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AMD FX Sets Guinness Record for Clock Speed

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I think you mistake some people as intel fanboys, when really, this info really tells them nothing, and that's why they are not impressed. Most users care about what BD can do for THEM, 24/7, not what it can do for a handful of people, for a few minutes.

    If it overclocks to 60 GHz, but is slower than the 2600k, does it matter that it can hit 60 GHz?


    NOPE.

    This event should have been saved for the launch, IMHO, and that's MY personal issue with it. Again, AMD marketing missed out on a golden oppotunity. Done right, they could have sold a CPU to every single person at the event, but htey cannot, beucase the CPU is still unreleased.

    Great, a CPU that can set records...that isn't even for sale yet. I'd open up my wallet...but there's no point. And if htere's no point in me opening my wallet, there's no point in this news, IMHO.

    Don't get me wrong though, it's good to see high clocks.

    Of course, you also need to keep in mind that Guinness also has a record for the longest nipple hair. Yeah, that's where I want to be, next to the dude with the world's longest nipple hair!
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    wow, the next amd cpu on the list is at 117th
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    single core @ 8.4Ghz, now maybe cities xl will be playable... :roll::toast:
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    My personal view is that they showed this today because of IDF ;) No one is actually talking about it, all focus is on BD, more or less. It may be a "dirty" move but it's a dirty world we live in :)
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    i'm just hoping BD's performance is close to intels at a lower price.

    i'm rocking a Q9550 @ 4.1 and itching for an upgrade. i've never owned AMD and would like to support the underdog this time around.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Yeah, I get that. Why did they need to steal Intel's thunder? Are we a bunch of grade school kids throwing insults in the school yard? Because that's 100% the impression that AMD gives, if you want to take that angle. I just chose to ignore the chilish nature of doing this now during IDF.

    It's like AMD is mad that INtel has some attnetion, as is screaming for everyone to look at them. Um, really?

    Of course, beucase it's Simon, I expect as much, but I so hopes he grows up soon. He's agressive at times, for sure, but oh so much about the wrong things.

    I don't evne care how close to Intel BD is. it REALLY REALLY doesn't matter.

    I mean, you could say now, that BD sucks, and because they cannot beat them in performance, they had to beat them in clockspeed, which is meaningless if the performance doesn't match.


    THat said, these prelistings have me very excited. Cheap chips are cheap chips, and as long as the performance is ACCEPTABLE, it doesn't have to be the fastest thing on the planet. Just give me a good deal, and I'll sell, no problem.
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    Thats the way marketing works.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    No, that is how marketing is DONE, but not how it WORKS. Effective marketing is a psychologial thriller, that imprints intself permanently in your head, leaving scars.

    World records in computing are broken on a regular basis. No big deal, even AMD hints that there's more to come.


    Great.



    BORING.


    But great.:laugh:
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    We are talking about AMD. Marketing mission accomplished.
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    I disagree.



    I agree,

    The fact that this thread is nearly on page 4, and will probably end at page 10. And the fact that all the other enthusiast forums are talking about this overclocking record indicate that AMD's marketing is working.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    You know, the thing is, I love AMD, so stuff like this is really disappointing.


    I dunno, i think last time, when they actually advertized doing the live streams, around the world...was better, almost, but they were missing Macci. WHY CAN I NOT HAVE BOTH!:cry:


    :laugh: except that alot of the posts are my own.:laugh:

    Hmm. I guess.
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    Nice to know, but as some have said, AMD would have impressed me more personally, if they simply also did some overclocking with 8 cores at say 1.4V and acheived lets say 4.5gig stable on high end air. Nevertheless, like it or not it is a record, one I suspect that a few will try to beat pretty soon.
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    Correct (1 module in fact...).
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    This is marketing genius to the mainstream market. The average consumer doesn't know details, they hear world record speed and that's all they hear. It will stick with them. To add to that, they are stealing Intel's thunder. Time will tell, but I think that this could lead to some serious market share gain. Especially if they deliver a product that is competitive.
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    LOL I agree with you . And I would hate to be next to the guy with the worlds largest nipple hair too ! Or the guy with the worlds longest toe nail's ! GROSS ! :twitch:
    How can AMD keep missing the mark like this ? Just put out what the thing can do if you want to get to the masses , This is a let down . Good OC ? Yeah , Mean any thing ? No .
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    :eek: Forget the 8ghz cpu what about the CAS 2 ram!! lol That is crazy. But in all honesty it isn't a bench test and its only 1 core... It is a bit of a tease though :)
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    So they got lucky speculating they could have gone higher because they got a cherry chip on the 4th try is dumb.

    It's sad how many people are willing to make performance based on a best of the best ideal conditions OC that has 0 basis on real world performance.
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    Why is that dumb, I think chew or someone else mentioned that the batches are changing on weekly basis so the chips could actually be improving, and if you take a look of how much cherry picking it took the Celeron guys to get the right one! Same thing.
    Cherry picked or not they overclock like nothing before.

    And also, it's a god damn world record, records are usually broken in abnormal conditions.

    I already stated in my previous post that sometimes these high clocks can translate in high stock clocks.
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Maybe AMD need it to be this way for a reason ? I mean really if they knew that they had a far better chip than there rival and it was faster wouldn't AMD be posting up BM and test scores not just this ? If not this is a great gimmick and will get them supper-clocking geeks interested at best . I seam to remember the Athlon days when AMD was on top they would put out test scores and BM this crap was not part of there marketing ! Well time will tell . AMD I am looking to build another setup in a couple of months I hope to GOD that BD can take the crown ! I do not want to know if a Cherry picked engineering sample ( I will NEVER see ) can reach 8GHz ! It is NOT some thing I am interested in , Great job on that OC and all but I need real world performance and I fail to see this YET !
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I'll tell you all what.

    Let's see a nice round number....


    IT'S OVER 9000!!!

    :laugh:

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