AMD FX 9590 Black Edition 8 Core Processor Requires Heat Sink Fan

AMD FX 9590 Black Edition, Vishera, 8 Core, S AM3+, Clock 4.7GHz, Turbo 5GHz, 4MB x2 L2 Cache, 8MB L3 Cache, 220W, OEM

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Product Overview AMD FX 9590 8-Core Processor AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor

Please note this is an OEM processor and requires a Heatsink+Fan (Not Included, Sold Separately).

Enthusiasts get unbelievable PC performance with new AMD FX-9000 Series Processor.

The new 5 GHz FX-9590 features the "Piledriver" architecture, is unlocked for easy overclocking and pave the way for enthusiasts to enjoy higher CPU speeds and related performance gains. Additionally, these processors feature AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology to dynamically optimize performance across CPU cores and enable maximum computing for the most intensive workloads.

Still unlocked for your overclocking pleasure, and still the only 8-core desktop processor around. Unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with a new architecture. AMD FX Processors unlock maximum, unrestrained processing performance for extreme responsiveness you can see and feel. Experience unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with the industry's first 32nm 8-core desktop processor. Get the speed you crave with AMD Turbo CORE Technology to push your core frequencies to the limit when you need it most. Go beyond the limits of maximum speed. But the best part of all? You'll get all this impressive performance at an unbelievable price. You'll be asking yourself "what competition?" in no time.

Maximum Performance
• The industry's only 8-core desktop processor.
• Overclock with easy to use AMD Overdrive™ and AMD Catalyst Control Center™ software suites.
• Supreme power available from virtually every core.
• Aggressive performance for mega-tasking and intensive applications like video editing and 3D modelling.

Innovative Architecture
• The industry's first and only native 8-core desktop processor for unmatched multitasking and pure core performance.
• New 32 nm die shrink designed to reduce leakage for improved efficiency, increased clock rate headroom and better thermals.
• Can deliver more cores and more performance without raising the power requirements.

Industry Leading Price Per Performance
• Unlocked processors allow the maximum tuneable performance.
• AMD Turbo CORE Technology dynamically adjusts performance to give you the best experience, no matter what you are doing.
• Get superior performance at a competitive price with unlocked technology.

**This CPU does not come with a Heat Sink/ Fan. We recommend a good CPU Cooler capable of handling the 220W TDP. Water Coolers
We also recommend a Motherboard with a 990FX Chipset.

**Please note, this CPU will only work correctly with a motherboard that can provide 8+2 phase power, Scan has tested this CPU with the the Asus Sabertooth and Crosshair V Formula motherboards. Features • MMX instructions
• SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
• AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
• ABM / Advanced Bit Manipulation
• AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
• FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add instructions
• F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion instructions
• TBM / Trailing Bit Manipulation instructions
• XOP / eXtended Operations instructions
• EVP / Enhanced Virus Protection
CPU Model 9590 Black Edition
Socket AM3+
Core 8 Core
Core Name Vishera
Core Size 32 nm
Clock Speed 4.7 GHz
Turbo Speed 5 GHz
Unclocked Core Multiplier Yes
Graphics Chipset N/A
Graphics Cores N/A
Graphics Clock N/A
FSB/HT Speed  
Max. Memory Speed DDR3 - 1866
L1 Cache (Total) 4x 64 KB instruction caches, 8x 16 KB data caches
L2 Cache (Total) 4x 2MB
L3 Cache (Total) 8MB
Wattage 220W
Max. Temperature  
Heatsink Not Included, Sold Separately
Package Type OEM

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AMD FX Series
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Date Issued: 14th Oct 2011

AMD has lifted the wraps off a new CPU architecture formerly known by the codename Bulldozer. Now released as the FX series, this TekSpek delves into the technology behind the new chip.

