Only in 2014 would AMD make the switch to a 28nm process with “Steamroller”, but this new design would be only limited to the Kaveri and Berlin APUs. It is possible that in 2014 and going forward AMD would possibly not offer any more CPUs under the FX Processors brand.
With the intentions of giving a precise benchmark of the 5 GHz beast from AMD, VR-Zone forum member “Mac Clapper” obtained a retail sample of the FX-9590. Before we jump into the benchmarks, we would be sharing a bit of details about the FX-9590 itself. The processor (32nm HKG) which was being used on Piledriver and Bulldozer, FX-9590 has the same origin. It encompasses 8 cores along with 8 threads and includes 8MB of cache. In general, CPUs don’t have a 5GHz clock speed but it’s the Turbo core 3.0 technology that forces its clock higher from the base clock of 4.7 GHz. Retail samples are becoming visible on numerous retail sites from the time of the new lineup launch and the price range of the processors is estimated around $800 which is same as of the Core i7-3960X.
The AMD FX-9590 processor has been making headlines since we first talked about it. It is AMD’s “Vishera” based limited edition processor that is the first commercially available processor that will hit the 5 GHz mark. Well the processor has popped up at a few online retailers, we have them listed below.
On Tuesday AMD made a huge announcement by launching the 5 GHz FX-9590 and 4.7 GHz FX-9370 processors. Of course after the announcement much raving ensued. It looks like anyone wanting to build a new PC with these new processors is out of luck. AMD will only be shipping these processors to system integrators and will not sell them through retail channels.
Back in April we touched upon some news that AMD would be releasing a 5 GHz FX Centurion Super Processor. It looks like that might actually come to light as Sweclockers has some information about two new AMD FX models that may be coming out soon. These models include the AMD FX-9000 and AMD FX-8770.
We’ve seen processors on both the AMD and Intel side hit 5GHz, but all of these chips have lower stock speeds and the 5GHz speed is done through overclocking. According to Hexus there may be a 5GHz chip in the works from AMD. Although we are treating this as a total rumor, because it just sort of seems out of left field, especially from AMD. The chip would be called FX Centurion Super Processor and will be based on the same Piledriver architecture as the Vishera lineup.
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