AMD's Bulldozer Sets Another World Record at 8.58 GHz

edwardquilo - November 7, 2011 06:52AM in CPU's

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.