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ASRock 990FX Extreme9 Mobo Supports AMD FX-9000 CPUs

ASRock has announced that its 990FX Extreme9 motherboard has met the minimum system requirements for AMD’s FX-9000 series CPUs, and it is capable of handling the “overwhelming power and heat” generated by the 5 GHz processors.

To demonstrate this, ASRock put together and benchmarked a test system that included both an AMD FX-8350 and FX-9590 processor, 16 GB of DDR3-1886 RAM, a PowerColor Radeon HD 7990, a Corsair H100 liquid cooler, and a Seasonic 1000W Platinum PSU. The system reached a score of 8.55 on Cinebench R11.5, 18,894 points on PC Mark, and 38,038 on 3DMark Vantage’s performance benchmark.

Further information is available at the source linked above and at the motherboard’s product page.

  • slomo4sho
    A 1200W PSU is the minimum requirement for a factor overclocked FX-8350? This is just absurd. Did AMD not think this through prior to submitting such absurdities as "minimum requirements?
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  • dextermat
    I hope their are good warranties on them. Else, I smell something burning :p
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  • silverblue
    What an amusing page. AMD's minimum recommended graphics card for the 9590 is the 7990, despite the fact that Piledriver, even at 5GHz, will still limit it. Their benches do show a decent increase in performance over the 8350 but no indication of how much power is being used. Super PI should never be used without the Stilt's x87 patch, if it's to be used at all.
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  • bjaminnyc
    If nothing else you have to admit the 9xxx chips are intriguing. AMD released an expensive limited availability power hungry aggressively overclocked part. Might not be as fast as some of the Intel chips but far more interesting to talk about.
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  • bjaminnyc
    If nothing else you have to admit the 9xxx chips are intriguing. AMD released an expensive limited availability power hungry aggressively overclocked part. Might not be as fast as some of the Intel chips but far more interesting to talk about.
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  • SkateZilla
    i run 5.15GHz on my 8350 w/ a 800w PSU and 1460mv....

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  • tomfreak
    they would have do it better on Radeon 7970 @ 1-3GHz-1.5GHz than this garbage cpu.
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  • sarinaide
    11255532 said:
    A 1200W PSU is the minimum requirement for a factor overclocked FX-8350? This is just absurd. Did AMD not think this through prior to submitting such absurdities as "minimum requirements?

    The HD7990 needs about 700W under load, the FX9590 needs around 300W under load so yes a 1200W for an enthusiast machine is rather the norm today. Since this is an enthusiast build the costs are irrelevent as it is designed for a specific class of person, one not being yourself evidently.

    11255890 said:
    What an amusing page. AMD's minimum recommended graphics card for the 9590 is the 7990, despite the fact that Piledriver, even at 5GHz, will still limit it. Their benches do show a decent increase in performance over the 8350 but no indication of how much power is being used. Super PI should never be used without the Stilt's x87 patch, if it's to be used at all.

    This is a pre build enthusisast machine, why would you not want to throw the expensive equimpent into it? It is the requirements the builder finds optimal for maximum performance so the hardware is reflective of the fact that this is a pure enthusiasts build.

    Benches questionable or not show the FX9590 competitive witht the 3930K in gaming so that rules out the bottleneck suggestion and ultimately they run whatever bench suite they want to. I don't understand why SuperPi is not allowed, its synthetic so has no real world application but then neither does cinebench, 3Dmark, maxmem etc etc its almost like you have a negitive attitude about AMD and that is biasing your point of view. So they used the stilts fix which removes the limiting microdes in SuperPI against all AMD CPU's, this is not a cheat it is proof that there may be plenty synthetics that actually are hamstringing AMD parts through microcodes, makes you wonder doesn't it.

    11257451 said:
    they would have do it better on Radeon 7970 @ 1-3GHz-1.5GHz than this garbage cpu.

    You know what else is garbage?,.... your opinion.

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  • tajisi
    In any case I don't see the point. By the time you buy the equipment necessary to power this CPU and accessories, while factoring in the heat this thing will throw out... perhaps it would be better to buy an Intel chip that uses less power.

    We're seeing the AMD version of Netburst and it's not pretty. They've started going back in the wrong direction with these chips.

    Hostile much over a CPU, Sarinaide? :) It's one thing to state facts, but please hold off from directly attacking other users because you don't like Intel.
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  • xerxces
    I hate article Nazis. Opinions are like ass holes, everyone has one. To the dude trying to one up everyone, your opinion is the one we could care less about. People come to Toms for the good atmosphere and people like you just take up space.
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