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+
Architecture Vishera
Manufacturing Process 32 nm
No. of Cores 8 Core
No. of Threads  
Clock Speed 4.7 GHz
Turbo Speed 5 GHz
Turbo Speed (On 1 Core)  
FSB/HT Speed  
Unlocked CPU Yes
Max. Memory Size  
Max. Memory Speed DDR3 - 1866
Max. Memory Channels  
ECC Memory Support No
PCIe Lanes Supported  
Processor Graphics N/A
GPU Cores N/A
GPU Clock N/A
L1 Cache 4x 64 KB instruction caches, 8x 16 KB data caches
L2 Cache 4x 2MB
L3 Cache 8MB
Max. TDP 220W
Thermal Specification  
Heatsink Not Included, Sold Separately
Package Type OEM

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36 months
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
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01276 932318
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AMD FX 9590 Black Edition, Vishera, 8 Core, S AM3+, Clock 4.7GHz, Turbo 5GHz, 4MB x2 L2 Cache, 8MB L3 Cache, 220W, OEM is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent, but can only run with high spec equipment I love the chip, but it was a nightmare to find a mobo that gave zero problems with it. In the end I had to opt for the Asus Crosshair V, as lesser boards ended up either refusing to power up the PC or crashing after 5 to 15 mins when running anything processor intensive (games, VS, etc). NOTE: I did not try the Asus Sabertooth (judging by info on the net, that too can handle this CPU) Water Cooling: Corsair H100i V2 very definitely does the job, but they seemed to have supplied screws with it that do not fit properly, so if you can find similar then get that instead. Badly fitting screws turned my hair grey! I also bought a new case, and oh boy it's nice and spacious, and laid out well: Corsair Obsidian 750D - I highly recommend that. If it weren't for the mobo nightmare and the cooler's screws issue, I would have had this up and running in quick time Rating of 4 due to: misinformation of compatible motherboards by AMD SCAN support: 1 million stars - they were very helpful .
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast but runs hot This cpu runs fast and it's multi-cores do the job but even with water cooling it still runs quite hot. Admittedly, we are in the middle of a heat wave right now...
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Research before you buy You need a powerful mono for this beast literally something which supplies 220W is required I would strongly recommend the ASUS CROSSHAIR V FORMULA Z mobo it's specs don't state a high enough power supply but if you use all available power supply pins on the board it works just fine and is one of the few monos people widely report stable builds on. Now to the CPU itself it's an amazing beast that runs at high temps and needs a water cooler to stay safe I have issues when idle the water cooler won't run but the CPU idles at 48C but when under load never goes above 35C using a Corsair H100. It's benchmarks and ability to handle multiple programs is unparalleled for a consumer grade product (Intel do better but at much much higher prices)
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-01-07
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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.
Asked by: ENTI911
I had that issue; major nightmare trying to get it to work, but it turned out that the board I had was not really compatible with that processor, even though it's listed as being so by AMD. I decided to change the mobo, and bought the Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z. Apparenlty the Sabertooth can also truly handle that CPU. I've now been running the system with that board for over 1 week with no issues - playing Payday 2, SC2, Eve online, Empyrion Galactic Survival, and Space Engineers. Plus using Visual Studio. Prior to installing the new board, my PC would crash 5 to 15 mins into running a game, and out and out refused to run VS.
Answered by: Chucksta
Date published: 2017-01-08
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AMD FX 9590 Black Edition 8 Core Processor Requires Heat Sink Fan
AMD FX 9590 Black Edition 8 Core  Processor Requires Heat Sink Fan