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AMD Bulldozer Speed Record Broken Again at 8.58GHz

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.

  • goatsetung
    Is a liquid nitrogen overclock usable? No. Then it's not interesting other than as a gimmick.
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  • SmileyTPB1
    I'm waiting for the first stupid "But can it play Crysis?" comment
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  • Lyden
    No one cares.
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  • wcarthurii
    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
    SmileyTPB1I'm waiting for the first stupid "But can it play Crysis?" comment
    wish granted! =D
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  • ojas
    SmileyTPB1I'm waiting for the first stupid "But can it play Crysis?" comment
    Can it play Dave? :p
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  • AbdullahG
    And it's power consumption?
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  • ojas
    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
    LydenNo one cares.Damn, beat me to it
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  • secolliyn
    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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