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.

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