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.
Both of these new processors will be based on the same x86 Piledriver architecture and has been out for quite some time now. That is not the interesting thing about these processors, what is interesting is their clock speeds. The AMD FX-9000 will have a base clock speed of 4.8 GHz and a 5 GHz turbo core clock, which would would make it a record for native frequency for any processor ever released. The FX-9000 will still have eight cores and 8MB of L3 cache. This CPU will also run very hot with a TDP of 220W, so expect some pretty intense cooling solutions for it.
The second chip that was leaked was the FX-8770. It would effectively replace the FX-8350, currently the clock speed and turbo clock speed are unknown at this point. It will also have a very high TDP of 220W. Both new chips are compatible with the AM3+ socket and will support 1866 MHz+ memory.
|Model||AMD FX-9000||AMD FX-8770||AMD FX-8350|
|Manufacture||32 nm SOI HKMG||32 nm SOI HKMG||32 nm SOI HKMG|
|Kernels||8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)||8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)||8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)|
|CPU Clock Base||4.8 GHz||Unknown||4.0 GHz|
|CPU Turbo Core||5.0 GHz||Unknown||4.2 GHz|
|L2 cache||4 x 2 MB||4 x 2 MB||4 x 2 MB|
|L3 cache||8 MB||8 MB||8 MB|
|Max. DDR3||1866 MHz||1866 MHz||1866 MHz|
|TDP||220 W||220 W||125 W|
|Base||AM3 +||AM3 +||AM3 +|
Expect more information as we get closer to Computex