AMD’s FX-9590 Is The First “5GHz Processor”

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Advanced Micro Devices has announced a new product called the AMD FX-9590.  The FX-9590 is known as the first-ever commercially available 5GHz processor.  The FX-9590 was announced at the E3 conference in Los Angeles earlier this week.

The FX-9590 has 8 Piledriver cores so that it can reach the maximum frequency of 5GHz.  The FX-9590 uses the AM3+ package and is 17.5% faster than AMD’s existing top processor (known as the FX-8350).

“At E3 this week, AMD demonstrated why it is at the core of gaming. The new FX 5GHz processor is an emphatic performance statement to the most demanding gamers seeking ultra-high resolution experiences including AMD Eyefinity technology. This is another proud innovation for AMD in delivering the world’s first commercially available 5GHz processor,” stated AMD corporate vice president and general manager of the client products division Bernd Lienhard.

AMD is known for breaking processor speed records.  In 2000, AMD was the first company to hit a 1GHz speed and they built the first 64-bit processor.  AMD also created the first dual core and quad core processors, according to TheDroidGuy.

The FX-9590 will start shipping this summer.  Pricing of the FX-9590 is unknown.

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