Sunday, 1 December 2013

AMD FX 9590 OC + R9-290x OC Benchmark Review Coming Soon!

AMD FX is Back!

I will be attempting to create the best strictly air AMD solution possible! UV yellow Theme!

My System:
AMD FX 9590
AMD R9-290X
2400 Mhz Team Extreme DDR3
Gigabyte GA-990FX-UD7 (rev 1.1) with Vdroop
Many 140mm AKFN-073 Akasa Viper Fans @ 109.55 CFM / 21.7 dB

CPU Cooler :

Prolimatech Genesis + 3 x Akasa Viper 140mm fans
Indigo Extreme Precision Engineered Thermal Interface (ETI) for AM3+ 

Expected Stable Overclock : 5.0 Ghz
Hopefully : 5.2 Ghz

GPU Cooler :

Prolimatech MK-26 Black Edition + 2 x Akasa Viper 140mm  fans
IC Diamond Thermal Compound (7 Carat)

Expected Stable Overclock : 1150 Mhz/1400 Mhz (Clock/Memory)
Hopefully : 1200Mhz/1450 Mhz (Clock/Memory)

Ill be testing GPU/CPU temperatures with a glass side panel as well as one with four fans.

Update Soon!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

780 Ti Benchmarks : A Big Joke?

Compare the 780 Ti at 700 USD to the R9-290 at 400 USD!

Performance within overclock delta?

3DMark Firestrike 

780 Ti @ 1233 Mhz Clock 
PRICE : 700 USD 
3 GB GDDR5 (Really Nvidia?)

Score : 5622
GPU Score : 6118

AMD R9-290 (NON-X) @ 1113 Mhz Clock

Score : 5254
GPU Score : 5581

For Total Score, that is a 7% deficiency in performance, for a 10.7% clock disadvantage!
For GPU Score, that is only a 9.6% deficiency in performance, for a 10.7% clock disadvantage! 

Just wait for R9-290 (NON-X) with non reference coolers at 1200+ Mhz!


AMD R9-290X @ 1150 Mhz Clock
PRICE : 550

Score : 6045
GPU Score : 6397


AMD is the clock per clock winner! Even with less cores!

Monday, 28 October 2013

AMD Kaveri Benchmarks! More Steamrolling!

More Leaks point to simply amazing Integer Performance for Steamroller in this Cosmology Benchmark! 

Thats over 1100% the jump we saw from Bulldozer to Piledriver! Take these results with a grain of salt! ;)

The loss of performance in the floating point calculation could be due to a lack of L3 cache in comparison to its FX brethren. Compare AMD FX 4350 to AMD A10-6800k to see this difference! 

Just wait for AMD FX 9650 @ $449 USD

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Kaveri Benchmarks Revealed! AMD Kaveri's GPU is R5-N200

This Speaks for itself! 

Intel HD 5200 Iris with eDRAM is now pathetic compared to a DDR3 1600 Mhz Kaveri system. Watch HuMA and HSA at  work with that memory bandwidth as well as General Purpose Cryptography up to near 500% the performance (+400%) of Iris 5200 and up to ~840% the performance (~+740%) vs the 8670D! Both systems are running with 1600 Mhz DDR3.

Kaveri's GPU is essentially an underclocked 7790 with DDR3 instead of GDDR5 with only 1 CU disabled. This means Kaveri's GPU will sport 832 Stream Processors and overshoots the original estimates and rumours of 512 stream processors by alot! Stock clock will be 600 Mhz but there is no word if there will be a turbo clock implemented but my guess is YES! :)

And Now that Kaveri motherboards have entered the enthusiast field, I'd love to see 2400-2600 Mhz DDR3 testing! This is a GREAT time for 2400 Mhz purchasing aswell, as the price is only marginally higher than 1866 or 2133 Mhz options. Asus claims a +30% increase in performance on their Kaveri FM2+ page here going from 1333-2133 Mhz! So compare the above results at 1600 Mhz to a theoretical system with 2600 Mhz DDR3!

ASRock's FM2A88X Extreme6+ - 2600 Mhz  OC DDR3 supported

What do you guys think? 

Monday, 16 September 2013

AMD FX 9590 Price Dropped to $359 CAD! XFX 7990 $629!

AMD FX 9590 is now $359 CAD

You heard me....

XFX 7990 is now $629 CAD


AMD FX 9590 + AMD 7990 Combo 
Original Price : $2100 CAD
New Price : $988 

Intel i7 4770k + Nvidia GTX 690 Combo
Price : $1315 

Intel i5 4670k + Nvidia GTX 690 Combo
Price $1245

Intel i3 3240 + Nvidia GTX 690 Combo
Price $1145

Direct Competition
Intel 4930k + Nvidia GTX 680 Combo
Price $919

Using cheapest prices possible with

AMD simply crushes the competition in price to performance for enthusiast gamers!!

Friday, 13 September 2013

AMD R9 290X Benchmarks ... Coming Soon!

AMD's Titan Killer is R9 290X

Nvidia only has GTX Titan Ultra to respond! Thank AMD for bumping the prices down to a reasonable level with the AMD 7990 at $699! The other new thing with the R9 290X you will find unlike with Nvidia's Titan is custom PCB's and overclocked variants.

