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AMD FX-9590 Vishera 8-Core 4.7GHz Socket AM3+ 220W Desktop Processor - Black Edition FD9590FHHKWOF

  • 32nm Vishera 220W
  • 8MB L2 Cache
  • Vishera
  • 8-Core
  • Socket AM3+
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The AMD FX-9590 is the world's first 5GHz CPU processor with 4.7GHz base frequency and 5GHz turbo frequency. The ground-breaking frequency with eight cores delivers new levels of gaming and multimedia performance for desktop enthusiasts. You can immerse yourself in the most advanced 3D games, and achieve extreme mega-tasking with ease.

Based on the 32nm "Piledriver" architecture, the AMD FX-9590 is fully unlocked for easy overclocking, and paves the way for enthusiasts to enjoy higher CPU speeds and related performance gains*. AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology dynamically optimizes performance across CPU cores, and enables maximum computing for the most intensive workloads.

Dive into pure core performance, and feel and enjoy unmatched multitasking and extreme responsiveness.

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).

  • newegg AMD Turbo CORE Technology The AMD FX Processors come equipped with AMD Turbo CORE Technology. AMD Turbo CORE Technology is a performance boosting technology that helps increase performance on the applications that need it the most.
  • newegg New Instruction Capabilities AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions) increase parallelism tailored for scientific and 3D applications that use heavy floating point calculations. FMA4 and XOP - Floating Point Vector Multiply - Accumulate improves throughput and performance on many vector functions (integer and floating point). AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) noticeably increases performance on the latest encryption applications like TrueCrypt and benchmarks like PCMark.
  • newegg AMD Balanced Smart Cache Shared L3 cache (up to 8MB), improved scheduling and pre-fetch capabilities, 64-ways (16-ways/sub-cache), increased data queue sizes, and coherency for eight-cores.
  • newegg HyperTransport Technology One 16-bit link at up to 5600MTps, up to 8.0GBps HyperTransport I/O bandwidth, up to 16GBps in HyperTransport Generation 3.0 mode, and up to 37GBps total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth (HyperTransport bus + memory bus). Benefit: Quick access times to system I/O for better performance.
  • newegg Integrated DRAM Controller with AMD Memory Optimizer Technology A high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller, supports up to DDR3-1866, supports new low voltage memories of 1.35V and 1.2V, up to 29.9GBps memory bandwidth for DDR3, new pre-fetcher improvements, and direct communications to each core in the dual-core module (APIC registers in each core). Benefit: Optimized memory controller to feed more cores.
  • newegg AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) Technology with IOMMU Silicon feature-set enhancements are designed to improve the performance, reliability, and security of existing and future virtualization environments by allowing virtualized applications with direct and rapid access to their allocated memory. IOMMU is an extension to AMD64 architecture to support address translation and access protection on DMA transfers. An array of security options delivers the maximum protection for user-level applications and virtual machine guest operating systems, including address translation and access control, device isolation, device assignment in virtualized systems, security and trusted boot support, and unified interrupt management.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • David T.
  • 8/1/2014 8:47:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorked well while i used it

Pros: Handles things very well, including ridiculous multi-tasking requirements. I have had no issues with this product at all

Cons: as far as this chip goes, it's a fantastic piece of equipment for the price.

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  • Matthew H.
  • 7/27/2014 7:06:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSarah K.

Pros: YES sarah K any water cooler will do the trick Plus you got to consider what type of motherboard you got as well ! got with the asus motherboard or any high type board for that matter

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: i love it

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  • Aaron S.
  • 7/25/2014 7:50:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: very fast and is highly overclockable

Cons: like all AMD processors struggle on single threaded apps

Other Thoughts: 20-30C Idle <60C under 100% load with a Corsair H60 with push, pull pair of sp120

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  • Adam E.
  • 7/21/2014 10:09:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpgrade from Phenom 1100T

Pros: Fastest AMD processor you can currently buy, roughly equivalent to an i7-3770K as far as performance goes.

