Average Bench: 60.1% (241st of 1147)

Based on 16,779 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 39.9% 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 545Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 515Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-9590 is just 18.6%. 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 261Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 74.2Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,779 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.4 SC Int 89.4 99.1
53.1 SC Float 74.2 84
66.4 SC Mixed 81.2 89.3
65.3% 81.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 QC Int 318 369
208 QC Float 261 310
238 QC Mixed 293 335
66% 291 Pts
Min Avg Max
363 MC Int 545 600
344 MC Float 438 507
378 MC Mixed 515 581
75.2% 499 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.5
SC Float 53.5
SC Mixed 88.8
64% 80.3 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 295
QC Mixed 326
72% 316 Pts
MC Int 593
MC Float 449
MC Mixed 543
80% 528 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.7
SC Float 77.8
SC Mixed 83.2
69% 85.9 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 283
QC Mixed 303
70% 310 Pts
MC Int 573
MC Float 451
MC Mixed 531
78% 518 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.7
SC Float 70.1
SC Mixed 73.6
59% 73.8 Pts
QC Int 287
QC Float 243
QC Mixed 252
59% 261 Pts
MC Int 496
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 485
70% 466 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,753,406 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $338 @ launch in Jul '13
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Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $857

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 Comments

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17 days ago.

So many cores

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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

27 days ago.

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


Excellent

23 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

5 years ago.


Terrible

18 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

19 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

4 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

12 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

16 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

14 months ago.

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