Sunnyvale, California — Sept. 2, 2014 — AMD today, in another record-setting performance of its AMD FX series processors, set a new world record for silicon processor speed according to the HWBOT.org ranking. Leveraging the powerful ‘Piledriver’ x86 core architecture, famed Finnish overclocker “The Stilt” pushed the envelope of silicon overclocking to the extreme.
“World-record frequencies are just a start. The AMD FX series of processors will enable an unrivaled enthusiast PC experience – extreme multi-display gaming and HD content creation,” said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Business Unit, AMD. “Enthusiasts can experience seamless multitasking and unleash the real capabilities of multi-threaded applications with additional enthusiast performance-tuning features unlocked as standard.”
AMD also introduced new speed- and power-optimised AMD FX Series CPUs to push the boundaries of value and efficiency in high-performance desktops. The new 125W AMD FX-8370 CPU and power-optimised 95W AMD FX-8370E and FX-8320E processors all feature 8 native CPU cores for productivity at superior price points.
Designed with enthusiasts in mind, when paired with AMD Radeon™ R9 graphics cards, AMD FX processors allow gamers to experience the revolutionary AMD Mantle, AMD Eyefinity and AMD TrueAudio4 technologies. Processor-in-a-box solutions for the AMD FX-9590 and FX-9370 CPUs featuring closed-loop liquid cooling solutions are now available, offering a quiet approach to active cooling for the ultimate AMD enthusiast system. The AMD FX-9590 with liquid cooler is priced at approximately $282 suggested e-tail price (SEP) while the FX-9370 with liquid cooler is priced at approximately $265 SEP and available from key e-tailers and retailers across North America, Asia and Europe. The table below outlines AMD’s current product stack with the recent price reduction on the AMD FX-9590.
With an established AM3+ platform ecosystem, gamers can take advantage of a compatible platform that supports both AM3 and AM3+ processors. In addition, with AMD CrossFire™5 support for up to four AMD Radeon™ Graphics Cards and AMD Memory Profile (AMP) support for up to 32GB of Radeon™ R7 Performance Series DDR3-1866 memory, AMD’s updated FX processor line up stands on an entire ecosystem that provides exceptional performance at an excellent price point.