Sunday, October 7th 2012

A10-5800K Cracks 7.30 GHz in Overclocking Feat

Apparently, AMD wasn't exaggerating with its 6.50 GHz over LN2 claim for its A10-5800K APU. Overclocker GASBK_TW achieved 7317.74 MHz clock-speed for the A10-5800K, with a base clock of 118.03 MHz, multiplier of 62x, and a staggering 1.956V core voltage. The APU was cooled by liquid nitrogen. Other key components include Biostar Hi-Fi A85X motherboard, 4 GB of G.Skill DDR3-1600 MHz memory, and discrete Radeon HD 7700 series GPU. The CPUID validation can be found here.

Source: PC Games Hardware
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48 Comments on A10-5800K Cracks 7.30 GHz in Overclocking Feat

#1
Phusius
so cool... i bet it can max witcher 2 yo...
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#2
Zubasa
by: Phusius
so cool... i bet it can max witcher 2 yo...
That is not the point ;)
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#3
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Wow almost 2v on the cpu...
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#4
damric
Hell yeah. Glad to see these piledriver cores can tank voltage like the bulldozer can.
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#6
eidairaman1
by: eidairaman1
near what an Athlon XP was able to take
lets compare this to Bulldozer at 8GHz
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#7
Enmity
Nice to see theyve acbieved this with 2 cores enabled rather than the usual single active cpre oc feat. Good shit, needed an ass load of volts though! Haha
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eidairaman1
by: Enmity
Nice to see theyve acbieved this with 2 cores enabled rather than the usual single active cpre oc feat. Good shit, needed an ass load of volts though! Haha
the AMDs have been able to take the volts since the Athlon 462 Days
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#9
joyman
Nice to see that Biostar mobo was up to the task also. Great combination, I think I know what will be my next multimedia combo :)
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#10
BazookaJoe
Yes, OK, I get that it is cool that we have pushed silicon this far - but am I the only one who just does not care anymore about bu11$h!t overclocking feats that are accomplished under completely unsustainable and downright ridiculous conditions, that could not possibly be used outside of an overclocking contest and bear no fruit for any other application what so ever?

Again I get it - woo! something functionally useless ran really fast for a very short time in an utterly unsustainable environment, and does not in any way represent how the equipment will or ever even COULD actually perform in the real world.

Like land speed testing a rocket car - yay it went fast - it's still completely useless...

...Unless one day the key to stopping the alien invasion is moving a rely small object across a Nevada salt flat in 20 seconds...
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#11
joyman
In computer area perhaps extreme tests does not have any practical value, but in speed tests there are many things that are designed just to accommodate this test. Like the tires - do you know that regular tires cannot rotate with that speed ? They will burst before any record can be achieved. Many other things also has to be precisely thought trough - aerodynamics, fuel mix, engine cooling and many more. This things push the science further. If there was no maximalism in humanity - perhaps inventions would stop after the wheel(which is the most important discovery in human history to date).
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#13
nINJAkECIL
by: BazookaJoe
Yes, OK, I get that it is cool that we have pushed silicon this far - but am I the only one who just does not care anymore about bu11$h!t overclocking feats that are accomplished under completely unsustainable and downright ridiculous conditions, that could not possibly be used outside of an overclocking contest and bear no fruit for any other application what so ever?

Again I get it - woo! something functionally useless ran really fast for a very short time in an utterly unsustainable environment, and does not in any way represent how the equipment will or ever even COULD actually perform in the real world.

Like land speed testing a rocket car - yay it went fast - it's still completely useless...

...Unless one day the key to stopping the alien invasion is moving a rely small object across a Nevada salt flat in 20 seconds...
I'll get you a benchmark on that speed if you're willing to do an infinite looping of 3DM11/hyperpi/cinebench/etc 24/7 for a full 365 days.
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#14
repman244
by: BazookaJoe
Yes, OK, I get that it is cool that we have pushed silicon this far - but am I the only one who just does not care anymore about bu11$h!t overclocking feats that are accomplished under completely unsustainable and downright ridiculous conditions, that could not possibly be used outside of an overclocking contest and bear no fruit for any other application what so ever?

Again I get it - woo! something functionally useless ran really fast for a very short time in an utterly unsustainable environment, and does not in any way represent how the equipment will or ever even COULD actually perform in the real world.

Like land speed testing a rocket car - yay it went fast - it's still completely useless...

