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AMD pushes FX-8150 to 8.429GHz (Video )
Fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 13 September 2011 16:51 | Slobodan Simic

Posted on 09/13/2011 1:38:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

amd_FXSeries

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

(Excerpt) Read more at fudzilla.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: amd; ati; fx8150; hitech; intel; nvidia

1 posted on 09/13/2011 1:38:07 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce

fyi


2 posted on 09/13/2011 1:39:57 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: NormsRevenge; Marine_Uncle; blam; SunkenCiv
Competition continues.

Video server seems to be swamped....

3 posted on 09/13/2011 1:44:53 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Hey, Intel; We’ll see your 3.4 GHz and raise you 5.2 GHz”

That’s gonna leave a mark.


4 posted on 09/13/2011 2:00:50 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
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.

In related news, Microsoft has announced their follow-on operating system Windows 8 that will require a minimum 10 GHz processor in order to keep boot times under 5 minutes...

5 posted on 09/13/2011 2:04:21 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I am able to get 3.4Ghz stable out of my Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz
I needed an aftermarket cooler of course.

Some guys re able to get 3.6+ out of a Q6600.
But whatever, 3.4 made for a big cost savings when i built this PC a few years back.

Now if only i had liquid nitrogen....


6 posted on 09/13/2011 2:25:35 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Hodar
This may be a different event!

From HardOCP:

Bulldozer Processor Overclocking Preview

7 posted on 09/13/2011 2:30:02 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Of course, clock speed is only part of what makes a cpu fast. The number of cores it has, how many pipelines, branch prediction capability, on-die cache etc. are equally important factors.


8 posted on 09/13/2011 2:31:36 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sweet :)

The only reason I OC my CPU is because I can’t get all 6 cores functioning without it (3% OC)..

I really wish AMD took over nVidia instead of ATI.. ATI has been nothing but trouble. I am pushing 2 nVidia cards.. wish I could find a better cooling system for the vid cards.. impossible here though :/


9 posted on 09/13/2011 2:40:15 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Yo-Yo; Hodar; mowowie
More at HardOCP...guess it happened today...:

AMD "Bulldozer" FX Model 8150 CPU Overclocking Preview

Discussion Forum could be interesting!

10 posted on 09/13/2011 2:44:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Read Further happened a couple of weeks ago....:

direct link to the Forum

***********************************EXCERPT*********************************************

Today, 07:54 AM

Kyle_BennettHardOCP Editor-in-Chief, 14.3 Years
 
Status: Kyle_Bennett is online now  
AMD "Bulldozer" FX Model 8150 CPU Overclocking Preview @ [H]

AMD "Bulldozer" FX Model 8150 CPU Overclocking Preview - If you are wondering how well the new AMD FX CPU will overclock, you are not alone. AMD let us have some behind-the-scenes access a couple of weeks ago and is now allowing us to show off the results. We shot a lot of video and show you AMD FX overclocking on water, phase change, and liquid nitrogen.

11 posted on 09/13/2011 2:52:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Bikkuri

I Believe it was AMD that Bought ATI.

Nvidia is still their own company if i remember.

Fine by me though.
I’m an Intel and Nvidia guy.
I don’t need no AMD/ATI hassles.


12 posted on 09/13/2011 3:00:17 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The only speed that interests me is feet per second at the muzzle.


13 posted on 09/13/2011 3:07:32 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Don’t clock and especially bus speeds of 4 and up create unavoidable radio interference?


14 posted on 09/13/2011 3:17:16 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: mowowie

Yeah, that’s what I meant.. that AMD took over ATI.. I hate ATI :p


15 posted on 09/13/2011 3:22:56 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Bikkuri

I’ve got an AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition, and tried to get the other two cores working, but it bluescreens right off, even with all four cores underclocked.

You got the extra cores working by overclocking?


16 posted on 09/13/2011 4:31:38 PM PDT by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So I guess I will have to purchase Dewars of liquid nitrogen along with my next PC purchase....heheh..


17 posted on 09/13/2011 4:41:14 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Monitor
Yes, it was the only way (that I've found so far) that I could activate the 'Turbo'..

MoBo: ASUS  M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

The manual is in Japanese (of course).. I guess I could look up the online version ;)

What I had to do was boot into BIOS and allow it to use the AUTO OC..  I then saved the profile for future resets.

I was actually able to tweak it once (with factory RAM settings and speed.. but I had a power outage that screwed it up.. I haven't been able to do that again. (I prefer normal speed over OCing.. less problems and longer use)




18 posted on 09/13/2011 5:12:41 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; martin_fierro; ShadowAce; Swordmaker

Thanks Ernest_at_the_Beach.
Of course, we are talking about high-level overclocking with liquid helium, which isn't quite your ordinary overclocking material.
Most of us on FR use solid helium, so, there. ;') Eight cores, nice, gotta wonder though what kind of yield they'll get when it goes into production, and whether there will be microcode bugs.


19 posted on 09/13/2011 5:15:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Bikkuri; mowowie; Monitor

Not too important, but you did say that. :’) — “I really wish AMD took over nVidia instead of ATI...”

Intel’s had nVidia in its crosshairs for a couple of years, and not in a good, takeover way. Intel’s been pushing its own, integrated graphics processing, which is one reason; the other reason is nVidia’s flirting with the CPU market. The GPU makers have that very-multi-core expertise that should be helpful in CPU design particularly for mobile computing.

The AMD takeover of ATI was done to compete with / one-up Intel vis-a-vis integrated graphics. And nVidia had problems with melting solder on some of its designs in the past few years. It’s probably just a matter of a year or few before nVidia has to find a buyer.


20 posted on 09/13/2011 5:27:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

The density on the silicon has gone way, way up, and the extra techniques (besides the inevitable reduction in power requirements) used to avoid said noise helps overclockers as well.

I think...


21 posted on 09/13/2011 5:32:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Out of the MANY vid cards I’ve been through.. I have had 4 or 5 ATIs.. and every one of them fried within a month :/

nVidia cards, on the other hand, haven’t given me probs at all (for the last 10 or so years).. just normal wear and tear. I usually update my cards every 2-4 years, and I’ve only had 1 that went bad (was about 5 years ago).

I prefer AMD over Intel, so that is why I wish that AMD had nVidia... it would make it a bit more compatible, not that I have any real trouble with my setup now.. but I think, since they are made for each other (AMD/ATI), it would improve performance.

Oh well, we have to adapt as the tech scene changes..

:^)


22 posted on 09/13/2011 5:42:07 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Monitor

BTW, what MoBo do you have.. I will look up some info and see if I can find something to help you out ;^)


23 posted on 09/13/2011 5:44:46 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Bikkuri
BTW, what MoBo do you have.. I will look up some info and see if I can find something to help you out ;^)

Appreciated! I have an Asus M4A79XTD EVO.

24 posted on 09/13/2011 8:38:46 PM PDT by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Monitor

Have you flashed to the newest BIOS for your MoBo?
If not, you should do that first.
(Is your CPU 125w or 140w?)
Also, do you know what make and model (wattage) your Power Unit is?

After you make sure you have the latest BIOS, check to make sure these 2 options are set:

Ec firmware [hybrid]
Acc [auto]


25 posted on 09/13/2011 8:58:43 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Bikkuri

Thanks Bikkuri!


26 posted on 09/14/2011 3:31:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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