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    Exclamation The AMD FX-9590 "FX Centurion" Preview

    - World's 1st 5GHz commercially available CPU
    - Eight “Piledriver” cores, 4.7 GHz load, 5 GHz Max Turbo
    - ★ limited edition ★



    News Flash
    AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor

    Quote Originally Posted by AMD
    AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor
    Enthusiasts get unbelievable PC performance with new AMD FX-9000 Series Processor


    Los Angeles— E3 —6/11/2013

    AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled its most powerful member of the legendary AMD FX family of CPUs, the world’s first commercially available 5 GHz CPU processor, the AMD FX-9590. These 8-core CPUs deliver new levels of gaming and multimedia performance for desktop enthusiasts. AMD FX-9000 Series CPUs will be available initially in PCs through system integrators...
    As was stated above, initially the FX-9590 was targeted only at system integrators (overseeing the rig cooling) but there are some indications that AMD may have recently changed it to retail as well...


    So what is this FX Centurion, really - is it superb binning, oneupmanship, PR stunt or pure money grabbing? Well for whatever it may be, the one thing which is certain is that it sure got lots of PC people talking about AMD CPUs all over again.

    Google hits...
    2 millions hits and counting...

    Fan wars!
    AMD FX-9590 discussion and flaming...


    AM3+ socket compatibility
    Again the faithful evergreen socket, from nearly forever in PC terms.



    FX-9590 Factory Sample
    Mine came alone without any retail packaging or cooler. After some cleaning and straightening out, it is alive and ready for action!

    Stock VIDs checked - idle 1.4GHz@0.875V and Turbo 5GHz@1.513V









    Calling All Cores
    Without any further overclocking of the core speed, the FX-9590 performance can be maxxed out with almost certainty simply by running all cores at the official rated Turbo 5GHz. Extreme benchers would probably have a field day trying their luck at going over 8 GHz on this chip since AMD has done the hard work of binning all cores good at 5GHz on water cooling.

    BIOS settings - Multiplier 25x, AMD Turbo Disabled (forcing all cores to run 5GHz), Vcore stock 75% LLC



    Cooling All Cores
    AMD recommends the minimum of water cooling for this monster - Antec Kuhler 920 or better.



    Test Setup
    Ambient non-aircon air

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    HWBot Prime
    Where AMD FX simply rules!






    Cinebench 11.5





    WinRAR





    7Zip





    Fritz Chess 12 Benchmark





    3DMark Vantage





    3DMark11





    3DMark 2013





    x264 FHD Benchmark





    xvid4PSP





    Ripbot264





    AIDA64 Benches




    AIDA64 Stress Test
    Just a short 5 min. run to check load temps on this latest recommended stress test, actually seems less stressful than x264 transcoding





    Interim impressions
    For now, the FX-9590 does not come across as a revolutionary product other than its claim to 5GHz fame (and its pricing infamy). It feels and runs like an upclocked successor of its older Vishera brethen, the FX-8350.

    So is it superb binning, oneupmanship, PR stunt or pure money grabbing? Perhaps a bit of everything except I really can't see AMD getting too much sales at the present pricing. imo, it seems more like the little David attempting to poke Goliath in the eye, reminiscent of the old victory in the well fought 1 GHz speed race from many moons ago.

    More to come...


    Update
    Power Measurements!


    ★ Much thanks to AMD, Asrock, Avertek and Ig for contributing parts used in the testing ★
    Last edited by MacClipper; Jul 11th, 13 at 03:11 AM.
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    1.5v vcore!
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    No issue, AMD CPUs are factory specced more durable at 1.5V than Ivy or Haswell... can last at least 3 years before the official wty runs out.

    btw even at 1.5V and 220W TDP, check out the low full load temps for 8 cores@5GHz and compare it to the recent Intel CPUs.

    Fluxless solder is good!
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    prawn my eyes can't take it
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    lai liao lai liao that was fast hahaha thought u tml then post

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    Just realised tmr very busy day so since more or less completed the 5GHz tests just whack 1st talk later... still trying to find out if there is any NDA for this chip, totally forgot to ask. lol

    So don't be surprised if this thread suddenly disappears somehow sometime somewhere
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    now the questions are
    a) what is the power consumption at 5 ghz
    b) how much further can these binned chip go? 5.2-5.3?
    God is good, all the time.

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    All good qns indeed.

    Meanwhile, I need a new test table and/or new watt meter and/or new room cos my test table is getting just too cramped for my watt meter to fit in together with my other work rigs/barang².

    I also wonder how clocking headroom is left after 5GHz, simply lots more time and work needed to find out.
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    thx for sharing sir...

    as of now i'd say uvoc (@ 5GHz) with lowest possible vcore is more interesting rather than pushin > 5.0GHz with higher volt...


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    Why FX-9590 was overclocked to 5GHz with all cores ?

    I like to see how a stock FX-9590 performs

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    @ah_khoo, as per your request, shall proceed with undervolting@5GHz next then.

    Still awaiting for the new supporting BIOS for my Asus Crosshair V F non-Z cos it has a more precise vcore regulation vs Extreme9. Probably won't be getting it for the next few days since it's the weekend now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thepath View Post
    Why FX-9590 was overclocked to 5GHz with all cores ?

    I like to see how a stock FX-9590 performs
    A proper full review should do those stock runs for you so hold out for one of those.

    Meanwhile, take this purely as a preview cos I am gradually gravitating towards what I usually would do with my other CPUs ie. non-stock sweetspot clocks.

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    This CPU is must have to all extreme FX (AMD Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition, Athlon 64 FX, etc) . series collectors.
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    A few things

    1. There may be an NDA afterall so this thread may just disappear soon, do enjoy it while you can
    2. Photobucket freebie acct is buckling under the 10GB bandwidth limit so this thread pics may just disappear soon, do enjoy it while you can



    For those wondering about the HT running at 2000MHz vs 2600MHz, this is for you. Historically, this mobo runs more stable at 2000HT







    And as stated earlier... "Well for whatever it may be, the one thing which is certain is that it sure got lots of PC people talking about AMD CPUs all over again."

    New flame wars detected over at my OCN thread which accounts for the Photobucket overloading
    OCN Hardware News

    For good or for bad, AMD surely got everyone's attention this time!
    Last edited by MacClipper; Jul 9th, 13 at 09:26 AM.
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    LOL those fanboys.

    How can you complain about a 5ghz chip @1.5v lame? They forgot their ambient temps are much more lower than rest of Asia therefor shouldn't be a problem unlike most of us who needs to use aircon just to get lower temps.

    And running at 1.5v is a no problem for FX chips.
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