Saturday, October 29th 2011

AMD OC Record Broken, Still Powered by AMD FX-8150

In mid-September, earlier this year, a team of overclockers sponsored by AMD set a new Guinness Record for clock speed by a silicon processor, setting an AMD FX-8150 processor to run at a staggering 8429.38 MHz. If anything, the coveted Guinness Record feat helped cement the general notion that AMD FX processors are good at overclocking. Sadly, AMD's record didn't last long, with renowned overclocker Andre Yang breaking it with his 8461.51 MHz feat. At this point we don't know if Andre had Guinness covering his feat to he could officially break AMD's record. AMD wouldn't mind it at all, because the new record was set using an AMD FX-8150, too. Andre did it single-handed, or at least he is the only person in the "Submitted by" field on the CPU-Z Validation page.

According to the validation page, 8461.51 MHz was achieved using a base clock speed of 272.95 MHz, with 31.0X multiplier, and a brutal core voltage of 1.992V (almost 2 volts!). As with AMD's record feat, an ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard was used. A single 2 GB Corsair-made memory module was used doing 909.8 MHz (1818.16 MHz DDR) with timings of 9-9-9-24T. Like with AMD's feat, only two out of the FX-8150's eight cores were enabled. More details are awaited.
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110 Comments on AMD OC Record Broken, Still Powered by AMD FX-8150

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Many Thanks to Seronx for the tip.
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#2
DannibusX
I sense a great amount of hate about to be dropped in this thread.
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#3
nINJAkECIL
I'm wondering,at that speed and vcore, how much power that chip eats.
If only AMD could lower the tdp...
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#4
NC37
by: DannibusX
I sense a great amount of hate about to be dropped in this thread.
Aye, I fear this thread has awakened a sleeping monster. Well, we best build our bunkers and get right with Jesus.

*Imperial March plays*

Crap, too late...just run for it. Use women and children as decoys to slow them down!! :eek:
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#5
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Wonder when the records going to be over 9000....

Also there is a typo in the 2nd to last sentence in the first paragraph, seems "to" should be "so".
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#6
The Von Matrices
Maybe I'm harder to please than others, but it seems so small of an improvement that I'm not excited. It's only 0.38% (32 MHz) higher than the previous record. It's not like the previous record, which was about 150MHz higher than the one before it.
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#7
Fx
that is nice and all but I am still waiting further revisions before I buy. maybe even just pull the trigger on Piledriver since my 955 is doing just fine
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#9
Judas
Hehe nice voltage too :p
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#10
Damn_Smooth
by: Lionheart
Worlds fastest dual core ^_^
And 8 core, by default.
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#11
Hustler
Give it up AMD....Derpdozer's a pile of shit.
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#12
Dent1
by: Hustler
Give it up AMD....Derpdozer's a pile of shit.
If you READ the article you'd know the overclock was done by overclocker Andre Yang NOT AMD.
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#13
xBruce88x
by: Lionheart
Worlds fastest dual core ^_^
hmm... isn't it technically hyper-threaded? considering the way its broken into "modules".

I wonder if it uses less power/tdp overclocked that way than it does at stock with all core/modules running
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#14
Hustler
by: Dent1
If you READ the article you'd know the overclock was done by overclocker Andre Yang NOT AMD.
..lol, so what.

The Bulldozer range is still a pile of shit and should never have been brought to market in its current state.
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#15
Dent1
by: Hustler
..lol, so what.

The Bulldozer range is still a pile of shit and should never have been brought to market in its current state.
Maybe the Bulldozer is a pile of shit, but that isnt my point.

I'm saying your initial post insinuated that AMD should "give it up". When AMD had nothing to do with this OC record.
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#16
dicobalt
Even a Pentium 4 can run at 8GHz when you use super cooled liquids. It's hard to care about an overclock that isn't 24/7 stable, isn't using all cores, and doesn't have a sustainable cooling system.
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#17
NC37
by: dicobalt
Even a Pentium 4 can run at 8GHz when you use super cooled liquids. It's hard to care about an overclock that isn't 24/7 stable, isn't using all cores, and doesn't have a sustainable cooling system.
Intel will reach a wall with extreme cold so no matter how cold you get it or fast you push it, they just can't technically do it as well as AMD can due to AMD engineering to handle such low temps. But outside of testing or maybe scientific environments, not a feature the regular consumer will ever use.

But this is all irrelevant. We'll eventually get new design materials in mass production and finally see clocks much much higher than any of this. Been a lot of promising research over the past decade that is being put towards this.
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#18
Easo
Bulldozer this, Bulldozer that. Common, for most PC users Bulldozer is realy fast and cheap CPU with 8 cores to brag around friends, who understands nothing about CPUs.

And gratz to the OC guy with his record!
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#19
naoan
Gratz!

Now bench that.
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#20
entropy13
This is amazing! You have to disable 6 "cores"! You only use one 2GB stick! What a great feat!
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#21
newfellow
As far I recall a 10Ghz was planned ahead on corps while they decided to go to threading.

It's sad to see what we have to deal with today, it's still a one hell of an score there.
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#22
happita
I wonder if the performance is hindered by not incorporating the Hi-k Metal Gate process in this generation of CPUs. I know that they are supposed to finally make the jump with Piledriver when they come out. Intel's been using HKMG I think for 2 or 3 generations now, and it's been sucessful thus far. Hurry up and get the lead out AMD!! Show Intel that you can work fast too...:rolleyes:
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#24
Derek12
Without benchmark or stability test, this is useless IMO.
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#25
Syborfical
by: Dent1
Maybe the Bulldozer is a pile of shit, but that isnt my point.

I'm saying your initial post insinuated that AMD should "give it up". When AMD had nothing to do with this OC record.
Sorry I had to be rude but I fixed this for you
Bulldozer is an epic pile of steaming shit.
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