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AMD Breaks Speed Record With 8.429 GHz Overclock

While we're happy to be chugging along with our computers where you can count the gigahertz on a single hand, AMD's gone and broken a Guinness World Record for speeds reached with its upcoming Bulldozer chip.

Just how fast did the expert overclockers crank Bulldozer? 8.429 GHz. That breaks the previous record of 8.308 GHz.

The record was set on August 31, 2011, in Austin, Texas, by “Team AMD FX,” a group comprised of elite overclocking specialists working alongside top AMD technologists, who will also be named in the Guinness World Records.

“We applaud AMD for their entry into Guinness World Records for achieving the Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor,” said Freddie Hoff, adjudicator for Guinness World Records, who is presenting the award today at the AMD Fusion Zone, a technology showcase in San Francisco, Calif. “We congratulate everyone involved in this record-breaking achievement.”

  • dogman_1234
    Sold! To dogman_1234!
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  • wintermint
    If there's time to beat the guiness world record overclock speed with bulldozer... why isn't there "time" to release some benchmarks for us consumers to see if it's worth the wait?

    Generally the lack of Bulldozer implies that the product is not as good as it said it should be. No, I'm not an Intel fanboy.. I'm looking forward to bulldozer myself :P
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  • duk3
    That's pretty fast.
    Still haven't seen my 10ghz 1 core processor yet
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  • beenthere
    Pretty cool like minus 223C !
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  • SteelCity1981
    Eat your heart out Intel.
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  • kilo_17
    Imagine Folding with that CPU, I bet the PPD would be insane :D
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  • acasel
    a 5ghz bulldozer on air would be nice to run every day :)

    amd and bulldozer ftw!
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  • Benihana
    SteelCity1981Eat your heart out Intel.Their record was set with 2 cores / 2 threads. So far, nacho_arroyo has gotten 7.1GHz with 6 cores / 12 threads. That the Intel 7.1GHz eats the 8.4GHz AMD for breakfast. Not to mention that the 980X debuted well over a year ago, and is still going strong. :)
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  • Benihana
    Forgot the damn link:

    http://www.overclocking-tv.com/content/news/10875/nacho_arroyo-break-the-7-1ghz-barrier-again/
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  • beenthere
    Ferchrissakes folks stop whining... Bulldozer benches will be availalbe in a few week. Jeeesssh.
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