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Computex 2013: Gigabyte Shows Off GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ Motherboard That Hints At 5GHz AMD FX Processor


Interestingly, Gigabyte's Computex display mentions that the new AM3+ motherboard is compatible with AMD's 5GHz AM3+ processor, which lends credibility to previous rumors of a Piledriver-based eight core “Centurion” AMD FX processor clocked at 5GHz with a 220W TDP. That chip was rumored for a summer 2013 release in limited quantities, and it looks like enthusiasts might be able to get their hands on that chip later this year after all!

Although AMD is not talking, Sweclockers has managed to put together a list of preliminary specifications for the codenamed Centurion processor. Rumors have it that the Centurion chip will be officially named the AMD FX-9000, and that it is a 4-module, 8-core part with a 4.8 GHz base clock and 5.0 GHz turbo clockspeed. It has a total of 8MB L2 cache, and 8MB of L3. Further, this 220W TDP part will support a maximum of DDR3-1866 (officially, before overclocking) and is build on AMD's 32nm SOI HKMG manufacturing process.

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http://www.sweclockers.com/nyhet/17117-gigabyte-bekraftar-amd-fx-serien-med-5-ghz-klockfrekvens
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And it'll still be no faster then a first generation core series CPU from Intel when it comes to gaming...

It's the Pentium 4 all over again..... Simply trying to out clock the competition is not the answer...
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Originally Posted by almighty15 View Post

And it'll still be no faster then a first generation core series CPU from Intel when it comes to gaming...

It's the Pentium 4 all over again..... Simply trying to out clock the competition is not the answer...

This is a 25% clock speed increase from FX 8350, it's going to do a lot better than you think it is.

http://www.behardware.com/articles/880-16/amd-fx-8350-review-is-amd-back.html

25% performance increase actually puts it above 2500k in SC2 and makes it the best CPU on that list of stock CPUs for Anno.

It's not that hard to do math, so next time please consider doing it before you make yourself look foolish.
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That board looks absolutely gorgeous...
   
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This is a 25% clock speed increase from FX 8350, it's going to do a lot better than you think it is.

http://www.behardware.com/articles/880-16/amd-fx-8350-review-is-amd-back.html

25% performance increase actually puts it above 2500k in SC2 and makes it the best CPU on that list of stock CPUs for Anno.

It's not that hard to do math, so next time please consider doing it before you make yourself look foolish.

It may be AMD who looks foolish if this CPU costs as much as three 2500k's. If it is reasonably priced, however, there is almost certainly a market for those who do not care how much power their CPU consumes. I know I don't tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sdlvx View Post

This is a 25% clock speed increase from FX 8350, it's going to do a lot better than you think it is.

http://www.behardware.com/articles/880-16/amd-fx-8350-review-is-amd-back.html

25% performance increase actually puts it above 2500k in SC2 and makes it the best CPU on that list of stock CPUs for Anno.

It's not that hard to do math, so next time please consider doing it before you make yourself look foolish.

And just hope its priced at 2500k levels as that "But AMD is cheaper" argument that you guys have been clinging on so desperately goes out the window and then what will you have?

Nothing....

And performance on CPU's doesn't scale linear with clock speed... You better learn that.
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Is this a new revision of the motherboard? It has been around for a while. I used to have one.
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Interesting, that makes those previous rumors MUCH more credible. I wonder what they mean by "next generation" processors? Is the rumored 5ghz still just an OC'd 8350 or is it actually a different processor?
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And it'll still be no faster then a first generation core series CPU from Intel when it comes to gaming...

It's the Pentium 4 all over again..... Simply trying to out clock the competition is not the answer...

Worked for intel prior to Core 2
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I doubt it'll be well received by the masses, but this is a niche product. I'm going to hope it's well binned and will overclock further :-p Granted I won't be buying one, I'll hold out for Steamroller (and hope it'll work on my Formula-Z).
 
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