AMD FX-9590

This page attempts to list what motherboards, coolers, and power supplies are compatible with the AMD FX-9590.

Most or all of this information should also apply to the FX-9370.

Note: use this information at your own risk. Do your own research before buying anything.

Compatible motherboards

To my knowledge, this is the only complete list of motherboards that are officially (according to their manufacturers) compatible with the FX-9590. All other lists are either outdated or otherwise incomplete.

Notes:

Manufacturer and model (with link to manual) Number of PS/2 ports Number of PCI (not PCI Express) slots Serial port? IEEE 1394 (FireWire)? Maximum RAM Supports Windows XP? Notes
ASRock 970A-G/3.1 2 1 header no 64 GB non-ECC yes The Web page recommends a CPU cooler with a top-down blowing design and a decent liquid cooling system and additional air fan.
ASRock 990FX Extreme6 2 0 header no 64 GB non-ECC no The Web page recommends a CPU cooler with a top-down blowing design and a decent liquid cooling system and additional air fan.
ASRock 990FX Extreme9 2 1 header 1 port and 1 header 64 GB non-ECC yes The manual says it only supports a 140 W CPU, but the Web page says it supports the FX-9590 and recommends a CPU cooler with a top-down blowing design and a decent liquid cooling system and additional air fan.
ASRock Fatal1ty 970 Performance 2 1 header no 64 GB non-ECC yes The Web page recommends a CPU cooler with a top-down blowing design and a decent liquid cooling system and additional air fan.
There is an error in the manual on page 11; it fails to mention the single PCI slot. However, the diagram on page 14 does show it.
ASRock Fatal1ty 970 Performance/3.1 2 1 header no 64 GB non-ECC yes The Web page recommends a CPU cooler with a top-down blowing design and a decent liquid cooling system and additional air fan.
This model differs from the one above in that it comes with a USB 3.1 card.
ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional 2 2 header 1 port and 1 header 64 GB non-ECC yes The Web page recommends a CPU cooler with a top-down blowing design and a decent liquid cooling system and additional air fan.
Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z 1 0 no no 32 GB ECC or non-ECC yes Supports the FX-9590 only with special cooling.
Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 2 1 header no 32 GB ECC or non-ECC yes Special cooling is recommended.
Asus Sabertooth 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 1 1 header no 32 GB ECC or non-ECC yes Special cooling is recommended.
Differences from the model below: 1. has three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, 2. has no PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots., 3. RAM compatibility is different.
Asus Sabertooth 990FX/R2.0 1 1 header no 32 GB ECC or non-ECC yes Supports the FX-9590 only with special cooling.
Differences from the model above: 1. has no PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (2.0 instead), 2. has a PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot., 3. RAM compatibility is different.
Asus TUF Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 0 0 header no 32 GB ECC or non-ECC yes
Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming (revisions: 1.0 and 1.1) 1 0 header no 32 GB non-ECC no The difference between the revisions is the Ethernet controller and support for multiple graphics cards.
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (revisions: 1.0/1.1, 1.2, 3.0, 4.0/4.1 1 1 header 1 port and 1 header or 2 ports, depending on revision 32 GB non-ECC yes Differences between revisions: revisions 1.0/1.1 have one IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port on the back and a header for another one; revision 1.2 has two such ports on the back and no header, a different SATA controller, two combo eSATA/USB ports, and the BIOS is slightly different. Revision 3.0 seems to undo most or all of these changes. Revisions 4.0/4.1 seem to be functionally equivalent, but with a different layout.
Differences from the model below: 1. the ways in which it supports multiple graphics cards, 2. it has IEEE 1394 (FireWire), 3. officially supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8.
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5 1 1 header no 32 GB non-ECC no Differences from the model above: 1. the ways in which it supports multiple graphics cards, 2. it does not have IEEE 1394 (FireWire), 3. officially supports Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 (revisions: 1.x, 3.0/3.1) 1 1 header 1 port and 1 header 32 GB non-ECC yes Differences between revisions: revision 1.x uses latches and levers to secure expansion cards, while revisions 3.0/3.1 use only levers and also support SLI.
Differences from the model below: 1. it has IEEE 1394 (FireWire), 2. officially supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8.
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 R5 1 1 header no 32 GB non-ECC no Differences from the model above: 1. it does not have IEEE 1394 (FireWire), 2. officially supports Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 (revisions: 1.x, 3.0) 1 1 no 1 port and 1 header 32 GB non-ECC yes Differences between revisions: revision 1.x uses latches and levers to secure expansion cards, while revision 3.0 uses only levers and also supports SLI.
MSI 990FXA GAMING 1 1 header no 32 GB non-ECC yes? The FX-9590 is supported since BIOS version E7893AMS.110. The Web page recommends special cooling for it.

Cooling

Air cooling

The following air coolers are, according to the manufacturers' specifications (TDP rating of 220 W or higher), able to cool the FX-9590:

Notes:

Liquid cooling

AMD recommends one of the following liquid coolers:

Liquid cooling is not my area of interest, so I will not comment on that.

Power supply

AMD recommends at least a 600 W power supply, however, they assume that you will be using a high-end graphics card that uses lots of power.

In my experience, with a very basic graphics card, a 500 W power supply is more than enough.

You can try using a power supply calculator to estimate the power requirements of a whole computer.


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