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

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.

ProcessorAMD FX-8350AMD FX-8770AMD FX-9000
ArchitecturePiledriverPiledriverPiledriver
FamilyVisheraVisheraVishera
Manufacturer32 nm SOI HKMG32 nm SOI HKMG32 nm SOI HKMG
Cores8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)8 pcs. (4 pcs. Modules)
CPU Clock Base4.0 GHzUnknown4.8 GHz
CPU Turbo Core4.2 GHzUnknown5.0 GHz
L2 cache4 x 2 MB4 x 2 MB4 x 2 MB
L3 cache8 MB8 MB8 MB
Max. DDR31866 MHz1866 MHz1866 MHz
TDP125 W220 W220 W
SocketAM3+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.

  • zooted
    Wow, that is a ridiculous tdp.
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  • InvalidError
    That reminds me of all those P4 space-heating jokes from ~10 years ago... except AMD beats Intel by 95W on this round.
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  • southernshark
    Ha. I want one. But in the next "Driver". :D
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  • kenyee
    Just so you can have something to keep you warm on those cold winter nights :-)
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  • zeek the geek
    Prepare for a heatsink with copper pipes, this baby is gonna take off for cooling.
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  • tigger888
    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)
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  • vmem
    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
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  • ronch79
    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
    10909691 said:
    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
    10909753 said:
    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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