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.

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  • ross_mitchell
    lol, bulldozer supports more instruction sets than cpuz can display.
  • flclkun
    This just in: It's still shit
  • dragonsqrrl
    This was achieved with only one of the four modules active. And the only validation required for the overclock was a boot-up into windows and CPU-Z. No further stability or burn-in tests were done. While this is cool and all, I think its relevance is relatively limited, even as extreme overclocking goes.

    What gets me far more interested is an extreme, fully-stable overclock on a fully functioning processor (yes, these do exist).
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  • fomoz
    Did he pass 20 runs of LinX?
  • flclkun
    This just in: It's still shit
  • randomstar
    Yep. at 8ghz the thing still cannot keep up with a stock SB i7 2700..