AMD 5GHz CPUAt E3 this week, AMD has caught the attention of gamers, enthusiasts and experts in multimedia, showing a microprocessor running at a clock frequency of 5 GHz.

The new AMD FX-9590 is an eight-core chip, the nominal frequency of which was increased to 5 GHz, the company also revealed a chip FX-9370, clocked at 4.7 GHz. Both new products are based on micro-Piledriver, technology support Turbo Core 3.0, have eight cores and are compatible with motherboards with AMD socket AM3 , as well as Integrated memory controller DDR3 at up to 1866 MHz.

Both chips will be available in July of this year and According to preliminary data, the wholesale price for the FX-9590 system integrators will be $ 800, and for the FX-9370 it will be $ 400. AMD FX-9000 Series CPUs will be available initially in PCs through system integrators. Two models will be available:

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

“For gamers these chips represent a qualitative improvement of the gameplay, better physics games, a higher FPS, better graphics. Moreover, they will be able to meet the needs of the few gamers at once, if they will be playing on different monitors,” – says Matt Davis , director of marketing for AMD.

The family of AMD “Vishera” CPUs

Model FX-9590 FX-9370 FX-8350
Price $ 800 $ 400 $ 195
Technical Specifications
Architecture Piledriver Piledriver Piledriver
Model Vishera Vishera Vishera
Manufacturing Process 32 nm 32 nm 32 nm
Cores CPU 4x 2 4x 2 4x 2
Base Frequency 4,0 GHz
Turbo Frequency 5 GHz 4,7 GHz 4,2 GHz
Cache L2 4x 2 MB 4x 2 MB 4x 2 MB
Cache L3 8 Мбайт 8 Мбайт 8 Мбайт
Max. Memory DDR3 1866 MHz 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Socket AM3+ AM3+ AM3+
TDP 220 W 220 W 125 W

Here at E3, AMD demonstrated and another exotic – 9600 x 1080 pixels resolution. Such super-panorama turned by combining into a single virtual device HD-five monitors. As a result, gamers were able to get the angle of the virtual view of 180 degrees. “This can be used not only in games but also, say, in presentations,” – says Davis.

As for the 5-GHz chip, then as told in AMD, it is based on the architecture of Piledriver and inherently chip is “unlocked”, that is, its coefficients are not blocked and it allows you to overclock the CPU faster to enjoy higher CPU speeds and related performance gains1.

Eight-core chip architecture Piledriver now heads the line of processors AMD FX, target the Socket AM3 +. At Computex AMD announced that it will take several weeks, if not months, before FX-9590 and FX-9370 may appear on the free market.

AMD Beats Intel To The 5 GHz CPU Race! (Piledriver FX-9590)