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

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.

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AMD FX World Record 8.429GHz

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