Average Bench: 59.3% (248th of 1143)

Based on 14,391 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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Average average bench

The AMD FX-9590 averaged 40.6% 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 544Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 514Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-9590 is just 18.4%. 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 258Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 73Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,391 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.1 SC Int 87.8 99
50.5 SC Float 73 84.1
62.1 SC Mixed 79.7 89
64.1% 80.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
258 QC Int 314 360
206 QC Float 258 307
233 QC Mixed 289 333
65.2% 287 Pts
Min Avg Max
401 MC Int 544 598
342 MC Float 437 508
390 MC Mixed 514 582
75.1% 499 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.7
SC Float 84.6
SC Mixed 88.4
71% 88.9 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 348
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 594
MC Float 500
MC Mixed 581
84% 558 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.9
SC Float 79.6
SC Mixed 83.5
67% 83.7 Pts
QC Int 319
QC Float 283
QC Mixed 295
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 597
MC Float 512
MC Mixed 586
85% 565 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.6
SC Float 77
SC Mixed 81.2
65% 81.6 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 265
QC Mixed 297
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 553
MC Float 477
MC Mixed 543
79% 524 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,836,459 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $338 @ launch in Jul '13
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Desktop 58%
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Workstation 47%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $581

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12 days 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


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

25 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


Excellent

16 days ago.

Contenendo 890


Above average

4 years ago.


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

16 months ago.

it low for 4k


Terrible

2 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

1 month 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

9 months 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

13 months 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.


Excellent

11 months 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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