...Unless one day the key to stopping the alien invasion is moving a rely small object across a Nevada salt flat in 20 seconds...
A land speed record is useless eh? Then everything on this world is useless. Did you ever think about how much engineering goes into something like that (or an airplane or whatever)?
As a matter of fact, extremes push the limits of materials and engineers make them better and better and in the end we all profit from it (aircraft aluminium etc.).
Records aren't about being useful, it's about pushing the limits of materials and engineering and the engineers try to make them better (which translates into normal priced materials being better).
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#15
blibba
by: Enmity
Nice to see theyve acbieved this with 2 cores enabled rather than the usual single active cpre oc feat. Good shit, needed an ass load of volts though! Haha
This is a dual-module CPU with one module disabled. Individual integer cores cannot be disabled - otherwise I'm sure they would have done.
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#16
Dj-ElectriC
I would like to see some HD7660D Performance under LN2, that would be cool
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#17
Vinska
by: blibba
This is a dual-module CPU with one module disabled. Individual integer cores cannot be disabled - otherwise I'm sure they would have done.
For the record, I can disable individual ones on my 'dozer. To the point where I have only one integer unit running.
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#18
Konceptz
by: BazookaJoe
Yes, OK, I get that it is cool that we have pushed silicon this far - but am I the only one who just does not care anymore about bu11$h!t overclocking feats that are accomplished under completely unsustainable and downright ridiculous conditions, that could not possibly be used outside of an overclocking contest and bear no fruit for any other application what so ever?

Again I get it - woo! something functionally useless ran really fast for a very short time in an utterly unsustainable environment, and does not in any way represent how the equipment will or ever even COULD actually perform in the real world.

Like land speed testing a rocket car - yay it went fast - it's still completely useless...

...Unless one day the key to stopping the alien invasion is moving a rely small object across a Nevada salt flat in 20 seconds...
You missed the point by a long shot.......if it can overclock like that where cooling isn't an issue, imagine what these things can do on a high end air/water setup........not to mention this is a $129.99 chip.....
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#19
3870x2
by: Konceptz
You missed the point by a long shot.......if it can overclock like that where cooling isn't an issue, imagine what these things can do on a high end air/water setup........not to mention this is a $129.99 chip.....
+1.

This does prove a point: This chip has enthusiast level overclockability. We aren't going to get it to 7.3, but we might get it to 5. This gives us hope that atleast we can do out own testing at higher clocks.
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#20
nemesis.ie
Shouldn't it be UNDER LN2 not over? :)
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#21
ensabrenoir
.....:wtf:......Is it by design or accident that Amd can build great things for acute situations and bland things for general purpose.....must bring balance to the force amd ...must bring balance....
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#22
Konceptz
by: 3870x2
+1.

This does prove a point: This chip has enthusiast level overclockability. We aren't going to get it to 7.3, but we might get it to 5. This gives us hope that atleast we can do out own testing at higher clocks.
Take my situation for example, the PC in my sig(qx9770, 4g ddr2,780i board), I've given to my brother...he doesn't game at all. $129.99 for the apu, and maybe $150 for a decent board, and he is upgraded.I already have 4GB of DDR3 laying around. I'll be migrating the drives over from the old system to the new and he'll be more then content and that's all for less then $300 and i'm guessing about a 4.5GHz overclock on air.
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#23
Super XP
Konceptz has it right. These AMD APU's are going sell like crazy.

Aggressive OC's such as this one pushes development, innovation, creativity, and so on. We are talking about an APU that can OC very well under air and water that costs under $200. WOW:eek:
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#24
faramir
by: Konceptz
Take my situation for example, the PC in my sig(qx9770, 4g ddr2,780i board), I've given to my brother...he doesn't game at all. $129.99 for the apu, and maybe $150 for a decent board, and he is upgraded.I already have 4GB of DDR3 laying around. I'll be migrating the drives over from the old system to the new and he'll be more then content and that's all for less then $300 and i'm guessing about a 4.5GHz overclock on air.
Not exactly an upgrade to move from QX9770 to A10-5800K, is it ? Unless of course you left your poor brother with HD5550 or a similar graphics card wannabe ;) Then again you mentioned he doesn't play games at all so I guess graphics is irrelevant.

The purchase makes sense for somebody who doesn't have a computer already or who has something completely obsolete (Pentium4 or something like that) but you'll be spending $300 to get exactly same level of performance ...
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#25
Konceptz
by: faramir
Not exactly an upgrade to move from QX9770 to A10-5800K, is it ? Unless of course you left your poor brother with HD5550 or a simialr graphics card ;)

The purchase makes sense for somebody who doesn't have a computer already or who has something completely obsolete (Pentium4 or something like that) but you'll be spending $300 to get exactly same level of performance ...
QX9770 is almost 4 generations old...its not even used on benchmarks anymore..It was considered fast then, but not anymore.
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