R9 290X will cost in the $600-800 USD range, depending on the type of card, and will outperform the GTX Titan (2688 cores) stock per stock which currently costs $1000-1100 USD.

The GTX Titan Ultra (2880 cores), launched shortly after AMD's Hawaii GPUs, will cost $800-900 USD and the regular GTX Titan will have its price dropped to the $600-800 USD range.

Nvidia's REAL Flagship will be the GTX 790 (4608 cores) which will sport two underclocked GTX 780s and will still hold the $1000-1100 USD position. AMD will fall behind only in releasing their Dual-Hawaii R9 Flagship to counter.

Who will Be King? You Decide!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

AMD FX 9590 Benchmarks Part III

More Benchmarks from PCTuning

Stock AMD FX 9590 @ 4.7 Ghz / 5 Ghz Turbo 
Stock Intel i7 4770k @ 3.5 Ghz / 3.9 Ghz Turbo

Higher is Better

Memory Bandwidth

Lower is Better

Remember that the FX 9590 is paired with a 7990! 

Intel runs HOT .. no surprise

Compare results for the FX 6300 and the FX 9590. Imagine if AMD instead released a 12 Core Variant that overclocks only to 4.1 Ghz, this would be equivalent to the FX 9590 on all cores but with much less IPC. Its no wonder AMD scrapped their 10 Core FX chips for higher clocked 8 Cores.

Steamroller FX will trounce the FX 9590 at lower clocks and TDP. 

Thursday, 11 July 2013

AMD FX 8350/9590 a Gaming Beast!

More Evidence ... From Kitguru

Check out the HUGE gains in power consumption for the FX 9590 at 5 GHZ ON AIR! JUST ABOVE A STOCK FX 8150 in power consumption! AMD FX 8150 at 4.8 uses 586 W, the FX 9590 at 5 Ghz uses 317W Just wait for steamroller! 

AMD FX9590 Test System

Processor: AMD FX9590 8 Core processor @ 5ghz
Motherboard: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5
Cooler: Corsair H100i (performance mode) / BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 2
Graphics: Sapphire HD7970 6GB Toxic (Synthetic section – Catalyst 13.6 beta) and ASUS GTX780 Direct CUII OC (Games testing – Forceware 320.49)
Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro Series @ 2,133mhz (10-11-11-28)
Power Supply: Corsair HX850
Optical Drive: Asus BluRay Drive.
Chassis: Lian Li X2000
Boot Drive: Patriot 240GB Pyro SE
Storage Drive: Patriot 240GB Wildfire.
Monitor: Apple 30 inch Cinema HD

Gaming compare system:
Processor: Core i7 3960 X Extreme Edition @ 4.4ghz
Graphics Card: ASUS GTX780 Direct CU II OC (Forceware 320.49)
Cooler: Antec 920 H20
Memory: 16GB G.Skill 2,400mhz @ 10-11-10-30
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
Power Supply: Enermax Platimax 1250W
Optical Drive: Asus BluRay Drive
Chassis: Lian Li PC-A77FR Aluminium Red Full Tower Case
Boot Drive: Patriot WildFire 120GB
Secondary Drive: 1TB Samsung
Monitors: Dell U3011

AMD has better power consumption than the 3960x OC and ties in REALWORLD gaming performance! 
Remember the 9590 is basically an FX 8350 OC! With multi-threaded games coming out, AMD will be the best bang for you buck! 


3DMark 11

Intel i7 970 6C/12T @ 4.6 ghz SEVERE BOTTLENECKING 7970 toxic 
compared to AMD FX 9590 at 5 Ghz


INTEL i7 970 @ 4.6 Ghz (12T)

AMD FX 9590 @ 5 Ghz (8T)

Thats a HUGE 23.7 % difference in GPU SCORE (FPS)!!!


AMD surprisingly* completely crushes Intel in Gaming with real world non-synthetic tests. Watch both videos! 

Thursday, 4 July 2013

LEAK : Steamroller = Up to 25% IPC BOOST from Piledriver (20% AVG)

"The biggest architectural change Kaveri APU features is the use of the latest 28nm Steamroller architecture that is a true multi-threaded architecture focusing on enhancing the IPC (Instruction-Per-Cycle) by up to 25%." Wccftech

Steamroller 20-25% IPC increase further supported as the leaks come out for Kaveri. Believe what you want, all I can say is you will be pleasantly surprised! 

AMD FX 9650 
4.5 Ghz with 4.8 Ghz Turbo 
125W TDP

AM3+ 1090FX - Up to 2933 DDR3 Mhz Ram

Coming Soon!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Battle of the Ultrathins Round 2 : Gaming Benchmarks

Richland (25W)
AMD A10-5745m
2.1/2.9 Ghz Turbo
AMD 8610G - 384 Shader Units

Haswell (15W)
Intel i5 4250u
1.3/2.6 Ghz Turbo
Intel HD 5000

Settings: IGP/Value Settings from Anandtech - 1366 x 768 

"The graphics unit called Radeon HD 8610G offers all 384 shader units (VLIW4) and is slightly faster than the HD 7660G. The core is clocked at 533-626 MHz (turbo)" 

The 7660g will be compared with the HD 5000 in this case. 


