Average Bench: 68.2% (322nd of 1265)

Based on 22,369 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]

Above average average bench

The AMD FX-9590 averaged 31.7% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 83.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 79.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-9590 is 25.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-9590 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 499Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 494Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,369 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.4 Memory 83.8 93.7
59.3 1-Core 79.5 88.7
96.1 2-Core 152 175
64.5% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
184 4-Core 285 333
254 8-Core 494 569
48.9% 389 Pts
Min Avg Max
260 64-Core 499 573
33.5% 499 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.95 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.7
1-Core 90.7
2-Core 167
70% 115 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 535
57% 444 Pts
64-Core 582
39% 582 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.95 GHz
Memory 92.2
1-Core 88.2
2-Core 154
70% 112 Pts
4-Core 327
8-Core 612
58% 469 Pts
64-Core 616
41% 616 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 5.1 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 93.6
2-Core 186
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 594
59% 468 Pts
64-Core 613
41% 613 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 84.6
2-Core 168
68% 112 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 516
52% 415 Pts
64-Core 533
36% 533 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,635,424 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $338 @ launch in Jul '13
AmazonUS $24023 days
EbayUS $26025 mins
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Gaming 39%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 34%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $975

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 Comments

AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor...

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Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

14 days ago.

good foor gaming and saving on heating bills

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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


Excellent

6 months 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


Excellent

6 months ago.

my friend have this Cpu and he play all games on Highest settings with high fps


Excellent

3 months ago.

Though just a better binned and clocked 8350/70, the 9590 offers respectable gaming performance. It pales in comparison to Ryzen's recent offerings which have more threads and better IPC with lower power draw and thermals. But if you're rocking an AM3+, this is actually not a bad deal, provided you disable the core performance boost. The occasional 5ghz single core boos is really not worth the heat and power draw, and more often than not causes instability. I decided to turn mine off and leave all cores 4.7-4.8 with a bit of an undervolt. This seemed to work wonderfully in terms of heat and power draw. This chip is a good pairing with RX580 and maybe up to an Vega 56. It's good for 60+fps on most games at 1080p, though it won't max out a Vega 64 , 5700xt or 2080 (*spits*). Prices are not very good for the 9590, however. If you can find an 8350 for less than $80 just overclock it. 9590 is guaranteed high bin. Before i passed down my AM3+ build, I was getting over 120fps on games like Black Ops 4 and Doom paired with a Vega 56. If the price is right and youre not ready to jump to AM4, these will work just fine for most people.


Good

10 months ago.

Still able to run everything I throw at it in 2019. Using it as a workstation, it's operated 24/7 without any downtime.


Terrible

5 months ago.

just cool it down with a car radiator and it is a great chip


Excellent

5 months ago.

well still hold up alright today can play the newest game no problem


Excellent

4 months ago.

I have one and it runs everything still brilliantly with a temp of 42° on a H110i after 5 years.


Above average

6 years ago.


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

10 months ago.

If you buy and use this CPU you're going to need 250W air cooler or liquid cooling, and motherboard with excellent VRM if you don't want to turn the die into a red hot molten silicon or magic smokes appearing on your motherboard, respectively.


Terrible

14 months ago.

Don't let the core count and clock speed fool you, this is a very slow CPU and the value is very poor. Yes, the clock speed is insane, but in real world performance, it's terrible. Not even the 8 cores helps it perform well, do not buy it, if your looking to buy a budget gaming pc, buy a modern ryzen. Do not buy this crap.


Poor

3 years ago.

it low for 4k


Terrible

4 years 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


Good

23 months ago.

I've used this CPU for 2 years, and it has been a great choice. Do get some beefy cooling though, or your PC might catch on fire.


Good

2 years ago.

Ok, it's been 3 years now. I did what people said could not be done: Cool it with a Hyper 212X + a bunch of fans, and using a (very high quality might I add) 750W PSU. Managed 5Ghz stable, anything past that causes Vdroop and temps are quite lower than I expected (35ºC Idle, 50-60ºC Load). Quite happy about it and I don't expect to upgrade the CPU or MB for a while, got the CPU on sale for 120£.


Average

2 years ago.

Your never going to believe this #1. 125w is too much 75w is more than enough and them expensive motherboards are not needed. picture says a thousand words but first the company rig setup is as following. MB. gigabyte ga-78lmt-s2 rev 1.2 #2.CPU and AIR Cooler. AMD fx9890 @ 4.9ghz with cheapest stock cooler that came on the fx4300 it swapped out. #3. Kingston hyper furyx blue 16gb 1333mhz cas lat 10 stock clock which is overclocked to 1600 cas lat12 #4. Crappy old gateway hdd snagged out of a antique laptop. #5. Gtx 950 gpu #6. Corseair CX750M 750w psu I think 75w is fine with this cpu obviosly i cant use this until i receive a better cooler but this shows air is possible unless copper pipes are truely garbage. got it running 4.9 on and uncompaible motherboard that just needs a better north bridge heatsink and at most a h60 would probably be overkill until i hit around 5.2 to 5.3 ghz im willing to bet. Maybe i just won the lotteries lottery but im really not that lucky and i think the factory 220w statement was a **** up nobody ever cought and 120w is the max. This mb will give you an error message about cpu right away and the only way to bypass it with your saved bios settings is to hit esc before it gets to 0 every time you boot/restart. interesting non the less and computer gambles seem to be paying off for me as I can make it exceptional like my evga980 ftw v1 testing out at 93% with 4k resolution on my 1600x rig. ehh didn't realize max temp was 57c might have damaged it a tiny bit as it opens apps slower now but it was a fun mistake. Thomas your stupid and userbenchmark you got it wrong 8 core 8 thread look it up @ amd.com

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Proof of uncompadable mb and air cooler running test at 4.9 getting same scores as the expensive boards along with cpu damaging stupidity temps. should have looked it up rather than assuming 80-90c is thermonuclear temp range like lots of their cpus are.

Proof of uncompadable mb and air cooler running test at 4.9 getting same scores as the expensive boards along with cpu damaging stupidity temps. should have looked it up rather than assuming 80-90c is thermonuclear temp range like lots of their cpus are.


Average

14 months ago.

I hope your VRMs can handle this, since mine sure can't. Had to underclock to 4.2 GHz. I'd only recommend it if you virtually got it for free (like I did from my dad), or if you buy it around $50-100. And if you're wondering, I'm running on a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 R5.


Excellent

2 years ago.

UserBenchmarks: Game 67%, Desk 64%, Work 54% CPU: AMD FX-9590 - 74.8% GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB - 72.5% SSD: Samsung 750 EVO 500GB - 75% RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB - 61% MBD: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R3.0


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