Cons: Can't seem to overclock. This problem is twofold in my case. The ASUS Sabertooth R2 either suffers from significant voltage droop under full load, or ridiculously high thermals. Can't seem to strike a balance between the two.

Other Thoughts: Doesn't need water cooling, currently using a Noctua NH-D14. Idles at 30°C, tops out at 62°C after running prime95 for 8 hours (Assuming ASUS' AI Suite thermal measurements are correct, AMD Overdrive shows 20°C thermal overhead after 8 hours of prime).

Can be had for $270 if you are patient and wait for the deals.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/16/2014 9:40:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs  for those of you that have stability issues

Pros: This CPU is a beast. Combined with gigabyte 990-fxa mobo, cooler master 812, 32 gb crucial ballistix low pro(4x8gb) this my second review as I hate when people post unusable info which could bring amd potential buyers. If you bought this CPU you should know this - your motherboards VRM has to support 220w CPUs. If you get any motherboard that is dirt cheap you will regret buying this CPU. There are only 3 Mobos on the market that support 9590. So research it and then talk about what you could or should have bought(ex. 8350, intel blah blah). Coming from phenom x6 I can tell you that this thing renders video at least 3 times faster. Blu-Ray renders almost as fast as watching the footage. Temps with my air cooler never reach 45c. So please talk about facts that you know aren't your building experience faults.

Cons: Could have been 380w. Like some overclocked intels reach. C'mon you know you've seen the actual test results on the web of similarly clocked intels.

Other Thoughts: Bought this beast on Black Friday for 279.99. Can believe this is the first time it reached 259.99 since then.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/15/2014 1:30:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWork Horse!!

Pros: This CPU is a powerhouse! 220W and will run over 5ghz if cooling is properly setup. This CPU needs a good liquid cooler to stay comfy so I snagged a Corsair H100i Extreme ;)

Cons: None

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  • James W.
  • 7/15/2014 10:47:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad luck with the AMD FX-9590 cpu

Pros: None from my point of view.

Cons: Overheats easily! Altho Passmark gvies a 10.271 rating, the overheating problem demands caution in use thereof.

Other Thoughts: Might just be a bad cpu. I've built many pc's with Intel cpu's, and have never had an over heating problem; thus, I do not plan to ever purchase another AMD product.

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  • AJ M.
  • 7/11/2014 2:20:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMultitasking MUST HAVE!

Pros: FAST! At 4.7GHz there aren't too many things you can't do. Great for multitasking, seems to rarely (if ever) get locked up on usage.

Cons: Overclocking to 5.0GHz (Or more) can seem to be somewhat of a hassle in the cooling and voltage departments. Very much possible to do but you will definitely need to be experienced in those matters, it will take LOTS of tweaking to get it just right.

Other Thoughts: All around a great CPU. Be advised this CPU is not meant for BRUTE POWER (Ex. Gamers). As far as benchmarks go this CPU will perform great but it's not really for that, you'd get more from an Intel. This CPU is for the user that uses 4 or 5 performance hogging apps at a time. (Ex. Gaming, iTunes, steam apps, file downloads and uploads all at the same time)

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  • Sean M.
  • 7/9/2014 12:43:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Runs very well with an adequate cooler, has plenty of processing power for far less than an Intel equivalent (considering there is no consumer-grade Intel 8-core currently).

Cons: Some people want you to think it runs uncontrollably hot.

Other Thoughts: Computer specs:
AMD FX-9590
Corsair H80i
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
16 GB Ripjaws X 1866MHz
128 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
3 TB WD Black HDD
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC w/ ACX Cooler
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition
Corsair HX750

The CPU didn't get over 45C while running a Prime95 stress test.

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  • Craig K.
  • 7/8/2014 12:18:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAMD falsely advertised 5Ghz.

Pros: I would like to say something good about this 9590 CPU, I know I should but it is very hard with its out of box default turbo speed instability. I will say the previous generation top of the line AMD desktop chip 8350 was very reliable both in turbo and normal modes.

