Friday January 20, 2017

Legit Reviews the Old AMD Iron

The AMD FX-9590 is sort of like an old Monster truck. It is huge and menacing, gets 2 miles to the gallon, and can do about anything...if you give it enough time. Seriously though, it was doing 5GHz, before 5GHz was cool. Killer Nathan Kirsch at Legit Reviews has the scoop, with one last look before Ryzen.

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AMD’s flagship FX Series processor is the FX-9590 Eight-Core CPU that came out during the summer of 2013. This processor was a beast when it came out as it had 8-cores along with a 220W TDP rating, a 4.7 GHz base clock and a turbo clock of 5.0 GHz. The bad news is that they were extremely hard to get at the time due to only a handful of processors being able successfully hit those speeds not to mention only a handful of AMD 990FX boards supported a 220W TDP processor and you needed water cooling.

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