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AMD's 8.4GHz OC Crowned the Fastest CPU on Earth

Category: CPU's
Posted: September 13, 2011 09:33AM
Author: edwardquilo

Take that, Intel. An extremely overclocked AMD 8-core FX processor broke the world record of fastest CPU on the planet last August 31, with a lightning speed frequency of 8.429GHz. The achievement brought on a Guinness World Record, a feat made possible with several days of preparation and generous amounts of liquid Helium. This is an impressive attempt, showcasing the overclocking prowess of AMD's upcoming 8-core Bulldozer chip. 

A closer inspection of the overclocking campaign sheds light on how this was made possible, although it might diminish the accomplishment somewhat. You see, only two cores were running all throughout the overclock. Having all the other cores disabled probably helped a lot with the massive frequency boost, along with the frosty temperature of -235 degrees C to keep the CPU chilled. Despite that, a dual core clocked at 8.429GHz is still a tremendous triumph for AMD, and will no doubt generate some well-deserved buzz for the much-awaited Bulldozer FX CPU. Furthermore, the CPU-Z capture indicates that an AMD FX-8150 processor was used for the test, conducted by pro overclocker Sami Mäkinen aka "macci" in Austin, Texas. Luckily for us, OverclockersClub had the chance to witness this momentous AMD event firsthand last August 31, too.  

 




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potatochobit on September 13, 2011 09:41AM
I think he should put on some gloves
OwinC on September 13, 2011 11:11AM
If you get that liquid helium on gloves. You would get major frostbite
TraptPatriot on September 13, 2011 11:17AM
Won't it burn his skin if it touches just his skin?
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Stangmar on September 13, 2011 01:30PM
No, it wont. At least not right away. The temp difference should cause an vapor to form immediatly causing an insulating barrier of air between his skin and the liquid. If he gets any on his skin and quickly shakes it off, should be totally fine. But he wouldnt have long to react. If however he just let it sit there eventually his skin would cool enough to get hurt. Here check this video out to see what I mean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJwOTFm6DWg -Stangmar
MJCRO on September 13, 2011 05:05PM
Big whoop, I got 4 cores and 8 threads at 5Ghz 24/7. :)

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