Bulldozer Does It Again: Overclocked to 8.58GHzby Kristian Vättö on November 3, 2011 7:45 AM EST
Last week, we reported that Andre Yang had managed to overclock AMD's FX-8150 CPU to 8.46GHz, breaking the former record set by AMD. Andre Yang has now been able to break his own record by roughly 120MHz, which is fairly notable increase given that the previous record he set was only 30MHz greater than the record before that. The new world record is 8584.8MHz to be exact, 123.3MHz greater than the previous. The record is not official yet, though, as it has not appeared in CPU-Z's validation database.
Andre used the same Crosshair V Formula motherboard and the only difference seems to be the higher core voltage, which was 2.076V in the new record (1.992V in the old one). Andre used liquid nitrogen for cooling, so even higher overclocks could be achieved with liquid helium, which liquefies at -269 Celsius while it's -196 Celsius for nitrogen in atmosphere pressure. Bulldozer's upcoming B3 stepping could also improve the overclock-ability, possibly making 9GHz plausible.
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XZerg - Thursday, November 3, 2011 - linkPost some real performance numbers too to droll at otherwise just another thrash-talk...
Articuno - Thursday, November 3, 2011 - linkMaybe if they get it to 12GHz it'll actually be able to equal the 2500k. /sarcasm
tiro_uspsss - Thursday, November 3, 2011 - linkthat an AMD CPU should get closer to the 10Ghz that Netburst promised..
JarredWalton - Thursday, November 3, 2011 - linkAh, but NetBurst was from 2000 or so, and it was retired in 2006. I would guess that had Intel kept pushing with NetBurst and transitioned to 45nm and now 32nm, they too could be hitting ~8.5GHz while sucking down a ton of power. Still not sure what AMD was thinking with this long pipeline for Bulldozer. :-\
rns.sr71 - Thursday, November 3, 2011 - linkthe pipeline is longer than phenom 2, yes, but it isn't any longer than SB.
there are just a lot of other issues that are limiting performance.
Arnulf - Friday, November 4, 2011 - linkAny numbers to back this up ? I don't think AMD has spilled the beans on particular details of Bulldozer architecture yet (unlike Intel does and AMD did for their previous architectures).
DigitalFreak - Thursday, November 3, 2011 - link8.58Ghz with only one core and liquid nitrogen. Call me when the system can actually be used for something at that speed.
prophet001 - Thursday, November 3, 2011 - linkYou can use it at that speed... you just have to do it really fast :-D
tulx - Thursday, November 3, 2011 - linkTwo cores.
hsew - Thursday, November 3, 2011 - linkOne Module