Overclockers Take AMD A10-5800K APU to 7.87 GHz

Gigabyte's 'The Killers' team, which consisted of HiCookie, S.Dougal and John Lam, used a F2A85X-UP4 motherboard and demonstrated the CPU at an AMD Extreme OC show November 20 in Taipei. "We are extremely excited with this OC result because the F2A85X-UP4 is the first motherboard from Gigabyte to use our new Ultra Durable 5 technology - so the OC record is a testament to the high caliber of components that we use on our products," said Henry Kao, vice president of the company's Motherboard Business Unit, in a prepared statement.

Gigabyte said that The Killers also overclocked an AMD FX8350 processor to 8.47 GHz on a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 board.

 

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  • wanderer11
    I would really like to see a single benchmark from one of these overclocks to see how much of a difference this makes. Until then it is just a number in a cpuz screenshot.
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  • twelve25
    deadlockedworldSo that makes it as fast as ... a sandy bridge i3?


    A10 is already faster than i3 at most things at stock speed.
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  • dscudella
    Most of you are missing the point. This has nothing to do with trying to prove that AMD OC's better than Intel or that they're faster. This was a show of skill by the Overclocking team that did it, to prove they could do it.

    In a real world setup this is not possible as I'm sure EXTREME cooling measures were in place. Liquid Nitrogen being #1. This just shows that anything is possible.

    Good article.
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  • yialanliu
    That's cool and all that, but can it run Crysis? as in, did they double the graphics core speed as well? Which would rock!

    I had to...sorry haha
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  • wanderer11
    I would really like to see a single benchmark from one of these overclocks to see how much of a difference this makes. Until then it is just a number in a cpuz screenshot.
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  • weaselman
    Take a close look at the bus speed though, it may be ok to clock a cpu up to or close to 8Ghz but it wont do much with a bus speed of 128Mhz or a front side bus of 129Mhz. bottle neck.
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