quote: It just makes 0 business sense to make a 220w tier when there is little to no demand for it.
quote: Today at E3 AMD announced their latest CPUs, the FX-9590 and FX-9370. Similar to what we’re seeing with Richland vs. Trinity, AMD is incrementing the series number to 9000 while sticking with the existing Piledriver architecture. These chips are the result of tuning and binning on GlobalFoundries’ 32nm SOI process, though the latest jump from the existing FX-8350 is nonetheless quite impressive. The FX-8350 had a base clock of 4.0GHz with a maximum Turbo Core clock of 4.2GHz; the FX-9590 in contrast has a maximum Turbo clock of 5GHz and the FX-9370 tops out at 4.7GHz. We’ve asked AMD for details on the base clocks for the new parts, but so far have not yet received a response; we're also missing details on TDP, cache size, etc. but those will likely be the same as the FX-8350/8320 (i.e. 4x2MB L2, 8MB L3, 125W TDP).
quote: we're also missing details on TDP, cache size, etc. but those will likely be the same as the FX-8350/8320 (at least for everything but TDP).
quote: All it has right now is a 4-core
quote: Are you talking about this new chip because it's 8 core.
quote: Then I looked at AMD's "counter-attack", and the only conclusion I can come up with is, "AMD, that's the best you can muster today?"
quote: ...my take away from this release is at least they are not conceding the high-end market completely to Intel.
quote: If you use threaded programs that can work on linux, you are FAR BETTER OFF getting a piledriver, overclocking it and than using linux. It will be faster than anything in its price range, i believe it beats an overclocked 2600k (the extra Mhz over ivy/haswell makes it faster overall i believe).