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AMD Bulldozer Speed Record Broken Again at 8.58GHz

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Maybe with liquid helium, he'll achieve ludicrous speed.

So, about that Guinness World Record-beating clock speed of 8.46 GHz we talked about last week – that's been beaten again.

The very same Andre Yang that achieved that remarkable speed has upped his efforts – and his AMD FX-8150's limits – to an astounding 8.58 GHz.

Yang kept the same Asus Crosshair V Formula motherboard, but this time he cranked the voltage up from 1.992V to 2.076V. This was also done with liquid nitrogen, so it's possible that there's still room for more with the even-more-effective liquid helium.

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    Lyden , November 5, 2011 6:20 PM
    No one cares.
  • 34 Hide
    goatsetung , November 5, 2011 6:05 PM
    Is a liquid nitrogen overclock usable? No. Then it's not interesting other than as a gimmick.
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    beayn , November 5, 2011 6:36 PM
    Jul. 26, 2000
    "Intel predicts 10GHz chips by 2011"

    fail.
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  • 34 Hide
    goatsetung , November 5, 2011 6:05 PM
    Is a liquid nitrogen overclock usable? No. Then it's not interesting other than as a gimmick.
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    SmileyTPB1 , November 5, 2011 6:16 PM
    I'm waiting for the first stupid "But can it play Crysis?" comment
  • 34 Hide
    Lyden , November 5, 2011 6:20 PM
    No one cares.
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    wcarthurii , November 5, 2011 6:20 PM
    But can it run Crysis?

    I mean realistically, this has no value. Why have a toilet plated in gold if you cant crap in it? No matter how high you OC, its on two of the 8 cores and it still would get smoked by a i7 2600k ocd to a usable 5ghz on ALL cores.

    Complete Gimmick
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    wcarthurii , November 5, 2011 6:21 PM
    SmileyTPB1I'm waiting for the first stupid "But can it play Crysis?" comment


    wish granted! =D
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    AbdullahG , November 5, 2011 6:25 PM
    And it's power consumption?
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    ojas , November 5, 2011 6:26 PM
    on a more nerdy note, at this rate, he might just end up making the mobo and processor superconducting. lol.
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    BigOlSillyGoose , November 5, 2011 6:29 PM
    LydenNo one cares.

    Damn, beat me to it
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    secolliyn , November 5, 2011 6:31 PM
    I totally agree it may be record breaking but it's not useable. No consumer will cool their computer with liquid nitrogen. Whats the best OC he can get with say good old liquid cooling? or Simple to use Air cooling, that's something I would really pay attention too and really be useful
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    beayn , November 5, 2011 6:36 PM
    Jul. 26, 2000
    "Intel predicts 10GHz chips by 2011"

    fail.
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    brothermist , November 5, 2011 6:36 PM
    I think the stick that is being used to beat this dead horse was broken a while ago. Leave the poor horse to R.I.P.
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    ribald , November 5, 2011 6:38 PM
    I bet a Sandy Bridged air cooled, OC'd to 4.8 GHz will out perform a 8.5 GHz Bulldozer at 8.5 GHz.
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    julius 85 , November 5, 2011 6:45 PM
    In other news...

    Bulldozer still sucks.
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    halcyon , November 5, 2011 6:58 PM
    ribaldI bet a Sandy Bridged air cooled, OC'd to 4.8 GHz will out perform a 8.5 GHz Bulldozer at 8.5 GHz.

    ...of course...and?
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    sublime2k , November 5, 2011 7:02 PM
    Aaaand it still sucks.
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    Anonymous , November 5, 2011 7:04 PM
    "I bet a Sandy Bridged air cooled, OC'd to 4.8 GHz will out perform a 8.5 GHz Bulldozer at 8.5 GHz."

    Actually, it won't, not even close. They both can OC to 4.8ghz, where they trade blows on many benchmarks, while everyone harps about a few benchmarks they regressed on vs Phenom II. Depending on what you use your computer for, Bulldozer may actually be a better CPU.

    "dunno, the way its looking the second gen 22nm's from intel may break 9GHz"

    Why would you assume that, it may have a cold bug other problem with extreme OCing? Even if it actually did, the people that are saying "who cares" now would magically find a way to care. Go look at the comments section from the last Tom's article where Intel broke an OC record, nothing but high-fives all the way around, even though it really is useless.
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    computertech82 , November 5, 2011 7:21 PM
    goatsetungIs a liquid nitrogen overclock usable? No. Then it's not interesting other than as a gimmick.


    Think that says it all. It really should be a race of how many instructions per second, then how many ghz you can go. It's like reving your engine, it might be cute, but if you only have one gear, you're not going very fast.
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    christop , November 5, 2011 7:22 PM
    I bet the chip had a 10 minutes life span. Kinda overrated with exotic cooling.
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