Cons: Will not run stable a 100% usage at default out of the box turbo setting. To get this CPU stable I had to turn off turbo making it not exceed 4.7Ghz . I use a fairly high end custom water-cooling system that is valued at more than three times the current price of the CPU. In my opinion this is simple not acceptable and is false advertisement as far as I can determine. If you are only a gamer or just a causal user / tester this might be a great CPU. It will boot up show you 5Ghz make you feel good about yourself however it is really a “placebo extra strength.” This chip will work most of the time just don’t put it under sustain 100% load.

I use three main computers in my home office extreme hobby / recreation. The three computers currently have the following three CPUs i7-990x, AMD 9590, and lastly a i7-4960x. I not an over-clocker anymore, I find as I get older both reliability and stability are more important to me than squeezing that extra 5 to 10% . This is why I buy the highest end manufacture certified clocked CPU at the time and live with it until I need to upgrade. Until recently in my AMD rig I used to have a 8350 CPU in a Asus Sabetooth 990FX GEN3 R2 and was very happy with the results of that CPU, it worked exactly as advertised. Other than enabling memory profile timings no other setting was required on the motherboard. When I got the 9590 back in March of 2014 I just turned it on ran very few tests and turned it off. Everything seemed to work great and I assumed this is the same modern quality from AMD that I have grown to respect. So no need to run a full battery of tests. One week ago I ran some compilation batch jobs for this first time on this 9590 and as a result I got to see some of the new blue screens of death in windows 8.1. The problem is when the CPU goes to 100% for any sustained length of time and my custom batch jobs will usually last for last 4 to 6 hours on the previous 8350 CPU. On the previous generation 8350 CPU after 6 hours the CPU would never get above 42C with my current CPU liquid cooling loop for this AMD system. The new 9590 idles at 40C and after 5 minutes of 100% use it then goes to 49C and after 7 minutes of use climbs to around 55C and about the 12 minute mark it starts to fail at 59C to 60C. I switched out three different water blocks in an attempt to reduce the temp but all three types seem to preform almost the same. I used 4 different types of TIM but settled back on Arctic Silver 5. I did a lot of research on this stability issue and many people report having temperatures much high than mine so then I thought it might be a power supply issue. However I have 2 higher end 1200 watt PSU used in parallel in this system and I hooked a multi-meter and oscilloscope to the power supply providing motherboard 12v just to see confirm that it was not a voltage, or ripple issue.

Other Thoughts: Then I thought I might have a bad motherboard, RAM, and or CPU issue. So I swapped components out with my buddy who has the same AMD 9590 purchased 3 months before mine. He uses it as his primary machine so I could not test with his computer for long. He uses a Gigabyte 990fx-ud7 motherboard and has a different brand of RAM as well. First before changing anything out I ran my batch job on his computer. Not a big surprise it too also failed but his went to 60C then blue screen and rebooted almost simultaneously to not build a crash file. Then for other test I moved my custom liquid cooling solution to his computer. I removed his all-in-one AMD OEM water cooler I think it is a Corsair rebranded, after moving my cooling system to his computer we got the same results. Lastly I turned off the ability for my computer to go into “turbo” mode making the CPU not exceed 4.7Ghz, success it works perfectly 100% reliable batch jobs run 6hours and the CPU never exceed 51C. This is great except I did not buy a 4.7Ghz CPU I bought a 5Ghz CPU under turbo core mod.

The water cooling system for this AMD 9590 CPU has these components:
HX-CU1320V radiator with 8x delta 192CFM fans in push and pull configuration
1 liter Danger Den reservoir
Fluid = 80% distilled water, 18% propylene glycol, 1% Iodine, and 1% benzalkonium chloride
Tygon R-3400 ½”ID ¾ OD
Two pumps in push and pull configuration Swiftech MCP655-B
CPU block XSPC RayStrom Copper Edition

I believe my testing methods to be valid and this CPU cannot sustain 5Ghz for prolong lengths of time.

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