AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor

Earlier this month we talking about AMD releasing a 5GHz processor and it looks like those rumors were true. Today AMD has unveiled the most powerful member of the AMD FX family of CPUs and the world’s first commercially available 5 GHz CPU Processor. The 8-core CPU is the AMD FX-9590.


AMD has actually released two processors the AMD FX-9590 and the AMD FX-9370. Both chips are based of AMD’s “Piledriver” architecture, and support memory up to 1866 MHz+ memory. AMD is not specifically clear with details on these processors. They do let us know that the FX-9590 will have a turbo boost all the way up to 5 GHz and the FX-9370 will have a turbo boost up to 4.7 GHz. It is interesting to not that the press release states, “The new AMD FX CPUs will be available from system integrators globally beginning this summer.” So we are guessing they will not be available to purchase as a standalone chip at launch.

Hopefully AMD gives us more details on these chips like the normal clock speeds, TDP, etc.

Source: AMD | News Archive

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