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AMD FX-9370 Vishera 8-Core 4.4GHz Socket AM3+ 220W Desktop Processor - Black Edition FD9370FHHKWOF

  • 32nm Vishera 220W
  • 8MB L2 Cache
  • Vishera
  • 8-Core
  • Socket AM3+
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This CPU is only compatible with the selected 990FX motherboards.

For example:

ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z, GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 and ASRock 990FX Extreme9.

Please check motherboard manufacturers for CPU compatibility.

*AMD’s product warranty does not cover damage caused by overclocking (even when overclocking is enabled via AMD OverDrive software).

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Richard D.
  • 1/30/2015 9:00:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent CPU for image analysis

Pros: - Best of the binned Visheras available
- Incredible price / performance for multithreaded applications

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Paired with an ASRock 990FX Extreme 6 mobo makes an excellent image analysis workstation. I do a lot of multithreaded image analysis work and have always had excellent performance with the Vishera CPUs. I upgraded from a 8350 and the 9370 is performing about 30% faster in my image processing benchmarks.

People complain about the heat and power consumption but at idle it's almost identical to the 8350. With a Corsair Hydro H90 cooler my 9370 idles around 28C and under full peak core usage it's only around 48C.

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  • Lenny Z.
  • 1/9/2015 9:14:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth the tiny performance increase over lower-wattage chips.

Pros: Fastest thing AMD makes right now.... which has sadly been true for way too long. What the heck, AMD.

Cons: Very power hungry. Runs very hot, requires a noisy dual-fan watercooler to keep it cool even without OC. Not at all worth the speed increase over the lower-wattage options. I wish I could rewind time and not buy it.

Go with an 8350. Or an Intel :(

Other Thoughts: I bought it because I wanted to stay with AMD and this was the only option left to upgrade. It was a mistake. I disregarded all the advice out there to go with one of the lower-wattage chips for the tiny performance boost this chip provides. Unfortunately, this is the deathknell for my faithfulness to the underdog. My next build will be Intel.

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  • Bard K.
  • 12/19/2014 2:22:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFX9370 Good Value

Pros: Fast, good value for money compared with Intel
Self Throttling on new motherboard.

Cons: Not found one yet.

Other Thoughts: Been running this chip about six weeks. So far, so good. I have it mounted on an Asus M5A99FX PRO 2 mother board, and the honeymoon has been a blissful one.

I watch it using System Mechanics Live-Boost utility, and I can see how fast it is running and how busy the multiple CPUs are. It only runs fast when it needs to. So, it is very efficient, tho the maximum power dissipation can reach 225 Watts, but only when driven to the wall, and for short periods of time.

I am running it without any over-clocking. I do not game. However, I run some pretty heavy CAD, and Photo Shop software. No problems.

For cooling, I have the chip mounted on a Noctura heatsink with a single 140mm fan and it has never exceeded 30°C. Which is fantastic. When it is not being used, it throttles down, and goes into hibernation, where the whole system is dormant, but jumps back to life in a few seconds.

Overall, I am very satisfied.

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  • Jonathan R.
  • 12/12/2014 7:54:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs:)

Pros: It Does Whatever I Want It To.

Cons: None

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  • Joseph G.
  • 12/7/2014 4:06:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot a CPU for beginners.

Pros: It is a solid CPU all around. Very good value and will handle just about anything the consumer market has to throw at it. Definitely got the best of the A-bin. 4.7Ghz at 1.40v. 61C full load with h100i.

Cons: HOT HOT HOT!!! Definitely consider 240mm watercooling or a high end air cooler. Will absolutely have to fine tune the voltage even at stock speeds. It comes heavily over volted from the factory and will not stay cool for long. Stock settings with h100i saw an immediate spike to 70+ under load.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for an 8core that will plug-n-play without much work the 8350 is probably the way to go. (I have both and they work GREAT but the 9370 definitely takes some work to get it within tolerance and up to speed)

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  • Lyam W.
  • 11/30/2014 2:18:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Hot

Pros: + Fast
+ Lots of cores
+ Great price/performance when I got it!

Cons: - Heat? This thing can pull a lot of heat. I have a Phanteks 120mm Air cooler on it that keeps it nice and cool.

Other Thoughts: I chose this one so I could use the higher memory speeds. If you want to use 2400MHz RAM, you'll need the 9000 series. the FX 8350 supports 1866 and maxes out at 2133. This one supports 2133 and maxes out at 2400.

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  • William A.
  • 11/27/2014 9:23:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReliable and Capable

Pros: -Cheaper than Intel
-Overall Platform Cost is Cheaper
-Platform is very, very mature
-Performance is fantastic
-When tuned correctly, heat isn't much of an issue until put under a heavy load
-Plenty of settings to mess with to tweak performance
-Reliable (Mine has been working for around a year now)
-Great for gaming
-8 Threads/Cores: Great for multi-threaded tasks

Cons: -Power consumption is high, if you use it's full potential...
-Not a bunch of motherboard options, but that's the same story when overclocking an 8320 to this level
-Packaging isn't the best
-Despite it being among AMD's top tier of chips, it cannot perform the same way as Intel can with their top tier
-Average single threaded performance

Other Thoughts: In terms of speed, only my mom's CPU runs/benches faster, and that's the old i7 - 3770. Multitasking is a breeze: with 8 THREADS (or Cores) you can do a lot of single threaded things or destroy multi-threaded tasks. For productivity on the cheap, it's quick and reliable, but it's not at the top of the pack.

