Originally Posted by Bruennis Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
There's no need to get rowdy Spaceman. Twitter link was intended to be informative not supportive of my post. Its cost and commercial availability is anyone's guess but FOR NOW it is suspected to be OEM-only based on official announcement (Link via Twitter).
I don't see how AMD is going to 'nail it' with this chip. At the end of the day, it's just a highly ramped up 8-core Piledriver -- nothing architecturally new to reason hope that it is game-changing. If you want to see the FX-9590 at work, make your way to the Vishera owners club. There are plenty of FX-8320s and -8350s running at 5GHz+
I wasn't trying at all to be rowdy... please don't make assumptions like that when a person clearly states their intent is entirely to the contrary. I only meant that you should have just posted a direct link to AMD's official page and new release, not their twitter account, a side effect of being a history major I guess. I should have worded that more concisely.
Not much of the technical aspects have been published,as it seems that their going to be doing more along that line this evening and in the coming days. It was just officially announced today after all... so let's all reserve judgment about it until we do know more. As far as my comment about "nailing it," I wasn't strictly referring to the 9590, but also to the Steamroller. What would seem most logical to me is that this isn't just an overclocked, highly binned 8350. It would seem more logical that they've made some actual tweaks to the architecture... which whether true or not, we can still find out about the tweaks made to Richland which could very well be, at least to a degree, indicative of the improvements to be expected moving from Piledriver to Steamroller.
I'm betting that it's an update to Piledriver featuring the same tweaks made to the Vishera 2.0 core used for the Richland APUs that just launched. Not just highly binned pre-overclocked 8350s like a lot of people seem to be suspecting. The fact that they're rating it at a TDP of 220W leads me to believe that it will still have overclocking headspace available. Probably not as much as processors with lower stock clocks of course, but if it indeed turns out to be a Vishera 2.0 based CPU, then yes, we could see a reasonable notch gained in the performance.
Either way, the whole picture won't be clear until people have the 9590s, and eventually the Steamrollers, in their towers and we get a first hand idea of real-world results...