AMD FX-9370 And FX-9590 Have High Requirements

Written by Shivam Kumar on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 2:20 PM

If you remember, last month we saw the world's first 5GHz processor, as well as it's slightly lower clocked release mate.

At that time, we only had some estimated specs, and it was rumored that they would be OEM exclusive due to their very high TDP value; but they've now been seen raw on the market...

It was expected that the chips would be only available to manufacturers for a time, being released months later to retail. The two 8 core CPU's however have been seen on TigerDirect, a US distributor, as well as in certain pre-built PC's.

As was expected, the FX-9590 performs as well as an overclocked FX-8350, shown by these guys on the vr-zone forums.

The FX-9370 and FX-9590, as you may remember, run at 4.4GHz and 4.7 GHz base clock respectively. They can also boost up their clock frequencies to 4.7GHz and 5GHz. Both the chips house 16MB of L3 cache and have unlocked cores, making them a beast for overclocking; if you can handle the heat.

To use the CPU on your system, you should meet the minimum requirements specified by AMD, and they're not light:

~ 990FX/SB950 Chipset

~ At least DDR3-1600MHz memory chip

~ A 1200 Watt power supply for these power hungry chips

AMD has also recommended users to use either a Corsair H80i, Antec Kuhler H2O 920 or the Coolit ECO-II 120FB-Fat Boy liquid cooling system - if the 220W TDP didn't tip you off, these monsters make a lot of heat.

If you want to have one of these beastly cores, then you will need to spend a fair bit of your paycheck. The FX-9370 is listed at $319 on TigerDirect, while the 5GHz FX-9590 costs $829 to own. The expenditures don't end here though, as you will need a very high power PSU as well as a good liquid cooling system to get the most of your CPU. You could also pick up a pre-built system if you like, but expect the total price to be around $2000 or higher.

What do you think of these eye-watering CPU's? Are they as much of an overkill as the GTX Titan, or more so? Tell us below!

 

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19:07 Jul-18-2013

final words guys
what u gonna choose
Intel
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AMD
i already have mine
heeeeeeeellllllllllllllllllllllllll intel
but if i were living in the North or South pole
i'll choose this one lol

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20:24 Jul-18-2013

ahahah good point =Đ

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11:55 Jul-17-2013

AMD if the electricity will be free i will buy your product !

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12:04 Jul-17-2013

said man with 40% OC - your i7 draws around 250W
biggest problem of this cpu is unbelievable price

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12:09 Jul-17-2013

well my 750w PSU can handle this oc and even if i put an 2 X TITANS i still have power left!
is that i saw there "A 1200 Watt power supply for these power hungry chips"
lol

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12:32 Jul-17-2013

Very nice power supply, never had HP but I only hear good things about them

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12:36 Jul-17-2013

yea very cheap and good !

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12:38 Jul-17-2013

zilican 40% oced 9590 will pull 350w+ :P

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12:56 Jul-17-2013

I dont think you can oc that cpu much, its OCed FX-8350 allready

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12:58 Jul-17-2013

guys plz, here see this to prevent any wattage brabble :P

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14:55 Jul-17-2013

FX-9590 won't need 1200W. It is ridiculous to believe in.

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16:15 Jul-17-2013

LOL ;)

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17:58 Jul-17-2013

Tazz ...well.... IF some tech site cant buy hardware to measure power -do not read and trust it. Numbers are from prime95 synthetic test
Here

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19:19 Jul-17-2013

lul wut? nevermind, I just wanted to show that manufacturer's claimed "TDP" is totally useless value, for ex. my i7-3630QM takes only 39W at max when playing GRID 2 :)

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12:14 Jul-18-2013

In test when they used amper/voltmeter FX8350 draw max 130W
In your test its 285W? Crazy numbers are from prime95 for sure that thing dont like amd FX at all :-D

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19:49 Jul-16-2013

i cant diside to by FX-9370 or FX-8350 !! I think that 8350 is better for gaming and not so expensive!!! ;)

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20:17 Jul-16-2013

Well, the FX-9370 is ofcourse better, but also much more expensive. The FX-8350 can run all games maxed and if you overclock it, it will be just as good as a 9370 or even better if you have good cooling.

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20:31 Jul-16-2013

gof or 8350, cheaper, it matches your graphics card better, and it offers great performance/price ratio

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20:40 Jul-16-2013

DO NOT even think about FX-9370 lol
for that price you can have 5x FX-8350 and some really good water cooler to make your own 5ghz cpu :-D

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21:03 Jul-16-2013

5x? Show me a motherboard that supports those :P

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21:05 Jul-16-2013

It will support if you use your hammer and ducktape

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21:12 Jul-16-2013

Ahahahahhaa, excellent :D
Caution: Please don't try it at home, you might damage your components...

