TPU spreads word that AMD's Vishera-based "TWKR" chip will scrape the 5GHz mark. Codenamed Centurion, the Socket AM3+ based FX-9000 will reportedly have a 4.80GHz core and a 5.00GHz turbo boost! These chips will reportedly be able to compete against Intel's Haswell in terms of performance, but the catch is that they will have a 220W TDP!
Among these are the FX-9000, and the FX-8770. The FX-9000 leads the pack with 4.80 GHz out of the box clock speed, and a TurboCore frequency of 5.00 GHz. Clock speeds of the FX-8770, on the other hand, haven't been disclosed. A catch here is the TDP of these chips. Two hundred and twenty Watts! The jump from 3.80 GHz to 4.80 nearly doubled TDP from 125W to 220W. Prices of the two remain under the wraps. AMD plans to unveil the two at E3, sometime between 11th and 13th June.