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beware I bought this as it was the best chip that AMD really do in this range. I had a nightmare getting it stable. Three coolers later (Finally settling on a Corsair H105) it now stays on! I have a couple of surplus coolers now, that I cannot return to scan. I would recommend a high-end cooler (Like the 105 or alternative WATER ONLY cooling) DO NOT USE AIR The instability issues are well documented, I just wish I had researched it more before I bought, but I always used and trusted AMD. To get it stable and not freezing or shutting down (Even with this cooler) I had to disable 2 cores and reduce the core speed to 4ghz. Not a great thing to have to reduce it to the performance of an older chip! I don't blame Scan, their customer services are exceptional, but AMD were no help at all, they advised me to switch off page filing????? Even with its reduced performance, it is sill fantastic, hence the mid rating. It will however be my last AMD product, I also bought an R9 380x to go with it. In the future, I am likely to go to Nvidia and Intel as I just couldn't be bothered messing about like this again. 16 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by VERY fast Very fast cpu, perfect for gaming and rendering, Be warned, you will need a VERY high end cooler for it, research if your montherboard can handle it and your cooling options before purchasing, there isn't many out there that will cope with the 220w TDP currently. I went with the asus sabertooth and bequiet darkrock pro 3 and it works a treat 17 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Not exactly an overclocked FX 8350 A lot of people assume these processors are highly ocerclocked FX8350's In truth, the FX series are all fabricated at the same time. The FX6300 could also be a FX8350 without the extra module. But that would be down to an unstable module. This particular model can run at 4.7GHz at about 1.475v. That means, if it were an overclocked FX8350, then that should ALSO be able to clock up without going over 1.48v. Processors are binned specifically. Some die's which pass tests go on to being a higher model. Those that do not, become something lower until it fills a segment of the market. I bought this processor as I wanted an overclocked processor and I wanted it stable. I see the extra money over the FX8350 is that it's 4.7GHz stable. Asus says the Crosshair V Formula (non Z) is not supported, but my board recognises the frequency (down to the CPU microcode) and model (probably also part of the microcode on the CPU) I have water cooling, but I think my H100 is not up to the task. It does have thin tubes and the H100i has fatter tubes which can deal with more liquid quickly. I would enable power-saving and Cool 'n' Quiet as I've had my processor up to 62 degrees Celsius and a tool I use says it was up to 72 degrees. I need to check which temperature is my auto-shutdown limit. The Piledriver series throttles down to 1.4GHz but seems to be fine if you lower this further. I don't know why 1.4GHz is the lowest. I've not had to overclock as there is no need to. On idle, the processor goes to 31degrees Celsius. Average games push this up to around 60 degrees. Metro 2033, Crysis 1, and others. A 990FX board is required, and 220w is NOT actual power consumed but heat dissipation. Actual power used will be less. Not all energy comsumed is heat. Ensure you apply the paste properly. I prefer the pea method. This is enough to cover the die, (centre) as this is where the processor actually is. The top is just a cover. Other methods have been proven to leave bubbles of air which trap heat and worsen cooling. I wouldn't recommend "evenly spreading" as the pressure of the heatsink you use WILL push it out to the edges anyway. 16 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The 9590 is the AMD flagship CPU It will run any game and software now and for the foreseeable future, 8 cores running at 4.7GHz+ makes it a must for any system. The price at launch was very expensive but now it's under £240 it's extremely good value. It doesn't come with a heatsink and I recommend getting water cooling, I purchased the H100 and this keeps it running at about 20C idle and around 40C under load. There isn't much headroom for overclocking it seems, I had trouble keeping it stable over 5GHz but there's no real reason to overclock it will run any game or software at stock settings. 07 January 2014
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okay installed this chip no problem, until i start to play a high res game and it starts to bleep. checked the stats on amds over drive util, the TEMP is fine 40c benchmarked it within same program max temp i seen it get to was 60c, all alarms a turned off. benchmark was running for 5 hours and no bleep,

ive got a 750W PSU. 16 gb ram, new 8 core running at default 4.7 ghz. gfx card is 2gb amd hd6870 hd.

any ideas voltage perhaps too high too low??

average voltage is. 1.456 V

please help its driving me up the wall.
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There are only a handful of motherboards that can support the FX 9590 processor fully as the processor can generate 230W of heat.

Due to this it would be best to check the motherboard manufacturers site to see if the processor is fully supported or if there is a bios update to help with the issues you are having.

I would only also recommend that you use a high end CPU cooler to help disperse the heat
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You say you have a 750w PSU. If I'm honest, I don't know what it is. If it's a cheap one, then I would say "No"

I have a Corsair TX650w (Seasonic internals are current best) With the AMD FX9590 with Cool 'n' Quiet enabled. I am also running the EVGA GTX 780Ti ACX SC version. And this is rated for 250w by reference.

You must have the AMD 990FX chipset and latest BIOS (not beta)

Cooling must be average water cooled loop, the AIO (All In One) are OK, but custom is better.

I'm running the Corsair H100, and the H100i has been benched to be around 5c better.

I would set the alarm to 70c. The on-board temperature readings are never great. Mine gets to 60c tops and I understand this model is MUCH hotter than the FX8350 with the 125w thermal envelope.

Mine runs around 1.475v (could be maximum) and goes down as far as 0.89v

If you're concerned, set the multiplier to 20 and see what happens. This will max the processor to around 4GHz. Your cooling solution should keep this cool. If it doesn't you may need to part with some money for something a little better in cooling.

The All-in-One solutions have one drawback. The fluid WILL evaporate after 5 years, so will need to be replaced, or a way of fixing it so you can fill it up. There are mod sites which do this.

Custom loops need to be swapped with their fluids anyway.

If your PSU is made by:
Seasonic, then your PSU is fine.

If it's made by anything else such as Cooler Master, Thermaltake, I would look at replacing it as these are not as good as Seasonic based versions.
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Your voltage is fine, do the basic checks to see if your motherboard can handle the 220w TDP, if your cpu cooling is adequate (preferably something that can handle 250w TDP) and watch your vcore 1, vcore 2 and DRAM temperatures, as this cpu will make those go up too with it speeding everything up, bare in mind a benchmark on the cpu will only stress the cpu, playing a high res game will also stress your DRAM and vcore's, if those get too hot it will also set alarms off, if you are using water cooling, install better or more case fans to draw more cool air though the pc case and remove wire clutter as this will restrict airflow too
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AMD FX 9590 Black Edition 8 Core Processor Requires Heat Sink Fan
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