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Liquid Cooled AMD FX-Series CPU Teased by AMD Insider

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

  • shardey
    This only shows one thing, more heat is going to be produced.
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  • dwatterworth
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    "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
    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
    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
    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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