AMD FX-9590 AM3+ Processor Performance Review
By Hank Tolman
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by AMD.
The newest installment of AMD FX CPUs is finally upon us. September 2014 marked the release of the a few new FX CPUs, including the FX-8370, the FX-8370E, and the FX-8320E. One of the side-effects of AMD’s release is a price drop in their existing CPUs, including the flagship FX-9590 CPU. In this article, Benchmark Reviews takes a look at the CPU that sits atop the FX line, the AMD FX-9590 AM3+ Processor.
The AMD FX-9590 packs a punch with 8 Piledriver cores running at a stock 4.7GHz and boosting up to a maximum 5GHz. With the release of the FX-8370 CPU, AMD has dropped the MSRP of the FX-9590 to $229. Although the new MSRP has been active for a few weeks, you may still have trouble finding the FX-9590 for that price. At the time of this writing, the FX-9590 still costs around $259. When the price does drop, AMD’s flagship processor, the FX-9590, will compete very closely in price with Intel’s i5-4670 CPU. Before we jump into a closer look at the FX-9590, let’s take a look at AMD’s current FX lineup.