Many will say AMD's 8 Cores will hold you back during gaming, but don't see it. Combined with and R9 290 the threads aren't being that stressed, especially v-synced with a 60Hz 1080p monitor. With the right hardware, you could power a 4K monitor easily, but I haven't tested it.

As far as thermals go: eh, depends on your usage case. Yeah, it get's hot under P95, OCCT but during gaming and video compression, the heat isn't the same. So long as your cooler can control/absorb the heat well enough you'll be fine. Yes, this means liquid cooling, but if done right the computer can be both cool AND silent.

Packaging is lackluster. I still have my old 8320 FX Tin and this comes in a cardboard box. No stock cooler means they can drop the price and allow you to choose your method of cooling (preferably liquid based). Just remember where you put it, as the box is a little small.

Overclocking varies from chip to chip, and my story is no exception . Aforementioned 8320 didn't like anything above 4.0GHz and I lost a pin on it, so I bought this CPU to replace it and this starts at 4.4 GHz. I'm comfortable with 4.7GHz at 1.48 v but it can go further. Consensus says that 5.0GHz is usually the threshold for this CPU, but your mileage may vary.

Personally, I don't think you can find a better chip for the price. Sure you can overclock and 8320 (Like I tried to do) and get similar results. But with this, AMD has already done that for you. Not only that, the AM3+ platform and it's motherboards are very well known, so you can find plenty of help on the forums.

Quick Side Note: Windows and Linux have these run off of Threads simulated in CPU cores. That's why I'm saying 8 THREADS, rather than cores since there is some debate as to what pertains as a core.

My Rig:
AMD 9370 4.7GHz - Cooled in custom loop water cooling
16 GB 1866 (Rated 2133) G.Skill RAM
Reference R9 290 with custom loop block
Several HDD and an SSD
ASUS Cross-hair Formula-Z Mobo
EVGA 1000W Platinum 80 Plus Certified

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  • Kentchiro S.
  • 11/24/2014 8:55:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little monster.

Pros: 4.4Ghz, 4.7Ghz turbo;
Easily overclockable;
Extremely fast;

Cons: 220W;
Price (I wish I could've bought it at the sale price it is as I write this review);

Other Thoughts: I have had this cpu for over 9 months running at 5Ghz OC'd on turbo, and it has yet to fail me. While I am by no means a tech expert and that I am not really comfortable tweaking around with the cpu settings, I was able to overclock to a stable 5Ghz turbo.

Also due to its 220W output, the cpu really needs a decent liquid cooler otherwise it will basically just fry out your motherboard. People usually recommend using atleast a Corsair H100i or anything higher to keep it at normal temps, and I suggest doing that if you're going for the 9370. I am actually sitting with a Corsair H80i which uses a smaller radiator with two 120mm fans in push pull configuration, for over 9 months now. While it does its job to keep the cpu cool, I am basically hanging on a fine string of nothing as the cpu might start to fry out anytime soon.

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  • Susan M.
  • 11/14/2014 8:58:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne of AMD's last cpu products

Pros: Fast

Cons: Needs good cooling, high power cpu not supported by too many motherboards yet, price

Other Thoughts: The air/fan cooler necessary to keep this happy will be expensive and really large. If I had it to do over again I would probably buy the version that includes the liquid cooling. Be sure the case you want to put this in can handle the liquid cooler radiator. Mine runs around 40c all the time and higher in the hot weather in my house with no ac. Under 70c is safe but why push it? This thing runs everything I toss at it and no issues under windows 7 or 8

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  • Zach P.
  • 11/13/2014 7:13:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Processor

Pros: I am absolutely amazed at this processor, never even gets close to being bogged down. I had never used an AMD processor before this one, I've always been a Nvidia man, but this has totally changed my perspective on them entirely. For nearly half the price of a 4770k, and roughly the same performance, you can't beat it. So long as you have the proper cooling, because this card really, really wants to melt.

Cons: I mean it really wants to melt, you need some serious liquid cooling to keep it in normal ranges. I use a H100i, and it's been doing the trick pretty well, but I would not recommend anything less than that. I mean, even with that, I can get up to some fairly high heats when under large amounts of stress for long amounts of time, not too dangerous;y high, but still, hotter than I would want it to be. Of course, I live in a very hot and humid area, so that does play a part into it, but definitely something to be aware of. When it's just idling though the core average sits around 10-20 degrees Celsius, which is absolutely where I want it to be. Also, that it doesn't actually come with any sort of cooling device, which I do understand, but kind of surprised me that it didn't have anything.

Other Thoughts: The liquid cooling is really important, it wont do with normal CPU coolers, it really does require it. Especially if you are planning on overclocking, not that it needs it though, it's already plenty fast. If you want a 5GHz CPU, you would probably want to consider the 9590, which is supposed to be that high, the 9370 can do it, but I've never tried to take it that high, it sits nice and stable at 4.4 and is already very fast.

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