At E3 back in June, AMD unveiled its new FX-9590, the latest addition to FX lineup and the world's first processor to break the 5GHz. Today this silicon becomes available to purchase, but only from selected system integrators.
The FX-9590 has eight processors cores based on AMD's Piledriver architecture, and is part of the "Black" edition, which means that they are unlocked for ease of overclocking by enthusiasts. The processor also feature AMD's Turbo Core 3.0 technology to dynamically optimize performance across the CPU cores to provide the best performance under the most intensive workloads.
Systems featuring the FX-9590 are available from Canada Computers, CyberPower, iBUYPOWER, Digital Storm, Extreme PC, Maingear, Memory Express, NCIX, Origin PC, Puget Systems, and Velocity Micro.
AMD has been the first to hit a number of historic processor milestones. It was the first to break the 1GHz barrier in May of 2000, before going on to produce the first Windows compatible 64-bit PC processor and the first native dual-core and quad-core processors. AMD then went on to launch the first APU along with the first x86 quad-core SoC.
It's been a good time for AMD lately. The underdog chipmaker has managed to negotiated its silicon into all the major games consoles, including the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. AMD also announced plans to support Android and Chrome OS in addition to Windows, as well and supplying the GPU power for Apple's upcoming Mac Pro, all in an attempt to break free of the stagnant PC market.