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Q: I have an AMD FX-9590 microprocessor. Can I upgrade it?
A: No. This processor is the fastest for Socket AM3+.
Sorry, overclocking information is not available at this time.
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AMD cuts prices of A6 and A8 APUs; reveals price of A10-6790K
Nov 07, 2013
: Last week AMD announced A10-6790K APU, which was positioned as a
slightly slower, but also less expensive version of the flagship
A10-6800K chip. Today the 6790K was added to AMD's official price
list. Furthermore, the company added prices of FX-9370 and FX-9590
microprocessors for AM3+ platform. Finally, AMD reduced prices of
A6-6400K, A8-6500 and A8-6600K models by 12% - 13%. The A6-6400K now
costs $62, and the price of A8 SKUs was slashed from $112 to $97.
AMD FX-9000 CPUs with liquid cooling kit available in US
Oct 09, 2013
: In September we reported that newer boxed versions of FX-9000 extreme
microprocessors will soon be available bundled with a
liquid cooling kit. Launched in June, the FX-9370 and FX-9590 packed 8
cores, 8 MB of L2 and 8 MB of L3 cache on a chip. The processors
run at very high 4.4 and 4.7 GHz clock rates, and can reach even
higher 4.7 and 5 GHz frequencies when a Turbo Core feature is
activated. Since the FX-9370 and FX-9590 are effectively overclocked siblings of
the FX-8350 model, they dissipate significantly more power and
require a liquid cooling kit to operate.
AMD to offer FX-9370 and FX-9590 CPUs with a liquid cooling kit
Sep 27, 2013
: Back in June AMD launched two high-performance 8-core FX Series
chips, running at exceptionally high 4.4 and 4.7 GHz clock speeds. The
processors were essentially top binned FX-83xx parts, overclocked to
4+ GHz, and overvolted to achieve higher frequencies.
Overclocking/overvolting resulted in significantly increased power
consumption, which led to AMD's recommendation to use liquid cooling
kit with the CPUs. The first FX-9000 series processors were shipped in
OEM PCs, and came with a liquid cooling, but the kit was not included
in boxed FD9370FHHKWOF and FD9590FHHKWOF models.
ASRock and Gigabyte add support for AMD FX-9000 series CPUs
Jul 23, 2013
: AMD FX-9370 and FX-9590 processors were launched last month, and
only recently they started to appear in retail stores. The latest CPUs
have the same number of cores and the same size of L3 cache as AMD
FX-8300 series of chips, but they offer extreme performance, thanks to
much higher base and Turbo Core frequencies. The prices and power
consumption of FX-9000 series CPUs is also on the extreme side.
The flagship FX-9590 costs more than $800, and has 220 Watt TDP.
AMD FX-9370 and FX-9590 CPUs are now available
Jul 13, 2013
: Last month AMD launched two FX-9000 series microprocessors, aimed
at high-end consumer market. The FX processors were planned to be
shipped in desktop PCs first, and eventually become available in
retail as boxed products. The CPUs boasted extremely high base clock
frequencies, but they also had very price and power consumption. When
launched, the FX processors were expected to perform as overclocked
FX-8350 SKU, and recently
posted benchmarks of the FX-9590 confirmed these
AMD FX-9370 and FX-9350 CPUs are available for pre-order
Jun 17, 2013
: AMD created a stir last week by announcing two FX-9000 series
processors, including "first ever 5 GHz" CPU. At the time, the company
revealed only model numbers and a few features of new products.
According to AMD press release, FX-9370 and FX-9590 eight-core processors
have 4.7 GHz and 5 GHz maximum Turbo Core frequency, and unlocked clock multiplier.
The CPUs were rumored to come with 4.4 GHz
- 4.8 GHz base clock speeds, and Thermal Design Power, exceeding 200
AMD announces FX-9370 and FX-9590 CPUs
Jun 12, 2013
: At E3 show this week, AMD announced FX-9370 and FX-9590 extreme
performance processors for computer enthusiasts. Both parts are based
on "Piledriver" microarchitecture, and have 8 CPU cores. The FX-9590
is claimed to be the "First-Ever 5 GHz processor", when in fact this
chip operates at lower than 5 GHz frequency, that was not disclosed,
and has 5 GHz maximum Turbo Core speed. Obviously, the FX-9590 does
not always operate at its maximum speed under load, therefore it cannot be called "5 GHz