AMD FX-9590 5-GHz CPU
AMD made headlines last month by trumpeting its first-ever 5-GHz desktop processor, the FX-9590. The latest edition of AMD's FX family of CPUs comes with a whopping eight AMD "Piledriver" cores and will run at 5 GHz at maximum Turbo mode (4.7 GHz in standard mode). The processor is designed with "aggressive" performance for mega-tasking and intensive applications such as 3-D modeling. The FX-9590 comes with AMD's Turbo Core 3.0 technology, plus 8 MB of L2 cache and 8 MB of L3 cache. The new 5-GHz chip also features AMD Overdrive technology for overclocking plus Catalyst Control Center for multidisplay support.