Here's the First 5.0 GHz CPU You Can Actually Buy

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AMD just one-upped its own series of eight-core FX processors, and the golden child of this newest lineup is unquestionably the FX-9590, which they claim to be the world's "first-ever 5 GHz processor." While technically that record was already beat—and by AMD themselves, no less—it is, in fact, the first commercially available 5GHz CPU processor.


The other CPUs run a bit slower at 4.7 GHz for the FX-9370 and 4.2 GHz for the FX-8350, but then again, these also stay within the 5 GHz max. Because remember: if you damage your new speed demon FX-9590 chip, AMD has a no replacement policy. No word yet on pricing, but supposedly, Maingear will be using the record-beater in an upcoming gaming system later this summer. [Engadget]

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