AMD and Intel have been bitter rivals over the years, but somewhere along the way, Intel just pulled way ahead of AMD. Don’t you think that it is about time that the folks over at AMD “fought back” from a disadvantaged position in order to leverage their past achievements as a launchpad for something far greater than before? Having said that, AMD has trumped Intel this time around by offering what they deem to be the first commercially available 5GHz CPU processor in the world.
Known as the FX-9590, this will be an eight-core chip that relies on the ‘Piledriver’ architecture, letting it touch the magical 5GHz mark when in turbo mode. Apart from that, there is also the octa-core FX-9370 chip that sports a similar architecture, although its speed maxes out at a slightly slower 4.7GHz. Expect both the FX-9590 and FX-9370 to be available later this summer, with pricing details yet to be determined. Do bear in mind that if you are going to get either one in your new PC which will do nothing other than surf pages of cute kittens, check your email, fire up Skype and post Facebook updates, it would be nothing but overkill.