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What do pudding, beer1, and AMD FX™ 9000 series processors have in common? They all need to be adequately cooled before you can really enjoy them.


The AMD FX™ processor delivers the highest clocks and the most cores you can get on an X86 compatible consumer desktop PC.2, 3

The AMD FX 9000 series CPUs run fast; the FX 9590 runs at 5.0GHz and the FX 9370 runs at 4.7 GHz max Turbo Core speeds. Which is why all AMD FX 9000 series processors require liquid cooling.


Installing a liquid cooling solution used to be complex, requiring custom parts and complicated tubing. Fortunately, today things are much easier. There are many affordable, easy-to-use, all-in-one liquid cooling solutions available that are remarkably simple to install. A few examples:

  • Antec Kuhler H20 925
  • Cooler Master Nepton 120XL
  • Corsair H80i Y


Below is an example of an AMD FX 9590 CPU installed with an all-in-one liquid cooler.

image of liquid cooler installed on FX 9590 processor


For full instructions on building a PC with an AMD FX 9000 series processor check out our FAQ or our build guide. Also, check out this FX 9590 build guy by our friends at MW Technology or our video of us building an FX 9590 based system. Bottom line. If you want to fully enjoy the 8-core power of an AMD FX 9000 series processor you need to keep it nice and chilly with a liquid CPU cooler.


Are you liquid cooling your processor today? What solution are you using? Let us know below. 


1 Excludes countries where beer is served at room temperature.

2 AMD FX™ 9590 has the highest nominal (4.7 GHz) and turbo (5.0 GHz) clock rates of any x86-compatible desktop CPU. Intel’s fastest CPU, the i7-4790K, has a 4.0 GHz nominal and 4.4 GHz max turbo clock rate. See for competing models. DTV-34

3 Each of the AMD FX™ 8000 and FX™ 9000 Series CPUs have 8 CPU cores, the highest number of CPU cores you can get on an x86-compatible desktop CPU. Intel’s desktop x86 CPU with the highest number of CPU cores is the i7-5960X, which also has 8 CPU cores. See for competing models. DTV-35

Radeon Software Crimson Edition was released on Nov 24 – and the community response has been remarkable. Here are some mind-blowing stats:

  • Crimson Edition drivers have been downloaded an astonishing 2.5 million times.
  • AMD videos on YouTube announcing Crimson Edition have been viewed almost 250,000 times.


You're clearly as excited about our new software as we are, so we'd like to say thank you for your support and enthusiasm.


As part of the Radeon Software Crimson Edition rollout, we promised to actively solicit user feedback, rapidly respond to software issues, and execute quick-turnaround software updates. We've been proactively monitoring the forums and online activities and our dedicated software team has been working on reproducing, debugging and fixing these issues since the driver release. We're pleased to report that a mere six days after the Radeon Software Crimson Edition launch we're releasing our first rapid-response software update that adds a number of stability improvements, fixes for software issues reported by our user community, and day-one support for issues reported on Just Cause 3.


Resolved Issues with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.11.1 Update

  • [82050] Star Wars™: Battlefront - Snow flickers in a few locations in the game
  • [82240] Star Wars™: Battlefront - Sky rendering may be broken in some game locations
  • [82645] Fallout 4 - The compass may flicker during gameplay on AMD Radeon R9 390 Series products. We continue to investigate the issue with AMD Radeon R9 290 and AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Series products
  • [82667] Star Wars™: Battlefront - Shadowy textures are visible around hills/structures/caves
  • [81890] Just Cause 3 - Texture corruption may be experienced during gameplay
  • [54874] Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - Poor AMD Crossfire™ technology performance may be experienced
  • [82338] The driver installation may fail while installing the ACP component
  • [82426] The font size in Chinese language installations may be too small
  • [82438] The label range values in some AMD FreeSync™ technology installations may be incorrect
  • [82536] The Radeon Settings dropbox does not close when it is clicked on a second time
  • [82603] The AMD OverDrive™ fan settings is always set to ON after first edit on reboot
  • [82586] Language shows up as Chinese Simplified when Chinese Traditional is selected in Windows® 7
  • [82656] Radeon Settings crashes on the Display tab when cloning a display via HDMI on some notebooks
  • [82671] AMD OverDrive fan speed is reset to Manual on exiting from a 3D game or application. Users will have to reset their AMD OverDrive pages to ensure issue is fixed
  • [82766] Radeon Settings does not get upgraded in some install scenarios
  • [82691] AMD OverDrive™ cannot revert to default settings in some situations


Our user community can report their issues here: We thank our community for their feedback and support and helping us make Radeon Software Crimson Edition great.


Download Radeon Software Crimson Edition updates for 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.



Sasa Marinkovic is Head of Software Marketing for AMD. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.

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