How does AMD’s final 8-core FX salvo compare with Intel’s 22nm enthusiast 6-core flagship?
If our sources are accurate, the enigmatic FX-9590 (four Piledriver modules at 4.7GHz with a 5GHz turbo) will be the final legacy of the performance FX “big cores” from AMD. What tests or benchmarks would you like us to run in our upcoming review?
AMD’s beast of a chip, the 8-core FX-9590, has been spotted on a retailer’s website along with the lesser powered FX-9370. But good luck getting a motherboard that can support the 9590′s required TDP.
According to an unnamed AMD source the company’s new FX-9590 and FX-9370 are clocked at 4.7GHz and 4.4GHz, respectively, and have a total power draw in the range of 220W. These might be the the ones to hold the fort until actual new FX silicon based on 28nm Steamroller cores.