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Clock Frequency: 3.6 GHz, Multiplier: 18x, CPU Voltage: 1.116 V

AMD's Bulldozer Architecture: Overclocking Efficiency Explored
By , Achim Roos

In light of the fact that pursuing higher clocks seemed to have such a negative effect on efficiency, let's go the other direction. We came up with the idea of undervolting our CPU at its stock settings and hit pay dirt. As our benchmarks show, the system achieves its best efficiency score when the clocks are untouched and CPU voltage is reduced.

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