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Liquid Cooled AMD FX-Series CPU Teased by AMD Insider

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An image has surfaced showing the packaging of a liquid-cooled FX-Series Processor.

Roy Taylor, AMD's VP of global channel sales, has tweeted that something new is coming. The tweet, which reads "Something New is Coming @AMDFX," came alongside the picture below.

We can see from this image that AMD will be coming out with a new FX-Series processor with water cooling. Which CPU this will be, when it will arrive, or any details beyond this, remain unknown.

There was a rumor on the streets a few weeks back that AMD was working on a new CPU geared at enthusiasts. Whether this is that CPU remains unknown, though it is certainly possible, as we know nothing about that CPU either. Unfortunately, the side of the box with the specifications cannot be read, but the packaging material looks like it might be big enough to house a 120 mm radiator. Of course, we would only expect it to be a 120 mm unit, as only that would be compatible with most cases.

Could these finally be the water-cooled Vishera processors we heard about a long time ago, possibly water cooled versions of the FX-9370 and FX-9590?

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    shardey , June 24, 2014 6:18 AM
    This only shows one thing, more heat is going to be produced.
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    shardey , June 24, 2014 6:18 AM
    This only shows one thing, more heat is going to be produced.
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    dwatterworth , June 24, 2014 6:25 AM
    Why not just cut the price and let the user decide which cooler to use? Seems like this small cooler would barely be able to handle the chip under full load.
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    voltagetoe , June 24, 2014 6:32 AM
    Now this is interesting if it's going to be silent and also low TDP (less than 125W). I'm afraid that the motive for watercooling has been overblown TDP (more than 140W). Rather frustrating if it's all just overoverclocked old chips...
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    leeb2013 , June 24, 2014 6:33 AM
    Don't the higher clocked fx cpus (4.8GHz etc) require liquid cooling anyway because of the huge power consumption and heat generated? So what's new with this?
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    voltagetoe , June 24, 2014 6:34 AM
    Now this is interesting if it's going to be silent and also low TDP (less than 125W). I'm afraid that the motive for watercooling has been overblown TDP (more than 140W). Rather frustrating if it's all just overoverclocked old chips...
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    iron8orn , June 24, 2014 6:41 AM
    Unless it is a 28nm FX at 125w i am not interested.. and if it was it would not need a liquid cooler.

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    bemused_fred , June 24, 2014 6:41 AM
    "water cooled versions of the FX-9370 and FX-9590"

    Didn't those chips need water-cooling anyway, just because of how hot they were? I mean the FFX 9590 was 220W FFS!
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    Amdlova , June 24, 2014 6:41 AM
    my last AMD processor Phenom II 965 i can't think on these FX lines. This is expensive and burn To hard. I compare FX line with the Pentium 805D Overclock like hell but Bring Down the temps and power to knees.
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    iron8orn , June 24, 2014 6:46 AM
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2193486/heterogeneous-architecture-parallel-proccessing-extented-instrution.html
    This is what AMD has put forth for true innovation and future advancement, even planning to defy moore's law.
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    Wisecracker , June 24, 2014 7:43 AM

    Now that the *FX* moniker has crossed 'architectures' a water-cooled FX Kaveri Steamroller APU with 512 Radeon cores would be spiffy.

    The FX-9xxx Piledrivers will run 4.7GHz at 1.36v at 280w system load. An i7 'Haswell' at the same clocks will blow past 200w, easy ...

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    wiinippongamer , June 24, 2014 8:02 AM
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    Now that the *FX* moniker has crossed 'architectures' a water-cooled FX Kaveri Steamroller APU with 512 Radeon cores would be spiffy.

    The FX-9xxx Piledrivers will run 4.7GHz at 1.36v at 280w system load. An i7 'Haswell' at the same clocks will blow past 200w, easy ...



    and be twice as fast per thread
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    iron8orn , June 24, 2014 8:05 AM
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    Now that the *FX* moniker has crossed 'architectures' a water-cooled FX Kaveri Steamroller APU with 512 Radeon cores would be spiffy.

    The FX-9xxx Piledrivers will run 4.7GHz at 1.36v at 280w system load. An i7 'Haswell' at the same clocks will blow past 200w, easy ...


    I could only imagine the raw power of a Steamroller FX with liquid cooling released at 5ghz
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    Wisecracker , June 24, 2014 8:05 AM
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    and be twice as fast per thread


    Which means absolutely nothing in a highly multi-threaded environment, which is the purpose of an 8 integer core FX processor.

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    iron8orn , June 24, 2014 8:07 AM
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    and be twice as fast per thread


    Which means absolutely nothing in a highly multi-threaded environment, which is the purpose of an 8 integer core FX processor.


    I think it means alot.. i mean more performance per ghz with less power consumption.
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    chaosmassive , June 24, 2014 8:18 AM
    if only and only AMD able to cut down its tdp, im pretty sure many ppl will love it..
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    mamasan2000 , June 24, 2014 8:40 AM
    It is clearly an ad for laptops you can bring with you to the beach and into the water.
    Clearly...

    Water too cold? Bring an AMD!
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    Rookie_MIB , June 24, 2014 8:41 AM
    I'm wondering if they're trying to get somewhat of a lock in the high performance department. They released the R9-295X2 with factory watercooling, and it has proven to be extremely fast and very quiet. Match it up with a watercooled FX processor and hopefully get more of the same.

    That being said, I'd love to see this applied to (as mentioned) a very highly clocked APU. One of the big problems with the APU's is the heat generated by both the CPU and the GPU tends to drop clocks for BOTH units. So - having a nice watercooler could certainly enable getting some extra thermal headroom for them.
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    universal remonster , June 24, 2014 9:00 AM
    it has already been reported that it is the 9590 refresh to try and answer the Devil's Canyon release. This time it will include the AOI cooler for only $40 more than the chip only version. Piledriver cores, 4.7ghz, turbos to 5ghz.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/202388/amd-to-launch-fx-9590-refresh-package.html
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    Traciatim , June 24, 2014 9:06 AM
    . . . and yet it will still be unable to best some i3's and most i5's in the majority gaming benchmarks. Come on AMD, if only to get Intel back on the performance pumping CPU launches rather than this wimpy energy efficiency crap of the last few cycles.
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    iron8orn , June 24, 2014 9:07 AM
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    if only and only AMD able to cut down its tdp, im pretty sure many ppl will love it..


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    it has already been reported that it is the 9590 refresh to try and answer the Devil's Canyon release.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/202388/amd-to-launch-fx-9590-refresh-package.html


    It dont think it has anything to do with trying to answer Intel devil's canyon.. you cant even really compare the chips.
    It is just AMD doing what they should have done in the first place... give you a decent cooler that can handle a couple extra 100mhz.
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