Average Bench: 67.6% (362nd of 1307)

Based on 21,561 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 32.4% 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 82.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 79.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-9590 is 20.1%. 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 500Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 496Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,561 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.5 Memory 82.7 93.5
59.9 1-Core 79.5 88.9
114 2-Core 152 176
64.2% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
197 4-Core 284 332
315 8-Core 496 581
49% 390 Pts
Min Avg Max
317 64-Core 500 581
33.6% 500 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 87.8
1-Core 88.2
2-Core 176
71% 117 Pts
4-Core 314
8-Core 553
54% 434 Pts
64-Core 557
37% 557 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.2
1-Core 88.9
2-Core 169
70% 115 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 550
52% 418 Pts
64-Core 557
37% 557 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 82.6
2-Core 163
64% 108 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 534
54% 425 Pts
64-Core 557
37% 557 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.7
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 146
59% 97.7 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 460
46% 366 Pts
64-Core 472
32% 472 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,097,629 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $338 @ launch in Jul '13
AmazonUS $45023 days
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Desktop 74%
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Workstation 34%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $1,110

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 Comments

AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor...

Added 7 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

AMD lied about the amount of cores in this and other bulldozer CPUs

Comment 

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

Comment 

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

11 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

2 days ago.

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


Excellent

10 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

16 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

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Above average

7 years ago.


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

16 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.


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

2 years 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

3 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

20 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

3 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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