AMD FX Breaks World Record
Reviewed by: ccokeman
Reviewed on: September 13, 2011
AMD Bulldozer Press Day:
AMD sent an inquiry to see if OverclockersClub.com was interested in getting a firsthand look at the latest FX processors from AMD that are set to launch in the near future. Come August 31, we jumped at the chance and were on the plane to see what all the hype was about and just what part of the leaked screen shots and rumors were true right from the horse’s mouth, per se. Before seeing what the AMD FX processors were capable of in head-to-head testing, we had the obligatory deep dive into the architecture with plenty of questions asked and answered. After lunch and the head-to-head tests, we were treated to an overclocking demonstration by Sami “Maki” Maekinen and Brian”chew” Mchlachlan, two of the best AMD overclockers, who put the AMD FX processor at the top of the world record heap at 8.429GHz using liquid helium as the cooling medium. This result broke the current world record by almost 119MHz and is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest computer processor in the world. Even on high-end air and a self-contained liquid cooling solution, 5GHz was possible from the FX line. You can see Senior Manager Simon Solotko’s blog and video of the action and how it all shook out here. HWbot should have the results posted up here for all the justification. In the mean time, take look at a video and a few images from the event and know that a 5GHz beast could be coming your way.
Here we have a few images of the prep work, then the heat of the action where Sami and Brian are just peeling away the limits of the FX processor.
8.0GHz to start, then just a creep on upwards to 8.36GHz, and then the final push.
And there you have it, an 8.429GHz money shot followed up by the satisfaction of a job well done.
Congratulations to AMD and its hired guns to bring home the bacon with a new world record for CPU speed. Now let's see what it can do for those of us with less lofty ambitions...