AMD FX-9590 Review; Piledriver at 5GHz

Author: SKYMTL
Date: July 15, 2013
Product Name: FX-9590
Part Number: FD9590FHHKWOF
Warranty: 1 Year
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Productivity Benchmarks (pg. 3)

TrueCrypt 7.1

Truecrypt is another freeware gem which allows for on-the-fly disk encryption. More importantly, it fully supports AES-256 encryption methods and multi core processors. For this test, we used the built-in benchmark tool are logged the data throughput for TrueCryptís AES-256 encryption method.

RESULTS: With full support for the AES encoding / decoding standard, the FX-9590 is able to improve upon the FX-8350ís scores but it just canít seem to match up with Intelís higher end offerings.

x264HD Benchmark

x264 is quickly becoming the new codec of choice for encoding a growing number of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC videos. Think of it as the new Divx of HD and you can understand why we felt it critical to include. Tech Arp's recent development of the x264 HD Benchmark takes a 30 second HD video clip and encodes it into the x264 codec with the intention of little to no quality loss. The test is measured using the average frames per second achieved during encoding, which scales with processor speed and efficiency. The benchmark also allows the use of multi-core processors so it gives a very accurate depiction of what to expect when using encoding application on a typical full length video. We use the second pass of the first test for this benchmark as it fully loads all multi core processors.

RESULTS: Once again, the FX-9590ís eight cores allow it to perform quite well in this benchmark. More importantly, it remains well ahead of its predecessor likely due to the dynamic clock speed balancing of Turbo Core 3.0.