AMD announced at E3 2013 their much awaited FX-9000 series of microprocessors, namely the monstrous FX-9590, crunching a maximum of 5GHz core clock speed, and the FX-9370, with a 4.7GHz core clock speed.

The said processors will feature 8 “Piledriver” cores and will carry a TDP of 220W, so a good cooling solution is a must to keep heat at bay. In addition, the said FX 9000 processors will be compatible with current generation of AM3+ socket motherboards with the 990FX chipset at bay, and are fully unlocked at your disposal.

AMD FX 9000 (1)


The new 5 GHz FX-9590 and 4.7 GHz FX-9370 feature the “Piledriver” architecture, are unlocked for easy overclocking and pave the way for enthusiasts to enjoy higher CPU speeds and related performance gains1. Additionally, these processors feature AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology to dynamically optimize performance across CPU cores and enable maximum computing for the most intensive workloads.

AMD was the first to break the 1 GHz barrier in May of 2000 and continues to set the standard in technology innovation including the first Windows compatible 64-bit PC processor and the first native dual-core and quad-core processors. AMD also introduced the first APU(unifying CPU and Radeon™ graphics on the same chip) and the first x86 quad-core SoC, continuing forward with HSA architectures and programming models.

The new AMD FX CPUs will be available from system integrators globally beginning this summer. Two models will be available:

  • FX-9590: Eight “Piledriver” cores, 5 GHz Max Turbo
  • FX-9370: Eight “Piledriver” cores, 4.7 GHz Max Turbo

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