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AMD FX-9590 vs Intel Core i7-4770K

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AMD FX-9590 advantages



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  • More CPU cores on the AMD FX-9590 help to process multiple tasks or heavily multi-threaded programs.
  • Operating frequency of the FX-9590 microprocessor is higher than the frequency of the Core i7-4770K CPU.
  • XOP instructions are enabled on this microprocessor. These extensions are not widely used by applications yet, however their support should improve in future programs.
  • The CPU has FMA4 instruction set extension enabled. Only AMD microprocessors offer this technology, thus it may not get broad support from software vendors.
  • The AMD FX-9590 is priced about 10% cheaper.

Intel Core i7-4770K advantages



Intel Core i7-4770K
  • The microprocessor includes AVX2 instructions, that appeared in modern processors not too far ago. These extensions are not broadly supported by applications yet, but their support should improve in future apps.
  • The CPU comes with integrated HD 4600 graphics unit. This graphics is not fast enough to run latest games at full resolution, however it can be used for casual gaming and 3D applications.
  • The processor is 62% more energy efficient.

FX-9590 vs i7-4770K specifications comparison

The charts below compare the most important characteristics of the Intel Core i7-4770K and AMD FX-9590 CPUs. These features, together with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of extra threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, while lighter area is for additional frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
9
7.2
5.4
3.6
1.8
0
 
 
8
 
8
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
6
4.8
3.6
2.4
1.2
0
 
 
5GHz
 
3.9GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
20
16
12
8
4
0
 
 
16MB
 
9MB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
300
240
180
120
60
0
 
 
220W
 
84W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
400
320
240
160
80
0
 
 
$306
 
$339
 
 
Lower is better
 

  - AMD FX-9590       - Intel Core i7-4770K

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD FX-9590 vs Intel i7-4770K specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

FX-9590 Core i7-4770K
General recommendations:
More cores improve multi-threading performance,
Clocked higher,
Features XOP instructions,
Somewhat lower official price
  General recommendations:
Supports AVX2 instructions,
Integrates HD 4600 GPU,
Needs less power

Drawbacks:

Lacks some instructions,
Does not have on-chip GPU,
Requires much more power
 

Drawbacks:

Smaller number of CPU cores,
Operating frequency is lower,
Does not support some instructions,
Priced higher

Similar processors

FX-9590 Core i7-4770K
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as FX-9590 and Intel Core i7-4770K.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD FX-9590 and Intel Core i7-4770K pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD FX-9590Intel Core i7-4770K
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyFX-SeriesCore i7
Basic details
Model numberFX-9590i7-4770K
CPU part numberFD9590FHW8KHKCM8064601464206
Box part numberFD9590FHHKWOF
FD9590FHHKWOX
BX80646I74770K
BXC80646I74770K
BXF80646I74770K
Introduction dateJune 11, 2013June 2, 2013
Current official price$306 (as of Apr 2014)$339 (as of Jul 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameVisheraHaswell
Platform nameVolan 
MicroarchitecturePiledriverHaswell
Technology (micron)0.0320.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM3+Socket 1150
Frequency (MHz)47003500
Turbo Frequency (MHz)50003900
Clock Multiplier 35
L1 cache256 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)81921024
L3 cache (KB)8192
Max temperature (°C) 72.72
TDP (Watt)22084
Cores84
Threads8
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
AVX2 / Advanced Vector Extensions 2-+
BMI1 / Bit Manipulation+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add+
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
XOP / eXtended Operations+-
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Unlocked multiplier+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneHD 4600
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1866DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)29.925.6
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