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AMD becomes the first to reach 5GHz with FX-9590 processor

By Shawn Knight ยท 165 replies
Jun 11, 2013
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  1. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    AMD CPUs are not as good for future-proofing as Intels' CPUs are. Game developers need the best possible hardware and they usually develop and build games on a Intel platform since it is superior. They usually rely on the community to report issues with AMD systems.
  2. MachineGod

    MachineGod TS Rookie

    I'm not sure what you base this assertion on. Developing on an Intel doesn't mean the game isn't gonna work well on an AMD. And for gaming, your GPU matters way more than your CPU. I tend to see a lot more compatibility issues occurring with Nvidia vs. AMD cards rather than CPUs.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yes, but in terms of future-proofing, Intels are just more optimized for long term than AMDs.
  4. MachineGod

    MachineGod TS Rookie

    Is there any evidence to that?
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

  6. In my opinion, Intel is much more universal CPU, they don't raise their Clocks only, but all the technology and performance, so they're way better.
  7. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,197   +592

    Depends on what your definition of "future proofing" is. AMDs fx 8 series contains 8 cores and is heavily dependent on multi-threading where as intels focuses on the power of a single core. Both architectures are aimed to accomplish different goals while solving the same issue. If programs continue focusing on using cores 0-3 (4 cores) rather than optimized to use all that's available efficiently, them the intel is a much better future proof processor. However if programs decided to start heavily adding multi-threading as their primary goal, then you would see the amd shine.

    Problem is, beyond a certain point, most programs do not benefit enough yet from encoding to use as many processors (or threads) available as a way to improve efficiency and focus on using up to 4 in most cases. So for the time being and what seems like even the near future (at least enough before most people would upgrade anyway) the intel i7 will hold up to the test of time the best (especially the 6 core variants) unless something drastically changes.
  8. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +629

    Check the weekend tech reading: Intel to release 8-core Haswell-E.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,496   +2,294

    Wow, just think how many FPS you could get on Hi-Def porn with one of those babies!
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  10. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,197   +592

    I saw that, sounds sexy, but were still waiting for Ivy Bridge-E. That's what im wanting to see first.
  11. CyrisPC

    CyrisPC TS Rookie

    I love how he says his 4.5GHZ 2600k beats this and you try to prove him wrong with a chart showing a stock one. learn more about this AMD vs. Intel battle. Intel has dominated the CPU market since the 70s its not gonna change. Intel makes money each time AMD makes a cheap because Intel owns the 386 instruction sets that are required by every CPU to be compatible with most OSes. Amd is cool if your being cheap but if you got more then $150 to spend on a CPU go towards Intel because past that price point an AMD is like shooting yourself in the foot. example my 3rd Gen i5 3570k OCed at 4.5Ghz blows everyAMD cheap on the market out of the water by leaps and bounds. ijs
  12. CyrisPC

    CyrisPC TS Rookie

    Who told you that intel cpus don't like other cards besides Intel. INTEL DOESN'T MAKE A DEDICATED GRAPHICS CARD. Intels like Nvidia Cards but still out perform AMDs when paired with an AMD GPU. Intel is just plan better and I was with AMD from 2000 until Feb. of this year so I'm really an AMD fan boy but in the quad core age they let everyone down.the main reason intel is better is because no one ever buys a gaming PC ONLY for gaming. it just doesn't happen, people such as myself and others build a "future proof" system with massive gaming capabilities because we like running benchmarks and decompression and installs are very slow on AMDs because they are low end even at the high end.
  13. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Well JC, if this is any indication, the FX-9350 ain't gonna be cheap- even taking into account the pre-order "new tax".

    Hey, at least it's cheaper than a i7 3970X :oops:
  14. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,215   +398

    If you are gonna put in facts make sure they are correct. its the x86 instruction set not 386 that was a processor in the late 80's.

    And during the Pentium 4 era you would have been stupid to not buy AMD they were producing the faster cpu's.

    It wasn't until Core2duo that intel got back on focus and its been intel at the top since 2006.

    The OP is obviously bias towards AMD but give them credit for a company their size they have put up a good fight while most other would have folded already.
  15. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    But it performs less than the $500 3930K. AMD fails again... a huge TDP/clock speed is not enough to conquer the king (Intel).
  16. FX needs between 6.3 GHz to 6.9 GHz to equal the single-threaded performance of a 3.9 GHz Core i7-4770K.

    The 4.2 GHz single-thread performance out of a FX equals that of a Core i3 running at 2.7 GHz to 2.8 Ghz.

    This 5.0 GHz FX-9590 is on par with a Core i3 or i5 running at 3.1 GHz to 3.2 GHz range in single-thread performance.

    SC2 runs horribly bad on any FX because the game engine is single-threaded. Whoever was the kid who said in the comments that Starcraft 2 was EZ on a FX should kill himself. I dare this kid to compare SC2 performance on a FX-9590 and Core i3-3250 running. I can bet for sure it will run better on the Core i3.

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