The AMD FX-9590 has 8 cores and 8 threads. Its base clock is at 4.7 GHz, its turbo clock goes up to 5.0 GHz. Its multiplier is unlocked, making it possible to overclock the processor easily.
Based on 38 benchmarks we rate its gaming performance level at 3.71/10. Compared to the alternatives it is a rather weak processor for games.
For regular application workloads, based on 19 benchmarks we rate its performance level at 2.79/10. It is one of the stronger processors for regular applications.
- Base Clock
- 4.7 GHz
- Turbo Clock
- 5.0 GHz
- Unlocked Multiplier
- L1 Cache
- L2 Cache
- L3 Cache
- 220 W
- Integrated graphics
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The AMD PileDriver architecture used on these FX series processors just can’t compete with what Intel has been releasing for more than half a decade now.
The high power consumption, the lack of a modern chipset, and the comparison to Intel CPUs in single threaded benchmarks are the main barriers to adoption.
The nagging truth though is that even as AMD's halo chips, they are still markedly lower performing against the current mid-range Haswell and Devil's Canyon chips