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AMD's Bulldozer Pushed to 8.46 GHz, Breaks Own Record

AMD's Bulldozer has the honor of being in the Guinness Book of World Records for achieving the Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor.

The record set on August 31, 2011, in Austin, Texas by "Team AMD FX," a group comprised of overclocking specialists working alongside top AMD technologists, reached 8.429 GHz, breaking the previous record of 8.308 GHz.

Now that Bulldozer is available for public consumption, an overclocker named Andre Yang claims to have pushed the chip to 8.462 GHz. He did so with a core voltage of 1.992V on an Asus Crosshair V Formula motherboard.

Somebody call Guinness.

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.
  • fomoz
    Did he pass 20 runs of LinX?
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  • flclkun
    This just in: It's still shit
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  • randomstar
    Yep. at 8ghz the thing still cannot keep up with a stock SB i7 2700..
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  • tical2399
    IDC what kinda insane speeds they got it up to in a controlled environment, the fact that my old 1st gen I7 920 still outperforms it in certain things equals fail for these chips.
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  • ozzy702
    flclkunThis just in: It's still shit
    ^ This. It needs to run at 5.5-6ghz to come close to SB in per core speed. In five years when all the software is written to utilize 8 threads it'll do just fine, until then it's a flop flop flop.
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  • ross_mitchell
    lol, bulldozer supports more instruction sets than cpuz can display.
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  • phatbuddha79
    who cares about the faildozer anymore...?
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  • geekapproved
    Until software like Windows 7 can actually recognize BD's architecture and knows where and when to place the threads in order, it's not going to look good compared to Intel chips. FACT.
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  • I find this humoristic.
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  • TheWhiteRose000
    It can't Handle Crysis, why bother.
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