Jeez -- these chips are so pointless. These are not "golden" chips with special binning, they are literally the same die and chip as the normal FX-8350 die, just factory oc'd. Various sites and even individual people have tested them both out and they don't OC any better than a normal FX would. The 9590 in particular has virtually no headroom above what it comes at out of the package. You're basically paying a premium for no reason at all.
Also them adding more cache (which would require a new die I'm pretty sure, because the FX die is already pretty big) wouldn't help performance at all. The L3 cache on BD and PD chips hardly ever got used in server workloads, let alone any typical desktop workloads, including gaming. It's why the APU variants with Piledriver cores still matched up to an FX-4300 clock-for-clock.
That is an opinion,not a fact. 4770K runs $330,averages 4.4GHz on standard cooling.9370 runs $280 and averages 5.0GHz. Real world performance is pretty much the same,no?
Real world performance? These "super Vishera's" are still just Piledriver uarch, therefore around the same performance as Phenom II, which means it doesn't beat the 4770k, nor a 3770k. Overclocked it would probably beat one of them stock, but both of those Intel chips could be OC'd as well, negating any performance advantage the Vishera would have gained. Just saying...
I am a long-time consumer of AMD's processors, and I don't even buy Intel due to idealistic reasons, but I can't back these stupid CPU releases for anything. They are a waste of time and money for anyone. If they had higher OC headroom than normal, I would feel differently. But they are literally the same exact thing as an 8350, just pre-overclocked to different levels, and made to only "work" in a small number of MOBO's. I also don't know why people originally made a big deal about the 220W thing, because any AMD Vishera octocore would have the same TDP once OC'd to those levels.
I guess people who don't know any better would scoop some of these up. There's just no point -- these are overpriced even with the price drop and the PIB packaging.
Just posting this to save anyone the cash if they thought these were worth a purchase (protip: they're not.) The 8320 is the best AMD octocore you can buy. It's the cheapest one (the FX-8300 is OEM only, but they can be found on ebay and such) and will also OC to the same levels as the 8350 would.