AMD Launches New FX CPUs, Cuts Prices On Existing Processors
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 2 September 2014. Page 3 of 8. 32 Comments

For all testing there was 16GB of DDR3-2400MHz memory, 128GB Crucial SSD, and Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 graphics. The GPU was chosen due to using the Linux 3.17 Git kernel that's not yet compatible with Catalyst so resorting to the open-source Radeon Gallium3D driver and thus choosing a mature and well-supported GPU even though the tests today aren't gaming focused. (There will be some FX-9590 Linux gaming focused tests later in the week with Catalyst on an older kernel.)

ASRock's 990FX Killer motherboard was used for testing the new FX-Series processors. On the software side was Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the Linux 3.17 Git kernel, Mesa 10.4-devel and updated Radeon components via the Oibaf PPA, and the GCC 4.8.2 compiler was used for compiling all of these built-from-source CPU benchmarks. All benchmarks were recompiled for each CPU under test and for most of these test profiles they take advantage of the set "-O3 -march=native" CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS. All of the AM3+ CPUs were using the Cooler Master closed-loop water cooling unit included with the FX-9590 retail sample.

With that said, lets checkout the performance of the new AMD FX-8370/FX-8370E processors. First up are some raw performance numbers and on the later pages are the power consumption results. Overclocking and other coverage will come as soon as time allows due to being squeezed before today's launch time.


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