PowerPC to AMD to Intel and then Back again, depending on Apple's Needs! Out there, on the digital grapevine of the Interwebs, Rumor has it, that Apple is Buying a chip fab, or buying into a chip Fab, with the the spare change that was in Steve Jobs' crash Couch at Apple headquarters! Going to see some ARM based Apple iNetBook style, ARM based APUs with Apple/Nvidia/AMD GPUs, type of ilaptop devices, Maybe 6 or more ARM 64 bit cores with Nvidia GPU IP, and benchmarks that will compete Against Haswell Core i3 CPUs, and, for sure, better than Iris Graphics!

July 16, 2013 | 10:48 PM - Posted by razor512

Even if you remove their insane price markup, that system is nearly twice the price of a similarly performing intel based system. I cant see why anyone would want to buy this system, Especially if they want to game.

July 17, 2013 | 02:17 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"But my computer is 5ghz! And has 8 processors"
The amount of stupid in this world is unlimited. $1500+ facebook machines exist for a reason.

July 17, 2013 | 04:59 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It is a marketing chip
"Look we also have very expensive cpus"
for really expensive systems
"Look AMD systems cost more than $1500. They must be good, like Intel"

I though most people would have understand that by now.

July 17, 2013 | 03:06 PM - Posted by Poci

Doesn't mean they are bad either. THe problem is the OEM overpricing.

July 18, 2013 | 02:27 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

No it's not the OEMs who overprice. AMD is overpricing because it WANTS to overprice. These chips are meant to be overpriced, are meant to be as much expensive as the top Intel, no matter the performance.

August 5, 2013 | 05:02 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I think the chip may have much higher pricing due to yields because even though it has the 220w tdp i doubt many of their 8350s can take that sort of speed and power and perform flawlessly (e.g. No crashes etc) hence why the 9370 is much cheaper if im right, correct me if im wrong

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