AMD FD9590FHHKWOF FX-9590 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition
In terms of clock speed, this chip certainly outpaces many others on the market, with a speed of 4.7GHz right out of the box. So in terms of raw speed, this is the easy winner. However, this is an 8-core processor and AMD doesn't use hyperthreading so an Intel chip with six cores and 12 threads outperforms this one in benchmark testing. For AMD processors, however, you're not going to top this one. It has 8MB of L2 cache memory and runs beautifully so it will definitely handle anything you throw at it while maintaining fast speeds and performance. It uses the Vishera core from AMD with a 32nm design that can draw quite a lot of power, so keep that in mind as you design your computer around it. This CPU comes with a liquid cooling kit, which you'll want to use to keep it running smoothly even at very fast speeds. While the Intel i7-4960X might be faster, it’s also quadruple the price so this is a great choice if you want speed but need to save a little money.
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