AMD Video Shows Dragon OC'ing, Skateboarding

Throughout March and April we ran our AMD CPU Virtual Overclocking competition. Our winner “Gomeler” ran his AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8 GHz CPU all the way up to 5.16 GHz using a 240 MHz bus speed and 21.5x multiplier. Our first winner “V2-V3” was able to take his AMD Phenom II X4 940 (3 GHz) to a chart-topping 5.6 GHz using a 275 MHz bus speed and 20.5x multiplier.

Want to see some more extreme overclocking? Overclocker Chew* is the subject of an AMD video and he shows off Dragon Technology overclocking with a stock AMD Phenom II X4 955 (3.2 GHz) cooled using air, phase, dry ice, and liquid nitrogen.

Chew* used a Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P as his reference platform and was able to achieve some pretty amazing frequencies. Gigabyte has been touting its Ultra Durable 3 (UD) platform a lot recently. Even during our own overclocking exhibition, one of the overclockers ended up switching from an Asus board to a Gigabyte board in order to achieve better overclocking stability.

Chew* was able to take his the CPU to 4515 MHz on air cooling, 5167 MHz on dry ice, and 6405 MHz on liquid nitrogen.

Click here to see the overclocking in action, along with some mild mannered skateboard tricks.

Look for our own video and results with AMD coming soon!

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • blackpanther26
    Nice overclock they have there on air. But I don't think I acually liked to video that much. It was too confusing to follow.
  • joejamesatou
    Awesome!!! I love to skateboard!!! I love to oc my AMD!!! I love to oc my dragon while skateboarding!!! I'm kick ass!!!I'm still slower than a stock Core i7!!!
  • roofus
    Leave it to AMD. Great product and marketing that stinks. I guess some things never change.
  • Tedders
    Please, someone from THG fix that first comment thing. I know you are working on it...but hurry ;)
    LOL i skateboard... and i err sort of overclock maybe they can put me in the next video?
  • tipoo
    I love the Dragon platform emblem, they should make some cool wallpapers from it.
  • ravenware
    "Makeup and stickers and ponies and!"
  • neiroatopelcc
    4.5 on air? well done! Thought that was only possible with an e8xx
  • Skateboarding? You can skateboard on these things now ??

    Where do the wheels go?
  • lemonade4
    This video is almost troll-like with the music and skateboarding.