Originally Posted by PontiacGTX
I think that higher binned chips are oced chips from factory so your statement s nothing to do with overclock argument since whether fx 9590 is oced and fx8320/i5 4670k must be oced too
The chip that is used in the 9590, 9370, 8350, and 8320 ARE the same chips. The ones that are selected as "better quality" are put into higher quality bins. They are then given higher stock clocks. "Overclocking from the factory" is pretty much the reason why an 8320 can reach the same levels as an 8350 for a lower price. If you want your stock clock to be higher without overclocking, then yes buying the more expensive chips are the way to go. If you want to do overclocking, then investing in a 9590 is overpaying for a minimally higher chance of getting a higher stable overclock. I've seen PLENTY of people 5GHz+ with 8320/50s. Hell, on an h80i I got mine ot 4.6GHz stable and that's not as high as it can go.( I got it to 4.7 for a bit and brought it back down because I wanted lower volts.)
I'm obviously not saying that you can't or shouldn't get a 9590 (especially if you find one for a great deal). What has been said is that the 9590 is just the 8350s that were judged as being better than a run-of-the-mill chip and had a higher potential. If you want to pay the premium for a 9590, that is fine.
Higher binned chips aren't necessarily just OCed chips. There were instances where orders for 8320s were filled with 8350 level binned chips. Likewise, there are 8350s and 9370s that have been classified as possible 9590 candidates. Binning is simply the selection of higher quality chips after production. What AMD does with it after binning is decides whether to give it a label of 8320, 8350, 9370, or 9590.
An extra 100-150 bucks more can net you the 9370 or 9590, which isn't an absurd amount I suppose compared to the launch prices I was thinking of. Your money, your chip, your decision lol.
As for how long it will last... Likely after the release of Steamroller, Piledriver will seem like a dull younger brother much like the Bulldozer series. As more games utilize more cores, you should be good for ... an indeterminate amount of time.
Tech releases all the time and our rigs become outdated in a flash. My 8350 is no longer the apple of AMD's eye and I've only had it ~6months.