Average Bench: 62.7% (145th of 953)

Based on 4,846 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 37.2% 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 568Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 539Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-9590 is just 15.9%. 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 271Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 76.7Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,846 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.3 SC Int 93.9 103
65.3 SC Float 76.7 84.6
73.4 SC Mixed 84.6 91.1
68% 85 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 QC Int 333 380
227 QC Float 271 316
255 QC Mixed 306 344
68.9% 303 Pts
Min Avg Max
470 MC Int 568 615
388 MC Float 459 522
452 MC Mixed 539 600
78.7% 522 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 4.8 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.6
SC Float 81.5
SC Mixed 89.6
72% 90.2 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 264
QC Mixed 308
69% 303 Pts
MC Int 609
MC Float 480
MC Mixed 566
83% 552 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.9 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.9
SC Float 84
SC Mixed 87.6
72% 89.5 Pts
QC Int 321
QC Float 281
QC Mixed 306
69% 302 Pts
MC Int 513
MC Float 457
MC Mixed 518
74% 496 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.7
SC Float 75.1
SC Mixed 85
68% 85.6 Pts
QC Int 327
QC Float 255
QC Mixed 286
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 508
MC Float 397
MC Mixed 477
70% 461 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.6
SC Float 64.8
SC Mixed 71.6
58% 73 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 246
QC Mixed 276
62% 275 Pts
MC Int 503
MC Float 390
MC Mixed 466
68% 453 Pts
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AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor...

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3 hrs ago.

Best price to performance 8 core CPU. High heat generated by 5.0Ghz and above. Power throughput an example of the inherent durability of AMD processors. Zen cores to hyperthread, multitask and assign internally without external software requirement. For the price saving, you are much better off with the 6700K which doesn't require cooling. AMD use to be a cheaper multi thread option on an budget. Some budget buyers buy 1 gen earlier Intel. Another set of budget buyers may consider AMD instead of 2 gen older Intels. But the cost savings are wiped out due to the fact you won't be able to use a regular PSU, -the CPU takes 220W, and runs very hot. With out a water cooler, don't expect much life expectancy. I wish I just got and I7 6800k - saved on the cooling, PSU, -and could have used faster ram. AMD, -should know their buyers- there is no such thing as a budget cooler Better off getting intel until zen comes out

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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

3 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

1 month ago.

cheers


Terrible

6 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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