AMD Unleashes First-Ever 5 GHz Processor



  • Intel CPUs are hitting 4 Ghz on 125 to 140 watts. And this AMD chip needs 220 to get up to 5.0?

    Sounds inefficient to me. It will probably need a special motherboard design just to feed it 220 watts. And run hot.
    so now, heat, power, and efficiency are important to you?
    It's tim, there is no reason or logic. Only madness and IE6. He's our own, personal, Cthulu.
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA
    We have a few Computational Fluid Design engineers here that need raw CPU speed and memory speed above all else. The number of cores is actually NOT wanted since the CFD application license is bound to the number of cores/CPUs. 5GHz on two cores is exactly what they want. Next is to find out what the recommended memory speed and max speed is...
  • _k_k P-Town, Texas
    @Thrax what is the deal with the sale venues for this chip? People are saying that it is mainly going to system builders and eventually a retail launch of the chip will happen but at a projected high price point.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX
    I don't work in the CPU biz. I don't know their go-to-market strategy.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK
    It's true. Right now only system integrators have access to the CPUs. There hasn't been any indication one way or another that this will change. I'm guessing it won't and we'll just have to wait for the next CPU generation.
  • Its available at Newegg. I was planning to get it regardless of performance, but I don't think I can hang at $900.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK
    That price makes no sense. At. All. Looks like the 'egg is trying to make a fast buck off of scarcity.
  • That price makes no sense. At. All. Looks like the 'egg is trying to make a fast buck off of scarcity.
    Yeah, typical Newegg shenanigans. They're worse than the Ukranian/Russian fly-by-night shops at computer shows.
  • It lists the price, but its actually only available as part of a combo.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou
    It's $800+
    It's 220 TDP
    It runs hot.
    It's slower than an i7 4770k @$280

    what else do you want to know?
  • Reminds me of the 500mhz Alpha chip.
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