AMD FX octa-core sets record overclocking by attaining 8.429 GHz

By | September 14, 2011

AMD announced it has achieved the Guin­ness World Record for the “Highest Fre­quency of a Com­puter Pro­cessor,” by over­clock­ing the upcom­ing 8‑core AMD FX desktop pro­cessor. The record was set Aug. 31, 2011, in Aus­tin, Texas, by “Team AMD FX,” a group of elite over­clock­ing spe­cial­ists reached 8.429GHz on an 8‑core desktop CPU sur­passed the pre­vi­ous record of 8.308GHz.

8.429 GHz was achieved using a base clock of 271.92 MHz with 31.0X mul­ti­pli­er. Cool­ing was taken care by a cus­tom liquid-nitro­gen setup. The team used liquid nitro­gen and switched to liquid heli­um halfway, which has a lower boil­ing point.

You can see the detailed CPUZ screen shot.

AMD FX World Record 8.429GHz

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