The AMD FX-9590 has 8 cores that run at a clock speed of 4.7GHz.
It has an L3 cache size of 8GB, an L2 cache size of 8192MB, and an L1 cache size of 384MB.
|Cores||8||More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously|
|Speed||4.7GHz||Clock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family|
|Codename||Vishera||The code name given by the manufacturers|
|Release Date||11 Jun 2013||The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support|
|TDP||220W||The lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates|
|L1 Cache||384KB||The bigger the L1 cache, the more data can be stored for lightning CPU access to priority processes (though a bigger cache means a higher latency|
|L2 Cache||8192KB||After L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access|
|L3 Cache||8MB||The L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data|
|Lithography||32nm||The smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use|
|CPU Socket||Socket AM3+||The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it|
The CPU is under a year old, meaning it should be based on recent technologies and manufacturer support should almost certainly still be available.
Created with lithographic technology sized at 32 nanometers, the FX-9590 is quite efficiently built, although with a Thermal Design Power of 220W it requires a huge amount of power to run, and will inevitably create a lot of excess heat.