Average Bench: 62.3% (150th of 956)

Based on 5,308 user benchmarks.  Devices: 178BFBFF00600F20, 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-9590 Eight-Core Processor

AMD released the FX-9590 back in July 2013 but it's not until recently that these processors have started hitting the shelves and even now prices are still extremely high. This is the first mainstream 5GHz processor but clock speed isn't the key performance indicator it once was. Comparing the 9590 to the 8350 shows that the 9590 has 16% better overall performance which is almost exactly in line with its base clock increase from 4.0 to 4.7 GHz. Despite this performance boost the 9590 still lags Intel's most recent 4770K Haswell processor by 26% and that's despite the AMD's 27% higher base clock. In terms of relative performance the AMD's strong point is Integer processing where it has 8 processing units vs just four (one per core) in the 4770K. Overall, especially at current prices, the 9590 doesn't represent good value for money. [Jan '14 CPUPro]

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Above average average bench

The AMD FX-9590 averaged 37.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 563Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 534Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-9590 is just 17.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-9590 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 270Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 76Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,308 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.1 SC Int 93.4 103
64 SC Float 76 85
71.6 SC Mixed 83.9 91.2
67.6% 84.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
276 QC Int 332 381
217 QC Float 270 318
250 QC Mixed 304 347
68.6% 302 Pts
Min Avg Max
443 MC Int 563 610
338 MC Float 453 520
404 MC Mixed 534 597
77.9% 517 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 77
SC Mixed 86.7
70% 88 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 326
74% 327 Pts
MC Int 594
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 552
81% 535 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 80
SC Mixed 89.7
73% 90.9 Pts
QC Int 345
QC Float 265
QC Mixed 310
70% 307 Pts
MC Int 595
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 555
81% 538 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.7
SC Float 79.5
SC Mixed 88.5
71% 89.2 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 264
QC Mixed 304
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 597
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 557
81% 540 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.1
SC Float 75.5
SC Mixed 84.3
68% 85 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 275
QC Mixed 303
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 567
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 550
79% 524 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.1
SC Float 74.5
SC Mixed 83.8
68% 84.5 Pts
QC Int 324
QC Float 253
QC Mixed 290
66% 289 Pts
MC Int 568
MC Float 441
MC Mixed 520
77% 510 Pts
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Desktop 59%
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Workstation 48%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $881

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AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor...

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6 hrs ago.

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More cache, 8 cores, cheaper MB, have 20+ applications open still fast.—Sep '14

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Great multithreaded performance, but at 220W, this chip is a beast. I like this chip, but Intel's chips are considerably more efficient in terms of power consumption.—Oct '14

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I heard mixed reviews of the 9590, but when prices dropped picked on up and my MB already supported it. It has worked great, rock solid for me in ASrock extreme 9 MB. No problems, but hard to overclock so I keep it stock with Corsair H80 cooler. Mine system tested above average on all tests and my rig is strictly budget, so that's good. I don't think I could get more value for the dollar than what I have in my rig. Great CPU!—Oct '15


Good

2 days ago.

For 150£ today its very good value for an 8 core cpu it still will be much better than many i3 for that money


Above average

3 years ago.


Good

2 months ago.

cheers


Terrible

7 months ago.

This thing will probably start a fire if you don't use a watercooler with it. 220 watts is WAY too much for a small chip and this is basically an overclocked version of the FX 8350. There's literally no difference. Also it's not 8 cores. 4 CORES, 8 THREADS. THERE'S A DIFFERENCE


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