Rumour: AMD Preparing FX-9000 5GHz CPU, Centurion FX Repeat Anyone?
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
A while back we brought you the rumour that AMD was preparing a 5GHz Centurion FX processor. That in fact turned out to be a false rumour that apparently had no accurate grounding, particularly as people were suggesting the chip would be guaranteed to run at 5GHz on air yet many industry sources confirmed that would not be possible. Now we have a similar story emerging from a SweClockers report, who I might add are normally quite accurate with their leaks and reports.
The report says that AMD is preparing two new FX processors based on Piledriver and Vishera. The FX 9000 and FX 8770 CPUs. Not much is known about the FX 8770 other than it will be lower down in terms of specifications compared to the FX 9000. The FX 9000 on the other hand is reported to run at 4.8GHz stock with a 5GHz turbo mode. This CPU will have a huge 220W TDP compared to the 125W TDP on the FX 8350 which is already too hot and power hungry for most people’s liking.
Below you can see the known specifications of these two CPUs, thanks to WCCFTech for putting this table together.
Like with the Centurion FX rumour I am highly sceptical of these rumours although 4.8GHz stock and 5GHz turbo does seem a bit “more realistic” than Centurion FX’s “5GHz on air” expectation. AMD recently teased on its Facebook page that “We’ve made something for gaming combat so you can always be ready for war. Can you guess what our announcement might be? Stay tuned…”. There is definitely something special coming from AMD but whether that is a new CPU, a new GPU or a new APU is anyone’s guess.
What are your thoughts on all of this?
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