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21:19 Jul-16-2013

Yeah dont try it at home and leave it for experts, just like my kaveri Tero

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22:49 Jul-16-2013

actually it is possible to make a workstation of multiple PCs, controlled only by one mouse and keayboard :Đ

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23:52 Jul-16-2013

WARNING! We do NOT cover damages such caused by hammering.

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07:59 Jul-17-2013

use i-Hammer =Đ

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09:00 Jul-17-2013

why not use nokia 3310?

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09:22 Jul-17-2013

I have 3510i =Đ

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11:52 Jul-17-2013

nokia 3310 hahahahaha yea that is real HUMMER!!!!

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It was great phone I still have it somewhere and it works

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19:35 Jul-17-2013

i am not so profesional gamer , but i want to run all games in FHD resolution whith atleast 35 FPS!!! i think 8350 will be good enoght even whithout extra cooling sistem!!! (sorry about my english)

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19:46 Jul-17-2013

sure, also depends more on gfx card when gaming..

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19:54 Jul-17-2013

My GPU is good enough + fx-8350 will make a good gaming rig!!!
i think so!! ;)

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20:26 Jul-17-2013

YESS!! :Đ

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01:50 Jul-18-2013

at that res , its a OVERKILL . id get a new monitor :P

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18:38 Jul-18-2013

i will have fhd res display!!! ;)

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17:19 Jul-16-2013

i wonder.. if there will be steamroller cpus for am3+, im really scared to buy the 8320 now... what if they actually launch steamroller cpus in Q1 of 2014? Nobody knows??

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17:30 Jul-16-2013

there will be SR CPU's for AM3+. and yes they might release it in Q1 2014 but still you should go with the 8320, its not like SR is gonna be a huge upgrade over piledriver.

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17:42 Jul-16-2013

just bigger TDP

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18:33 Jul-16-2013

SR is going to be quite big update

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18:37 Jul-16-2013

man you sure about that ? cause thats not what they say, they only speack of APUs and such...

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18:37 Jul-16-2013

thats what they said about bulldozer.. [right?]

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18:44 Jul-16-2013

I dont know about FX but they want to release SR apu in q3/q4 this year
and for bulldozer, everybody knew it is crap long before launch, even AMD engineers said bulldozer fail miserably compared to sandy bridge. Now I hear only good things about SR and even AMD engineers are more confident with new(there are some people who worked on athlon 64 when it was beating pentium 4 like Jim Keller) team

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20:36 Jul-16-2013

I said they want, but its still not official ...so who knows. And it will be FM2+ socket for Kaveri

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21:02 Jul-16-2013

'Kaveri' means 'friend' in Finnish ;)

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21:09 Jul-16-2013

A cpu is a man's best friend ...or it was dog?... hmmm...

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14:48 Jul-16-2013

Prepare your private nuclear factories.

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14:50 Jul-16-2013

Uncontrolled Fission reactions lol ;)

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14:57 Jul-16-2013

HAHAHAHHA good buddy :P

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17:29 Jul-16-2013

heh made my day man.

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14:31 Jul-16-2013

If this is true, AMD are idiots for making this CPU in the first place, and anyone who buys this CPU is an idiot.

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12:50 Jul-16-2013

failroller

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14:23 Jul-16-2013

like intel "heatwell"

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14:40 Jul-16-2013

still way better .
faildozer . do you have backup ?

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14:47 Jul-16-2013

heatroller.

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14:51 Jul-16-2013

I think you are an AMD fan are you. :P

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14:57 Jul-16-2013

You pay 320 euro for haswell i7 cpu and another 70-100 euro for cooler -thats huge fail for me and have nothing to do with who I prefer -I have both -intel and amd machines

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02:28 Jul-17-2013

zilican failrollers second name is heatroller, so...

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11:32 Jul-17-2013

I dont know why it is heatroller if it is 20-30C cooler than heatwell

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15:01 Jul-16-2013

I have to check this out but I don't think so intel is hotter than AMD ;P

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15:12 Jul-16-2013

Some retail haswell i5 and i7 are extremly hot, there is no chance to cool them with stock coolers, they have 80-90C some 100+C, you need corsair h100 to cool them,
Skip to 12:30
FX on stock cooler have some 65C max

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17:50 Jul-16-2013

22nm are hotter than 32nm since they have tighter transistors...

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18:35 Jul-16-2013

ivy have same 22nm transistors and its not so hot

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19:15 Jul-16-2013

yes they have the same. I mean, because the 22nm being a smaller chip than the 32nm, the transistors are closer together so basically the hot part of the CPU becomes "tighter".

