This is nothing but marketing, they need to sell these in a few OEMs and eventually even a few units at retail so that extreme overclockers can play with, just so that they can actually claim this is a commercially available chip and not as something that they have running in their labs.
That way they can bench the new Radeon HD 8970 with it. Imagine how it would sound if they had to bench the HD 8970 with an overclocked FX-8350, that would sound acceptable coming from a third party, but not coming from them. So they just make an overclocked FX-8350 a commercially available product, even if in limited quantities.
Originally Posted by 2010rig
I'm surprised no one has mentioned this, since when did CPU stock speeds get advertised based on their TURBO
The FX9590 is 4.7 stock 5.0 turbo.
Yeah, this is going even lower than their APUs downclocking under continuous heavy load, this is not good.Edited by tpi2007 - 6/17/13 at 5:11pm