- Jun 30, 2010
So you think they should settle for less performance, put up with much higher heat in the case, and use 147W more, just to save themselves the trouble of swapping the motherboard? Which enthusiasts who would buy this and flash bioses presumably like doing anyway?That's missing the point though.... at $800 it wasn't a viable option for anybody but the most rabid AMD fan, but @ $400 it might be attractive to somebody who's already got the platform and can just drop it in place after a bios update.
The FX9590 is not a bargain at ANY price, for anybody.The FX-9590 is a hot running processor and we don’t mean hot in any conventional meaning of the word either. This thing is like having a miniature nuclear reactor strapped to your motherboard; it will thoroughly overwhelm mid-tier heatsinks and AIO water coolers alike.
A person buying a stock 4770K has $60 left over for a motherboard, and if he sells his AM3 board he has a good chunk of the rest of the cash he needs to buy a modern cpu. Even at stock with stock cooling the 4770K will outperform the 9590 at about everything.
All this writing about how sweet Haswells are- think I'm going to order a 4770K and motherboard. unk: