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Old September 13, 2011, 06:53 AM
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Default AMD FX Sets a Guinness World Record 8.429 ghz

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There are two stories from AMD today. One is of the years of technology development that have led to a Guinness World Record, an achievement made possible by the AMD FX processor, achieving the highest frequency for a computer processor to date. The second is one of devotion, of individuals who, for better or worse, have become computer hardware racers, test pilots of technology who push limits and often break hardware. And break records.

On August 31, an AMD FX processor achieved a frequency of 8.429GHz, a stunning result for a modern, multi-core processor. The record was achieved with several days of preparation and an amazing and inspired run in front of world renowned technology press in Austin, Texas. This frequency bests the prior record of 8.309GHz, and completely blows away any modern desktop processor. Based on our overclocking tests, the AMD FX CPU is a clock eating monster, temporarily able to withstand extreme conditions to achieve amazing speed. Even with more conservative methods, the AMD FX processors, with multiplier unlocked throughout the range, appear to scale with cold. We also achieved clock frequencies well above 5GHz using only air or sub-$100 water cooling solutions."

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Apparently it seems the chips will go over 5 ghz as some folks on here where proclaiming they couldn't ...
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AMD Bulldozer Breaks CPU Frequency World Record | Overclockers

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WOW 2 volts for 8 ghz !!

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Default AMD Achieves New World Record CPU Frequency

We bet you werenít expecting to see this headline today, but itís true Ė AMDís yet to be released FX processors have already achieved a significant overclocking world record. About 2 weeks ago, we had the opportunity to fly down to Austin, Texas in order to get briefed on the finer points of AMDís upcoming [...]

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7.2GHz @ 1.272V & 7.7Ghz @ 1.26V

Are the voltages abnormally low or there is something wrong with their voltage readings?
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Thats pretty awesome and a great start for AMD. GL to AMD would love to see competition again between AMD and Intel
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no the voltages look right ..
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I already posted this info @ 9 am ..

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...8-429-ghz.html

big & good news for shure if the top 8 cores do go for around $266 us as per another leak
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Threads merged, sorta...Didn't quite work as intended.

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Threads merged, sorta...Didn't quite work as intended.

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Ha...thats why my reply disappeared.

This is definitely some good news for AMD. I was especially interested in the comment about being to hit 5 Ghz on sub $100 air or water cooling. I am going to reserve full judgement until reviews start appearing with performance benchmarks. I am liking what I see so far though.
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