We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

AMD breaks world record with overclocked chip

AMD FX CPU reached a top speed of 8.429Ghz

AMD has broken the world record for the Highest frequency of a computer processor' after it overclocked one of its chips.

The AMD FX CPU, which is due to be launched in Q4 of this year, reached a speed of 8.429GHz, beating the previous record of 8.308GHz. The record was set on August 31, in Austin, Texas, by a group of overclocking specialists and AMD technologists.

"The record-breaking processor speed that resides in the AMD FX CPU clearly demonstrates performance gains for the new AMD 'Bulldozer' multi-core architecture, which will provide x86 computing power for this CPU and future AMD Accelerated Processing Units," said Chris Cloran, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Group at AMD.

"Along with world-record frequencies, the AMD FX processor will enable an unrivaled enthusiast PC experience for the money – extreme multi-display gaming, mega-tasking and HD content creation."

AMD's achievement has gained them an entry in Guinness World Records.

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/

IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy S6 release date, features and specs rumours: When will the Galaxy S6 come out?

IDG UK Sites

Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

IDG UK Sites

Free rocket & space sounds: NASA launches archive of interstellar audio on SoundCloud

IDG UK Sites

iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests, beautiful...