Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) announced today the release of its 5 GHz CPU processor (AMD FX-9590), the most powerful member of the AMD FX family of CPUs. According to the company, its 8-core CPUs have the ability to deliver new levels of gaming and multi-media performance for desktop users.


Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager of Clients Products Division at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), said that the new FX 5GHz processor is an emphatic performance statement to demanding gamers seeking ultra-high resolutions experiences including AMD Eyefinity technology.

AMD’s Comments On Its FX 9000 Series CPUs

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) said that its AMD FX 9000 Series CPUs will be initially available in PCs through system integrators. The company reported that the new 5 GHz FX-9590 and 4.7 GHz FX-9370 feature the “Piledriver” architecture for easy over-clocking. The architecture also allows gamers to enjoy higher CPU speeds and other related performance improvements.

In addition, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) emphasized that its new processor is integrated with AMD Turbo Core 3.0 technology to optimize performance dynamically across CPU cores and to enable maximum computing for intensive workloads.

Wallace Santos, founder and CEO of MAINGEAR, commented, “AMD continues to push the envelope when it comes to desktop capabilities and power. In unveiling the world’s first 5 GHz 8-core CPU, AMD continues to lead the way in innovation while providing our customers with a best-in-class experience. We are thrilled to be part of this exciting launch.”

In 2000, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) was the first company to break the 1GHz barrier. The company continues to set standards in technology innovation. It was first company to introduce the first Windows compatible 64-bit PC processor, and the first dual-core and quad-core processors.

In addition, the company was the first to introduce the APU (unifying CPU and Radeon(TM) graphics on the same chip) and the first x86 quad-core SoC, continuing forward with HSA architectures and programming models.

According to Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), the FX-9590: Eight “Piledriver” cores, 5 GHz Max Turbo and the FX-9370: Eight “Piledriver” cores 4.7 GHz Max Turbo will be available this summer.

In April, the company posted $0.13 earnings loss on $1.09 billion revenue for the first three months of 2013. The company manages to meet the expectations of analysts who estimated that it will report $0.17 earnings loss on $1.1 billion revenue.