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Report: AMD FX-9000 Series CPUs Priced

By - Source: CPU World | B 48 comments

Some pricing information has surfaced regarding AMD's upcoming FX-9000 series CPUs, and they are expensive.

Last week we saw AMD releasing two FX-9000 series processors, one of which would run up to a staggering 5.0 GHz, the FX-9590. The other chip, the FX-9370, would run at speeds up to 4.7 GHz. Both of the chips are also said to have a whopping TDP of around 220 W. The chips would also have base clock speeds of 4.7 GHz and 4.4 GHz for the FX-9590 and the FX-9370, respectively.

Now, though, some more information has surfaced regarding the chip's pricing. CPU-World claims that the FX-9590 was listed at PCSuperStore for a hefty $920.31, and the FX-9370 was listed for $576.27. Both of the chips would come as boxed versions, though would not include cooling equipment. This shouldn't come as a surprise considering that the standard boxed cooler that AMD provides was only designed to cool (presumably) CPUs with a TDP of up to 125 W.

Do note, though, that AMD has yet to release any official word on pricing, and that at the time of writing the listings have already been taken down. AMD did mention that the chips would be coming out sometime this summer for system integrators. Sadly, it is possible that the chips won't even be available directly through retail channels.

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    Benthon , June 19, 2013 2:06 PM
    Sadly? Only a few people would buy an 8350 that's been overclocked for 5x the price. This is more pointless than the $1000 intel processors.
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    Azn Cracker , June 19, 2013 2:10 PM
    they better be hella fast
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    bjaminnyc , June 19, 2013 2:18 PM
    AMD typically does very well in price v performance. It would be pretty exciting if the 9000 series actually held their own in their respective price ranges.
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    Senor Kalyan , June 19, 2013 2:33 PM
    howwww????
    who even makes a socket with a 220Watt tpd????
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    acadia11 , June 19, 2013 2:40 PM
    Yeah, so, can I see some benchmarks?
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    acadia11 , June 19, 2013 2:40 PM
    Yeah, so, can I see some benchmarks?
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    slomo4sho , June 19, 2013 2:42 PM
    Unless there are architectural changes in these chips, there really isn't any logic in charging a hundreds of dollars for a factory overclock.

    Also, inflated retail prices do not mean that these prices are true to the MSRP of these chips.
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    apache_lives , June 19, 2013 3:21 PM
    The VRM on the motherboards better be solid to keep these babys running
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    computertech82 , June 19, 2013 3:26 PM
    Or in other words....extremely OVERCLOCKED older cpus.
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    PedanticNo1 , June 19, 2013 3:32 PM
    So, the best binned chips with a hefty factory overclock. I don't want to go Intel for my next build . . . but it's a bit difficult to say no to superior performance and energy efficiency with what is, realistically, only a small premium (for the mainstream lines, not E, i7, etc.)

    That TDP is insane, though. I find it difficult to believe even enthusiasts would find that acceptable.
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    Larry Bob , June 19, 2013 3:38 PM
    Uhm, what kind of cooler can handle a 220w TDP?
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    cyan1d3 , June 19, 2013 3:44 PM
    These prices are bogus, these chips will fall between $200-$300. The FX8350 can be had for $200, slap a $100 closed loop water cooling and you have your 5ghz.
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    halcyon , June 19, 2013 4:00 PM
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    Uhm, what kind of cooler can handle a 220w TDP?


    Oh...liquid nitrogen pots. Not terribly practical (from my POV) but its there. Lol.
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    wiinippongamer , June 19, 2013 4:06 PM
    They've gone full retard.
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    hotroderx , June 19, 2013 4:08 PM
    What the heck is wrong with AMD???? What are they even thinking anymore? There entire claim to fame is there lower prices with high performance. Why would someone pick this over a Intel Extreme? There almost the same exact price and the Intel has a proven track record. AMD should have released this thing in the 250-400 dollar range. Make it a alternative to Intel's I5 midrange performance chips. Then they could have wiped the floor with Intel. Instead they have this over priced chip to compete with Intel who sadly dominates the chip market right now.
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    hotroderx , June 19, 2013 4:09 PM
    What the heck is wrong with AMD???? What are they even thinking anymore? There entire claim to fame is there lower prices with high performance. Why would someone pick this over a Intel Extreme? There almost the same exact price and the Intel has a proven track record. AMD should have released this thing in the 250-400 dollar range. Make it a alternative to Intel's I5 midrange performance chips. Then they could have wiped the floor with Intel. Instead they have this over priced chip to compete with Intel who sadly dominates the chip market right now.
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    Amdlova , June 19, 2013 4:14 PM
    look i got 3 kg air cooler to run this cpu and 12.000 btu air to keep my room with suficient temps to make me cool... less than 60Âșc :)  or i will die!
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    nebun , June 19, 2013 5:21 PM
    you have got to be kidding me....I really love my pair of AMD 7970 OC edition....but this is stupidity....220w, really????
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    eastyy , June 19, 2013 5:41 PM
    ouch that price really hurts cannot say who this would be for a high power using cpu probably running quite hot and probably just a small amount of performance increase from the previous piledriver processors for a lot more money

    If the price is not right though and a lot cheaper then i may be tempted but even then the tdp may make me thinkg

    I think i may have to replace my AM3+ motherboard now
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    slyu9213 , June 19, 2013 5:51 PM
    At that price I would likely buy a LGA 2011 i7 6-Core. 220W, and that kind of pricing is ridiculous. If benchmarks show that it beats i7's then great but I would rather get an 8XXX Series FX and overclock it myself.
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