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Report: AMD Readying FX-8770 and FX-9000 CPUs

By - Source: Sweclockers | B 92 comments

According to Sweclockers, AMD’s upcoming FX-8770 and FX-9000 CPUs will be based on the Piledriver architecture and feature a 220 W TDP.

Sweclockers has reported that AMD is readying two new “Vishera” processors, the FX-8770 and FX-9000 which, like their predecessors, feature an AM3+ socket, 32 nm lithography and are based on the Piledriver x86 architecture.

What sets these two CPUs apart is the astounding TDP of 220 W and the FX-9000’s clock rate of 4.8 GHz / 5.0 GHz (base / turbo). This will necessitate some “interesting” cooling solutions and seems set to grant the FX-9000 the distinction of being the highest clocked stock processor.

Processor

AMD FX-8350

AMD FX-8770

AMD FX-9000

Architecture

Piledriver

Piledriver

Piledriver

Family

Vishera

Vishera

Vishera

Manufacturer

32 nm SOI HKMG

32 nm SOI HKMG

32 nm SOI HKMG

Cores

8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)

8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)

8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)

CPU Clock Base

4.0 GHz

Unknown

4.8 GHz

CPU Turbo Core

4.2 GHz

Unknown

5.0 GHz

L2 cache

4 x 2 MB

4 x 2 MB

4 x 2 MB

L3 cache

8 MB

8 MB

8 MB

Max. DDR3

1866 MHz

1866 MHz

1866 MHz

TDP

125 W

220 W

220 W

Socket

AM3+

AM3+

AM3+

AMD has yet to provide any official comment on the report, but we expect further details to be available at Computex 2013, which takes place from June 4 to June 8, 2013.

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    zooted , June 3, 2013 6:03 PM
    Wow, that is a ridiculous tdp.
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    vmem , June 3, 2013 7:07 PM
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    FX 9000 breaks their naming scheme, the first number is the number of cores, so FX-9000 would have 9 cores/4.5 modules? Sounds like BS to me.


    those 8 cores were overvolted so hard they had an orgy and squeezed out a baby :ouch: 

    there, I explained it ;) 

  • 25 Hide
    kenyee , June 3, 2013 6:11 PM
    Just so you can have something to keep you warm on those cold winter nights :-)
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  • 37 Hide
    zooted , June 3, 2013 6:03 PM
    Wow, that is a ridiculous tdp.
  • 13 Hide
    InvalidError , June 3, 2013 6:06 PM
    That reminds me of all those P4 space-heating jokes from ~10 years ago... except AMD beats Intel by 95W on this round.
  • 3 Hide
    southernshark , June 3, 2013 6:08 PM
    Ha. I want one. But in the next "Driver". :D 
  • 25 Hide
    kenyee , June 3, 2013 6:11 PM
    Just so you can have something to keep you warm on those cold winter nights :-)
  • 9 Hide
    zeek the geek , June 3, 2013 6:12 PM
    Prepare for a heatsink with copper pipes, this baby is gonna take off for cooling.
  • 5 Hide
    tigger888 , June 3, 2013 6:14 PM
    Did a little looking around, turns out this might not be a late april 1'st. apparantly it might even outperform the 4770. (at a significant power handicap)
  • 15 Hide
    vmem , June 3, 2013 6:24 PM
    hmm, it's interesting to see a desktop chip throw performance per watt to the wind and shoot straight for raw power to target extreme enthusiasts.
    if this can somehow match i5 stock performance, then good for AMD. I'm excited to see reviews. it should at least prompt Intel to be less lazy about desktop performance
  • 15 Hide
    ronch79 , June 3, 2013 6:27 PM
    No doubt AMD is doing this to fend off Haswell until their Steamroller cores are ready. Regardless, I think this is such a ridiculous product, obviously just an overclocked Vishera chip with the ridiculous TDP to boot. As if the FX-8350's TDP wasn't high enough, AMD wants to increase it even more. And, no doubt this will command a nice premium. Heck, just get an FX-8350 and run it at 4.8GHz, which a lot of folks seem to reach with a proper motherboard (and yes, I bet this will also require a good mobo to work with, so just get an FX-8350). Btw, I love AMD but I'll still criticize them if I think they're doing something stupid.
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    vmem , June 3, 2013 6:27 PM
    Quote:
    Did a little looking around, turns out this might not be a late april 1'st. apparantly it might even outperform the 4770. (at a significant power handicap)


