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Appeared on: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
AMD Has 5GHz FX Processors In The Works

AMD's rumored "Centurion" processor clocked at 5GHz could appear sooner than expected as Gigabyte is already showcasing at Computex a motherboard that supports the ultra-fast processor.

Sweclockers.com hasve posted online the following picture from Computex, showing the GA-990FXA-UD7 motherboard that supports the "next generation of AM3+ 5GHz FX series processors," measning that there will apparently be more than one of these chips. Centurion should be a Vishera-derived model running at 5GHz under with a Turbo peak:



AMD's currenly available the FX-8350 processor has a TDP of 125W. Sweclockers claim that the new chip will push the TDP to 220W! Gigabyte's GA-990FXA-UD7 seems to be ready to support it as its description says that the board's 10-phase power solution offers "AMD high-TDP CPU support."

AMD is expected to unveil the new FX chips at the E3 gaming show next week.


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