AMD's A10-5800K Trinity APU Overclocked to 7.3 GHz
That didn't take long.
AMD's Trinity APUs have barely been on the market for a week but it seems that was more than enough time for enthusiasts to overclock the A10-5800K model to an impressive 7.3GHz.
MSI announced the news via a press release, boasting that its FM2-A85XA-G65 was part of the record-setting equation:
"Featuring MSI's new DigitALL power design with Military Class III components, the FM2-A85XA-G65 was able to smash the current limit and set an astonishing 7.384 GHz clock speed," the company said in a release posted to Hexus. "This all was made possible with high-tech liquid nitrogen cooling of MSI's the newly released processor from AMD and outstanding engineering work on the FM2-A85XA-G65 mainboard."
PCGamesHardware.de reports that two of the A10-5800K's four cores were disabled in order to achieve the 7.3177 GHz clock speed (along with a healthy dose of liquid nitrogen cooling). Be sure to check out our full review of AMD's Trinity APUs. As Chris wrote last week, the A10-5800K packs four cores clocked to 3.8Ghz - 4.2GHz and is priced at $122.