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Tuesday, 13 September 2011 16:51

AMD pushes FX-8150 to 8.429GHz

Written by Slobodan Simic
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At least a part of it
In order to make Intel's IDF 2011 parade a bit more sour, AMD announced that its yet to be released FX-8150 CPU was already overclocked to 8.429GHz, which earned the company the Guinness World Record for the highest achieved frequency.

AMD's own Sami Maekinen as well as Brian Mclachlan, Pete Hardman and Aaron Schradin had some fun with AMD's eight-core FX-8150 CPU. Just for reference, previous best AMD record was set at 7378.25MHz with the Phenom II 955 Black Edition. Of course, if you take a look at the CPU-Z screenshots, you will notice that the score was achieved with only two out of eight cores, but it is still an impressive result.

The CPU was ticking at 8429.38MHz (271.92x31) at 2.016V and overclocking was done on Asus' Crosshair V Formula motherboard with 2GB of Corsair RAM. Of course, we are talking about high-level overclocking with liquid helium, which isn't quite your ordinary overclocking material.

The record was scored back on August 31st but AMD managed to keep it a secret and "decided" to break the news today. Of course, the overclocking was done on an engineering sample and we are yet to see those CPUs in stores. October is the date we keep hearing, at least for now.

You can check out the video below and find more info here.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 17:01

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+8 #1 eddman 2011-09-13 17:13
That's some speed. Hopefully bulldozer can compete with sandy bridge performance wise. I wanted to buy a new PC with a sandy bridge CPU but man they are expensive. A strong AMD will force Intel to drop its prices. We buyers will be the true winners.
 
 
+7 #2 dan 2011-09-13 17:16
Bulldozer should be able to clock higher than Stars or Sandy, it has a deeper pipeline.
 
 
0 #3 jguernsey 2011-09-13 17:31
Quoting eddman:
That's some speed. Hopefully bulldozer can compete with sandy bridge performance wise. I wanted to buy a new PC with a sandy bridge CPU but man they are expensive. A strong AMD will force Intel to drop its prices. We buyers will be the true winners.


The pre release price for an 8150 is $266 vs $219 for 2500K. What is your complaint about expenses?
 
 
+1 #4 romulous 2011-09-13 17:35
I like playing with paper too :P . Lets wait for the benchies when the cpus are in everyone's hands.
 
 
+2 #5 fuadzilla 2011-09-13 17:38
boycott intel. then they'll behave. intel likes to play dirty. screw em.
 
 
0 #6 Alterecho 2011-09-13 18:09
Wow! Is this how they liquid cool stuff? Around 1:24, it looked like a frankenstein movie.

I'd be sent out if i do such stuff at home, though.
 
 
-6 #7 The blue fox 2011-09-13 19:25
Well it is impressive. I don't think it should be the new world record, as it was not able to do it with all core's enabled.
 
 
-6 #8 eddman 2011-09-13 19:30
Quoting jguernsey:
The pre release price for an 8150 is $266 vs $219 for 2500K. What is your complaint about expenses?

You can't compare an 8-core CPU to a 4-core one.

EDIT: OK, I get it now. It's actually 4 cores. That 8-core thing is more like hyper-threading, although at hardware level.
 
 
0 #9 recalc_task_prio 2011-09-13 19:46
From the link:

"We also achieved clock frequencies well above 5GHz using only air or sub-$100 water cooling solutions."
 
 
-1 #10 dicobalt 2011-09-13 20:01
Two cores at 8.429GHz? Don't forget Bulldozer uses two cores to a module. Those two cores aren't really two complete cores. Then again when breaking clock records it is a perfectly acceptable practice to only overclock one core.
 

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