Thursday, March 6th 2014

MSI GAMING Motherboard Breaks 6 GHz Barrier with AMD A10-7850K

The MSI A88X-G45 GAMING, one of MSI's new AMD FM2+ based GAMING motherboards, recently broke the CPU Frequency overclocking record for the AMD A10-7850K processor by validating a smashing 6137.91 MHz clock speed. Most impressive, considering the fact that the record was set on an MSI GAMING motherboard instead of a dedicated overclocking model. It goes to show that MSI GAMING motherboards are not only full of GAMING galore, they also inherited plenty of OC DNA from MSI's Overclocking products.
MSI GAMING Motherboards; Maximizing Choice
Respectively available in ATX and Micro-ATX form factors, the MSI A88X-G45 GAMING and A88XM GAMING feature AMD's latest FM2+ platform and A88X chipset. With the introduction of these AMD FM2+ GAMING motherboards, MSI GAMING series have now been expanded for AMD gaming enthusiasts. Catering to virtually every gamer from enthusiast to casual gamers, MSI GAMING motherboards are specifically designed to house the best specs and features that gamers wish for, such as Killer LAN, Audio Boost and USB Audio Power. In addition, MSI continuously innovates the GAMING series by keeping a close ear to the gaming community, through professional advice and suggestions from eSports teams, enthusiast gamers and videogame developers, going all out to tailor the best gaming motherboards.

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23 Comments on MSI GAMING Motherboard Breaks 6 GHz Barrier with AMD A10-7850K

#1
HalfAHertz
Why is the voltage so suspiciously low?
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#2
Mathragh
Probably because CPU-Z doesn't yet properly support Kaveri?

Don't know tbh, but it wouldn't be the first time voltage readings were off on new CPU's.
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#3
Arjai
This was done in XP? Is XP better for benchmarking? Not a bencher, just curious. :confused:
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#4
FX-GMC
Arjai said:
This was done in XP? Is XP better for benchmarking? Not a bencher, just curious. :confused:
That's odd. Their cpu-z screenshot is not in XP.
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#5
Jorge
More than likely whatever speed that can be reached on an MSI production mobo can also be reached or exceeded on an Asus, Asrock or Gigabyte mobo so i'd take the marketing hype with a large grain of salt. Even though I have used and not had issues with some MSI mobos I would not consider them to be the best mobos available or at the top level.
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#6
micropage7
i dunno, i just feel like pushing higher is now very wow right now
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#7
buildzoid
Arjai said:
This was done in XP? Is XP better for benchmarking? Not a bencher, just curious. :confused:
Depends on the benchmark but most CPU benchmarks run better on XP especially Super Pi 1M and 32M
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#8
nickbaldwin86
This is great and all. I understand this is more of a marketing hype and a bench test just hope everyone else see this as well.

Lets loud up some multi-threaded programs and see the magic fall. 1 core blah

also loud up a game such as Battlefield 4 and see how well off this thing does.
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#9
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Imho I think MSI has really stepped up their line of products lately.
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#10
Urbklr
Still waiting for this board to come up for sale, can't find it anywhere
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#12
arbiter
nickbaldwin86 said:
Lets loud up some multi-threaded programs and see the magic fall. 1 core blah
Yea i was just thinkin' something along that, but even with this 6ghz clock it still slower then intel in single thread performance. Don't see what point of people posting these overclocks, only have 1 core enabled is completely pointless. Second you disable a core on the cpu its a waste of cpu.
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#13
Cybrnook2002
FX-GMC said:
That's odd. Their cpu-z screenshot is not in XP.
If you follow the link, CPU-Z validation states XP x64:

Windows Version
Windows XP x64 Professional

Windows Subver
(Build 3790)

CPU-Z Version
1.68

http://valid.canardpc.com/wwcaeu
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#14
FX-GMC
Cybrnook2002 said:
If you follow the link, CPU-Z validation states XP x64:

Windows Version
Windows XP x64 Professional

Windows Subver
(Build 3790)

CPU-Z Version
1.68

http://valid.canardpc.com/wwcaeu
I already saw that. I was talking about the SCREENSHOT as it says in your quote.

Obviously it could be a theme, but why would you theme an XP install being used for benchmarks?
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#15
Cybrnook2002
Details Details man :-) I saw the screenshot, but I also saw the validation page.

Seems questionable
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#16
Cybrnook2002
FX-GMC said:
I already saw that. I was talking about the SCREENSHOT as it says in your quote.

Obviously it could be a theme, but why would you theme an XP install being used for benchmarks?
I doubt it would be a theme, typically if you benchmark on an XP build, it is going to be a straight install. Nothing else installed, especially not a graphics intense theme.

Also, if you look at the screenshot it seems to have Aero transparency enabled. I don't think they even themed that into XP. Granted its been YEARS since I ran XP, so I might be out of the loop. But I doubt they are running windows blinds or something on an install they are about to start benching on.
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#17
FX-GMC
Cybrnook2002 said:
Details Details man :) I saw the screenshot, but I also saw the validation page.

Seems questionable
Ok, so I'm thinking it doesn't actually take a screenshot....just fills in the information on a pre-created image: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=553583

Or I could be completely off base. Who knows. It's Friday and I just want to go home.
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#21
eidairaman1
arbiter said:
Yea i was just thinkin' something along that, but even with this 6ghz clock it still slower then intel in single thread performance. Don't see what point of people posting these overclocks, only have 1 core enabled is completely pointless. Second you disable a core on the cpu its a waste of cpu.
Yada yada yada. Heard this story before.

Its nice to see what these chips are capable of and whats in store for the future parts.
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#23
FX-GMC
Thefumigator said:
That's not an XP screenshot. No way.
This has been discussed already. Doesn't mean they weren't running XP.
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