GRID 2 : Winner AMD by +8.8%

Haswell : 43.1 FPS
Richland : 46.9 FPS

Tomb Raider : Winner AMD by +6.3%

Haswell : 28.3 FPS
Richland : 30.1 FPS

Sleeping Dogs : Winner AMD by +43.9%

Haswell : 24.6 FPS
Richland : 35.4 FPS

Metro Last Light : Winner AMD by +49.3%

Haswell  : 13.6 FPS
Richland : 20.3 FPS

BioShock Infinite : Winner AMD by +26.5%

Haswell : 20.4 FPS
Richland : 25.8

The HD 5000 found in the Macbook Air is only a fraction better than the HD 4400, and even has worse performance in some benchmarks and games. It looks like Iris was only effective at the 55W range, performance plumets as power decreases. AMD maintains a similar performance across all form factors from ultrathin to laptop to desktop, and this range will decrease further with Kaveri. 

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Battle of The Ultrathins AMD vs Intel

UltraBook vs UltraThin

Haswell Flagship (15W)
Intel i7 4500u
1.8/3.0 Ghz Turbo
Intel HD 4400


Trinity Flagship (25W)
AMD A10-4655m
2.0/2.8 Ghz Turbo
AMD 7620G

Found in the ASUS Vivobook U38N-C4004H


Richland Flagship (25W)
AMD A10-5745m
2.1/2.9 Ghz Turbo
AMD 8610G - 384 Shader Units

"The graphics unit called Radeon HD 8610G offers all 384 shader units (VLIW4) and is slightly faster than the HD 7660G. The core is clocked at 533-626 MHz (turbo)"


Kaveri Flagship (25W)
AMD A10-RT2lv
2.4/3.2 Ghz 2M/4T
AMD RT2lv - 512 Shader Units

Cinebench 11.5 


Single Thread : 1.33
Multi Thread : 2.7
Scaling : 2.03x


Single Thread : 0.5
Multi Thread : 1.7
Scaling : 3.4x


Single Thread : 0.57
Multi Thread : 1.82
Scaling : 3.19x

 Estimate +20% IPC / +10% clock put it slightly over a A10-5750m CPU performance wise

Single Thread : 0.95
Multi Thread : 2.42
Scaling : 2.55x

AMD closing the gap with regards to CPU performance. 

3DMark 2013

Firestrike: 649

Trinity :
Firestrike: 659

Richland :
Firestrike: 809

Kaveri :
 (+33% more shader cores, and if a clock boost by 10%)
Firestrike: 1183

ADDED: The RT2 graphics on this ultrathin will perform roughly the same as an overclocked 8670D desktop GPU found in the A10-6800k APU. 

Until Iris 5100 comes out with the intel i7-4558U, AMD has a huge graphical lead in their ultrathins over haswell HD 4400.

ADDED: The Key for AMD here fast ram! Kaveri FM2+ will support up to 2933 Mhz DDR3 in desktops , and graphics card benefits from 1600-2133 Mhz are ~12-15%, so to 1600-2933 Mhz ~+30% benefit .

In ultrathins 1600 Mhz or 1866 Mhz will be the standard so this benefit is not seen.

Friday, 14 June 2013

AMD FX 9590 Crushes intel in this brand new benchmark

 HWBOT Prime Beta version 0.6.6, Overclocked battle

Piledriver Flagship
AMD FX 9590
Overclocked : @ 5.2 Ghz  for 8 Threads

Steamroller Flagship
AMD FX 9650 
Overclocked : @ 5.4 Ghz for 8 Threads

IvyBridge Flagship
i7 3930k
Overclocked : @ 5.0 Ghz for 12 Threads

AMD FX 9590

Overclocked : 6812

AMD FX 9650

Overclocked : 7597

Intel i7 3930k

Overclocked : 5963

AMD FX 9590 at 5.2 Ghz trounces intel's flagship 3930k at 5.0 Ghz by +15%. The AMD FX 9650 at 5.4 Ghz on the other hand is in a whole new playing field, surpassing intels 3930k at 5.0 ghz by a whopping 27%, and beating their own Piledriver flagship at 5.2 Ghz by +11.5%.  


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

AMD FX 9590 vs intel i7 4770k - X264 V. 5.0

Piledriver Flagship
AMD FX 9590 4.7 Ghz Turbo @ 4.8/4.9/5 Ghz  for 8/4/2 Threads
Overclocked : @ 5.2 Ghz  for 8 Threads

Haswell Flagship 
Intel i7 4770k 3.5 Ghz Turbo @ 3.7/3.9 Ghz for 8/4 Threads
Overclocked : @ 4.8 Ghz for 8 Threads

AMD FX 9590 Stock (4.8 ghz on all 8 cores)

Score : 18.0

Intel i7 4770k Stock

Score : 16.4

Out of the box the AMD FX 9590 will beat the 4770k by 9.8% in this test.