AMD has announced the release of the first 5GHz CPU; they’ve called it the FX-9590.
In a statement accompanying the announcement at E3 2013 in Los Angeles, Bernd Lienhard (corporate vice president and general manager, Client Products Division at AMD) said “The new FX 5GHz processor is an emphatic performance statement to the most demanding gamers seeking ultra-high resolution experiences including AMD Eyefinity technology”.
As well as the 5GHz FX-9590, AMD also announced the release of the FX-9370, although this is clocked at a slower speed of 4.7GHz. Both of these new CPUs are part of the FX-Series.
The FX-950 and the FX-9370 have eight processors cores based on the “Piledriver” architecture and because they are from the “Black edition, they are unlocked and therefore overclockable. They also feature AMD’s Turbo Core 3.0 technology, so performance is optimized to cope with the most intensive of workloads.
When it comes to processors, AMD has been consistently at the forefront of cutting edge technology. The fact that their products have made their way into big name devices like PlayStation and Xbox One is testament to this. AMD has also announced plans to support Android and Chrome OS as well as Windows, and Apple too have revealed that AMD will be supplying FirePro for the new Mac Pro.
Although there has been no word on pricing yet, expect the FX-9590 and FX-9370 this summer.