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21:11 Jul-16-2013

Ar we arguing? Becasue I agree with you lol
But ivy 22nm is almost same as haswell 22nm and haswell is still lot hotter

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07:50 Jul-17-2013

haswell chips are hot because there is a small 6 micron gap between the CPU IHS and IHS paste.

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11:31 Jul-17-2013

source?

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16:37 Jul-17-2013

i dont actually remember the source but i do remember that guy getting 10C lower temps after filling the hole with something. i might be able to find it.
EDIT: after a few minutes of searching i think i found it. but for some reason i cant visit the page or anandtech fourms.
http://forums.anandtech.com/showpost.php?p=34053183&postcount=570

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17:30 Jul-17-2013

smaller transistors should produce less heat while maintaining the same speed.

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12:00 Jul-16-2013

if anyone else notice that the 8 cores not in high using
the motherboared temperatur higher then the cpu
which they using an effecient cooling for cpu
not over load and temeratur high a little bit +effecient cooling +hunger for energy
excuse me
but this cpu is ing desaster
all i could say " i won't ever never buy this
even i have billions £ 3:)

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14:23 Jul-16-2013

overclocked FX-8350 for 4x more money? Its total crap

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11:57 Jul-16-2013

While this is a joke, it reflects the path AMD is taking.

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09:13 Jul-16-2013

Wow those sites were not joking I really hope this stuff was all rumor...amd really released a cpu interior to Intel's 6 cores one at the same price mark and one costing a lot more and at that with insane power usage and cooling requirements.Why just why would you do this.

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14:27 Jul-16-2013

Dont forget this cpu have 1200m transistors
intel 6 core line have 2270m transistors lol

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17:28 Jul-16-2013

2.2 billion... mine only has 650 million :(

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21:01 Jul-16-2013

1.16 billion here :P

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07:40 Jul-16-2013

That's impresive! But I can't put them on my mobo :(

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04:47 Jul-16-2013

I wasnt planning to buy this anyways-

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01:01 Jul-16-2013

AMD is not doing good now, that 32nm is using too much power, generate more heat therefore more heat inside the case and higher electricity bill. I don't think it will be faster than i7-4770K.

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01:22 Jul-16-2013

I think that too!
Now i miss the Phenom II :(

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14:22 Jul-16-2013

And still will be producing less heat than i7-4770k lol

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14:39 Jul-16-2013

Don't think so brother i7-4770k is a nightmare in every aspect :P

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14:51 Jul-16-2013

Yeah its nightmare for coolers :-D

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14:53 Jul-16-2013

HAHAHAHA you are AMD fan right?

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14:54 Jul-16-2013

Nope intel is as cool as ice :P

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15:15 Jul-16-2013

It was true with core2duo and sandy bridge, ivy is little hotter, but haswell brings overheating to new level

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00:43 Jul-16-2013

Yikes. Not to mention the electrical bill.

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20:16 Jul-15-2013

Everybody calm down :-D
1200W psu becasue they wanted to pair it with HD7990 and thats power hungry monster

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20:25 Jul-15-2013

when you could just get a titan+i7 3770/4770k which will probably need a 750 or 850w power supply

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21:07 Jul-15-2013

I have no idea why they stated that OEM system with this cpu and HD7990 needs 1200W power supply. Good 850W is probably enought fro this system too
AND dont forget this cpu cost like intel six core, so if somebody want it for work i7 3970X all the way
...On other hand this thing exist purely for overclocking ...thats why 1200W psu

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06:37 Jul-16-2013

i doubt that its for overclocking... it has already reached max limit.

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09:57 Jul-16-2013

AMD can overclocked to 8.2Ghz and break the record with LN2 cooling. You can search at youtube

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13:12 Jul-16-2013

i know, but 220 watt seems too high for 5 Ghz.. but then again it has all cores active at 5ghz level so it can probably reach more if the other 7 cores or off.

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19:49 Jul-15-2013

it would be smarter releasing the new fx- 4400;6400;8420;8450 and with the steamroller architecture than these power hungry beasts... how will amd profit with these?!? Such an high requirements o.O a 1200 W power supply OmG !

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19:28 Jul-15-2013

I still a bit amazed at that AMDs move and keep asking myself: WHY? Even if they wanted just big PR, like 5gHz and 8 cores, it does not seems reasonable... Grazy and just a little bit comical... If after that will not coming something better, especially next years steamroller, then I really can´t imagine what will happening...

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19:05 Jul-15-2013

I have the 8350. I was scared that my 8350 would fall behind these new processors. But now, looking at the requirements, 1200 watts is way too much.

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18:50 Jul-15-2013

1200 watt omg :)

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16:24 Jul-15-2013

AMD why you fail so hard?

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