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First Pre-Built Desktop With AMD's $900 FX-9590 Spotted

Recently, we started hearing about a 5.0 GHz CPU from AMD, which was supposed to come with a price tag of about $900. The AMD FX-9590 is a 32 nm Vishera silicon, with eight processing cores, a base clock speed of 4.8 GHz and a turbo clock speed of 5.0 GHz. That said, while it might be priced at $900, you cannot actually buy it, as it seems that it's only available to OEMs.

Now though, the CPU has actually shown up in a pre-built computer. Manufacturer Mouse Computer from Japan has crafted the Masterpiece a1500BA1, and it is a very generously equipped PC. The Masterpiece a1500BA1 features the FX-9590 processor, an MSI 9990FXA-GD80 motherboard that hasn't been announced yet, and a re-branded Radeon HD 7990, listed as an HD8990. Memory is taken care of by 16 GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3 memory, and storage by a 3 TB hard drive paired with a 256 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD. The 220 W TDP of the AMD FX-9590 is dissipated by the Cooler Master Seidon 120XL liquid cooler. Power comes from an unnamed 1200 W 80 Plus Gold PSU.

Mouse Computer's Masterpiece a1500BA1 is listed with a price of ¥449,800, which translates to roughly USD 4,500.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • Azn Cracker
    so its pretty much a rebadged cpu selling for $900?
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  • Azn Cracker
    so its pretty much a rebadged cpu selling for $900?
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  • smeezekitty
    Excessively overclocked, overpriced, excessive-TDP unavailable CPU. Sounds great.
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  • buzznut
    Actually I'd love to get my hands on one o those chips, so I could see if there's any headroom. I'd do a crazy mod with it!!!
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  • SteelCity1981
    stupid and for under 180 dollars you can get an fx 8320, get a liquid cooling kit and do the same thing.
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  • halcyon
    ...but is it any faster than a Celeron?
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  • Bloob
    It's sad how nowadays, I am not at all interested about AMD non-APU CPU news.
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  • rostrow416
    Lol to whoever pays the premium for this. I see it at half the price after both people actually blow 4500 on it. I've always favored amd but let's be realistic.
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  • rolli59
    Cant be many buyers with a price tag like that.
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  • CaptainTom
    At $300-$500 this would have been interesting as AMD's version of the monster cpu. But at $900 it is a joke... And it will probably make them a lot of money with OEM's so at least that is good because god knows they need it...
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