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AMD's Bulldozer Sets Another World Record at 8.58 GHz

Category: CPU's
Posted: 06:52AM

AMD retains its crown as the world's highest overclocked CPU with a chip running at 8.58 GHz, courtesy of Taiwanese Andre Yang. Incidentally, Yang is also responsible for pushing his AMD FX-8150 to 8.46 GHz just last week, toppling AMD's own previous overclocking attempt. To be exact, the new world record is 8584.8 MHz, and is awaiting validation in CPU-Z's database. The same hardware from his previous overclocking setup was used, namely an Asus Crosshair V Formula motherboard, with a few adjustments to the core voltage(from 1.992V to 2.076V). 

Yang also used liquid nitrogen for cooling, although a few sources indicate that the FX-8150 could still be pushed even further with a liquid helium-based cooling solution. 

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VaporX on November 7, 2011 09:43AM
Okay this si cool and all but seriously it is meaningless. I mean this is like saying we can soup up a motor to 50,000 horsepower but you cannot actualy drive it.
The Smith on November 7, 2011 10:07AM
C'mon, you guys are always replying the same excuse... Are world records supposed to actually mean something? http://www.autoblog.com/2007/05/16/sofa-com-sets-new-worlds-fastest-furniture-record/
VaporX on November 7, 2011 10:51AM
When a company makes it a selling point and even promotes the creation fo the record as a way to show off the product then YES. At least it should this particualr record however sounds impressive but is misrpresenting the facts. This is not the fastest CPU, this is a highest clock speed. BIG difference
The Smith on November 7, 2011 02:29PM
From what I know, Andre Yang is not affiliated with AMD and this particular record has not been used in any promoting material. AMD did use first one as a means of getting some visibility though, but never did they mention it was the top performer.
DanTheGamer11 on November 7, 2011 02:40PM
Fastest clock speed consumer CPU is a record...
ccokeman on November 7, 2011 06:25PM
Andre is ASUS hence the ROG CPUz.....Records are what they are an attempt to push the limits. Fastest, highest clocked yes they are both worthy of praise. The fastest man on the planet is only the fastest man in a measured distance. For instance can sprinters keep up a 9.8 second 100m time for 26 kilometers? Like wise can the marathon runner equal the sprint time? Most likely not. Each measure is worth mentioning its all what you compare to. I look forward to Chew and Andre going blow for blow to get to 9Ghz.
Muchoman1 on November 7, 2011 11:36PM
id like to see how many watts it pulls at 8.5GHz lol

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