    honestly for those with custom liquid loops (I'm looking to start one up again this year :)  ), a little extra on the TDP and the all american power cost of something like $0.10 per kiloWatt hr, a power handicap is the last thing on my mind :p 
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    vmem , June 3, 2013 6:30 PM
    Quote:
    No doubt AMD is doing this to fend off Haswell until their Steamroller cores are ready. Regardless, I think this is such a ridiculous product, obviously just an overclocked Vishera chip with the ridiculous TDP to boot. As if the FX-8350's TDP wasn't high enough, AMD wants to increase it even more. And, no doubt this will command a nice premium. Heck, just get an FX-8350 and run it at 4.8GHz, which a lot of folks seem to reach with a proper motherboard (and yes, I bet this will also require a good mobo to work with, so just get an FX-8350). Btw, I love AMD but I'll still criticize them if I think they're doing something stupid.


    I think it's literally a cherry picked FX-8350. and as much as I want to criticize AMD, they're finally thinking like Intel and their i7 3970K release. it sounds retarded, but they'll make some decent extra cash off of it. AMD's a business just like any other, and it's interesting to see them finally act like one for once

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    amuffin , June 3, 2013 6:36 PM
    Wow that TDP!
    Almost over 9000 for the naming scheme though...
  • 4 Hide
    Pinhedd , June 3, 2013 6:37 PM
    220 watts? Holy crap!
    My 3960x draws 220 watts under Intel Burn Test conditions at 4.5Ghz
  • 15 Hide
    adgjlsfhk , June 3, 2013 6:42 PM
    AMD should make a mobile version of this. They could win a world record for laptop with worst battery life ever :D 
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    gsxrme , June 3, 2013 6:47 PM
    Nothing more than a factory OC AMD FX-8350 out of the box. AMD FX-8350 with the right cooling can hit 5Ghz no problem. It might match intels 4770k factory but the FX-9000 has no head room to overclock at all. the 4770k has a lot of head room.
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    opmopadop , June 3, 2013 6:48 PM
    You build it, they will come!
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    shikamaru31789 , June 3, 2013 7:00 PM
    AMD is certainly cooking up something for Computex, they hinted as much on their Facebook page a few days ago. Some think it's retail HD 8000 series GPU's to counter Nvidia's recent 700 series, but some leaks have suggested that they're skipping a refresh and going straight to 9000 branding on new architecture in Q4. Desktop Richland APU's are expected to come sometime in June last I checked, but AMD's Facebook hint sounded like something more major for Gamers then Richland, which is a very minor refresh of Trinity, probably only allowing most games to be played on low/medium. There have been some previous rumors of new Vishera CPU's coming this summer, utilizing the same upgrades to Piledriver as Richland, but I'm not so sure that this leak has actual details on those new Vishera 2.0 chips. FX 9000 breaks AMD's naming scheme, the first number is the number of cores, so FX-9000 would have 9 cores/4.5 modules? And that TDP sounds way too high, does an overclocked 8350 at 4.8 ghz even use anywhere near that much power? Sounds made up to me.
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    vmem , June 3, 2013 7:07 PM
    Quote:
    FX 9000 breaks their naming scheme, the first number is the number of cores, so FX-9000 would have 9 cores/4.5 modules? Sounds like BS to me.


    those 8 cores were overvolted so hard they had an orgy and squeezed out a baby :ouch: 

    there, I explained it ;) 

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    iknowhowtofixit , June 3, 2013 7:10 PM
    Please report more fact-less garbage.
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    smeezekitty , June 3, 2013 7:17 PM
    220w? Holy crap. AMD really needs to work on the TDP.
    Most people want CPUs, not heaters.
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    frank the tank , June 3, 2013 7:20 PM
    build a system around an FX 9000 and some GTX480's (remember those things?) and a LEPA G1600 and you can heat your house at the same time! seriously 220W TDP?! that is just insane. I am a fan of AMD but holy crow i don't think there are many boards that can support such a high TDP. I was thinking that this was an announcement for the new Steamroller Architecture.
    Maybe Tom's should get one for testing heat sinks
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