AMD FX-9590 Review; Piledriver at 5GHz Comment Thread!!
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July 29, 2013, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by
Thanks, I needed that.
The problem is that
even at stock speed
the Haswell 4770K is faster than a 5GHz AMD 9590.
So a 3.5GHz, $339 shipped part is beating AMDs 4.7GHz factory OCd, binned flagship part that will only run on a couple of their motherboards, which all lack PCIE3.
No, 9590s are not a good investment because we really shouldn't even consider buying parts for how high they're clocked if they're slower than much cheaper parts at stock speed.
I'd buy a 1MHz Haswell that wouldn't OC at all before I'd buy a 9590, because the goal of OCing is to gain performance. If the chip is still a pooch, who cares?
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