Report: AMD FX-9590 Last Breed of AMD FX CPU?

A report from VR-Zone says something grim: The FX-9590 might be the last FX-series CPU that AMD has planned, possibly indicating that the FX-series CPUs is at the end of the line.

On the other hand, the report doesn't carry any images of roadmaps that indicate this, so it might be a false statement. That said, considering that the 5.0 GHz FX-9590 CPU didn't perform particularly spectacularly against its competitors, it shouldn't be too surprising that AMD might be shifting its focus elsewhere.

When we contacted AMD to verify the validity of the rumor, all we got back was a pretty standard "no comment" on products beyond the current public roadmap. For now, this one is staying on rumor territory.

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  • jk_ventolero
    The FX-series processors weren't really that bad. While they didn't really compete with the very high-end spectrum, they at least were able to compete with Intel at their respective price points. But if a shift of focus would allow AMD to compete even better with Intel and drive prices down, then I'm all for it.
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  • Anonymous
    If Steamroller is indeed better, it is likely that AMD's sales/marketing thought it better to distance itself from the marred FX brand. In the end, I don't care if it called FX or Pink Elephant, as long as it delivers something better compared the previous CPU gen and its competition.
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  • jk_ventolero
    The FX-series processors weren't really that bad. While they didn't really compete with the very high-end spectrum, they at least were able to compete with Intel at their respective price points. But if a shift of focus would allow AMD to compete even better with Intel and drive prices down, then I'm all for it.
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  • sarinaide
    FX 9590 is a great chip for those with LN2 pots ready to stretch its legs, since Toms and other online review sites are not focused on "overclocking" they would not know these things that said soon enough you will see full core records being smashed.
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  • Martell1977
    I think AMD and the FX series is/was a victim of their own hype. Because Bulldozer was so late to launch the fanboys hyped it to amazing levels. It was beyond wishful thinking, I remember reading how BD was an Intel killer, etc. AMD should have tried harder to curb it as much as possible.

    I give credit to AMD for an interesting approach in the architecture and it is getting better. Price/Performance is pretty good for the most part. The top end is still all Intel.

    I think that moving away from the FX moniker is a good idea as the shadow of unmet performance for what was hyped from BD is likely hurting sales and still influencing some peoples advise. Plus, they need a better CPU naming scheme. It works for GPUs but the CPU scheme filled up fast.
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