Skip to comments.AMD pushes FX-8150 to 8.429GHz (Video )
Posted on 09/13/2011 1:38:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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
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Video server seems to be swamped....
“Hey, Intel; We’ll see your 3.4 GHz and raise you 5.2 GHz”
That’s gonna leave a mark.
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...
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....
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.
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 :/
Discussion Forum could be interesting!
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.
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.
The only speed that interests me is feet per second at the muzzle.
Don’t clock and especially bus speeds of 4 and up create unavoidable radio interference?
Yeah, that’s what I meant.. that AMD took over ATI.. I hate ATI :p
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?
So I guess I will have to purchase Dewars of liquid nitrogen along with my next PC purchase....heheh..
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)
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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]
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