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AMD FX Sets Guinness Record for Clock Speed

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So when will it be logged into the book of records ?
 
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So when will it be logged into the book of records ?
Everyone knows that it will be officially recorded the same day as its official launch day:rolleyes:
 

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I for one think this is a nice stepping stone if this proves true with the overall clocking of these chips and we can get some stable 5-6ghz water clocks i will be quite happy. AMD has already announced these will take a step up in IPC which means these should perform better clock for clock than phenom II does. If that rings true and we get chips with similar performance, similar overclockability and a good price point i see nothing but win for the consumer. That kind of competition is why I can get a 6970 for under $400 anyone remember X8X00 days and dropping $500+ on a good card? 6950s run well under $300 I know for a fact the X800 vanilla cards didn't. This could be a game changer I for one will be quite happy to get one of these chips and a CHV to play with. I for one hope this knocks Intel on its ass and we have another core 2 style release. More performance for less money is always awesomesauce :laugh:

Er, how is revving your 50cc motorbike/vespa to breaking point anything of interest. Seriously, if they had all 8 cores blowing and stable with world record benchmark numbers, then that would be worth noting. This isnt. Q. Can it run minesweeper? A. No.

Message to these boys: Listen. If you want to be a geeky nerd, fine. But do something to impress us. Don't have a camera focused on yourself like you are doing something that will put us in awe. When it didn't. Fail. Even bigger fail to AMD that thinks this is worthy. Corporate Fail. (And that's even worse!)
when revving it makes more power i would do it. I have personally clocked individual cores attempting to make records. It works and it does accomplish things. Previous records have all been on netburst based chips. No other manufacturer has come close to this speed in a while. AMD has been slowly building since Phenom II hit in the 7ghz range with each batch leading to high max clocks and higher stable everyday overclocks. Back when they first came out 4ghz on an AMD chip was HUGE on air now you have guys hitting 4.6ghz+ on the same generation of chips. If all these new chips do is give a solid 5ghz+ air stable clockspeed with a the smidge more performance promised AMD will have done good.


I don't understand the flaming here. Anyone with half a brain knows this isn't a performance test, this isn't showing anything about what we will be receiving. They are just breaking a number that has stood for I believe 5 years or so, which is a long time for records to stand in the ever evolving PC world. You will see benches soon enough, if anyone was to go out and base their processor purchase (for daily use) on benching done using anything above water cooling, thats your own fault.
Me either no one flames when a celeron pops a couple more mhz. I however do base my purchases on benching done on above water cooling :nutkick:

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.
Why? AMD did something good they set a good solid record and did so with a board that will go retail and chips that very well could have been sold publicly. Chew* has proven time and time again that retail chips do just as well as cherry picked ones with a little luck and a whole bunch of skill.
 
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wanna see how it overclocks with 4 modules enabled >8D, 5-6Ghz perhaps?
 
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meh, wish the FX series can go head to head or even surpass Intel tho, so that prices will go down and i can grab sandy chips cheaper XD
 
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Way to thread crap everyone. I don't see how your Intel/AMD bitchfest is relevant to this topic.

Let me help out.

1. AMD holds the record for highest overclock. Intel doesn't.
2. We still don't know a damn thing about Bulldozer's performance.
3. It doesn't matter what you guys are whining about because of #2.

If AMD holding the record bothers you, tough, because they hold it.
If not knowing about Bulldozer bothers you, tough, because nobody is going to tell you.

Now can we please get this thread back on track?
 

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Way to thread crap everyone. I don't see how your Intel/AMD bitchfest is relevant to this topic.

Let me help out.

1. AMD holds the record for highest overclock. Intel doesn't.
2. We still don't know a damn thing about Bulldozer's performance.
3. It doesn't matter what you guys are whining about because of #2.

If AMD holding the record bothers you, tough, because they hold it.
If not knowing about Bulldozer bothers you, tough, because nobody is going to tell you.

Now can we please get this thread back on track?
If AMD holds the record when will it be posted on the books of the Guinness world record ? Were there officials there from Guinness ?
 
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If AMD holds the record when will it be posted on the books of the Guinness world record ? Were there officials there from Guinness ?
It will be there soon. They don't pass out these certificates for nothing.

 
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U gotta admit that this is one of the most fun/exciting times in recent history of the tech world. When sb-e comes out everybody will b making jokes abount selling lungs and kidneys to afford one and bd wll be pushed back to the 2nd quater of 2013 :)
 
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Way to thread crap everyone. I don't see how your Intel/AMD bitchfest is relevant to this topic.

Let me help out.

1. AMD holds the record for highest overclock. Intel doesn't.
2. We still don't know a damn thing about Bulldozer's performance.
3. It doesn't matter what you guys are whining about because of #2.

If AMD holding the record bothers you, tough, because they hold it.
If not knowing about Bulldozer bothers you, tough, because nobody is going to tell you.

Now can we please get this thread back on track?
Seeing as how my last post was removed due to lack of humor I will say this.

Good for AMD you got a record that means nothing, now hurry up and give me a processor, I can't overclock a world record . . ..
 

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Seeing as how my last post was removed due to lack of humor I will say this.

Good for AMD you got a record that means nothing, now hurry up and give me a processor, I can't overclock a world record . . ..
The record means something they have a faster highest clock. Just like Intel has some worthless records such as superpi. They mean nothing, but it is a competition nonetheless and a fun one at that. If you don't like competing in these then why post in a thread entirely about that. Seems stupid and counter productive IMO.
 
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Gotta agree, more over they were engi samples not consumer chips, if it's so close to launch why not use consumer chips ?
Um oh yeah cuz Intel world records are done on retail chips right? (minus the cedar mills)

Pshaw.

Poopooing AMD for using an ES is like claiming that all 980X results over 6 GHz do not count. (cuz they are all ES)
 
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The record means something they have a faster highest clock. Just like Intel has some worthless records such as superpi. They mean nothing, but it is a competition nonetheless and a fun one at that. If you don't like competing in these then why post in a thread entirely about that. Seems stupid and counter productive IMO.
Worthless records indeed. Intel excels at 16 bit app computing. Dunno why but it is true, superpi. wprime, pifast, all 16 bit apps. If I want to run a decade old software, I will spend $50 on a p4 computer. (seriously, thinking like a bang for buck here... $50 for a PC to run software that is a decade old.. intel absolutely is the way to go, why spend $3 grand on a cutting edge machine when for 50 bucks you can calculate in 20 times the time).
 

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I do not think this is worthless . I think this is great . I just want MORE . I guess . Man this is great news indeed !
 

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Um oh yeah cuz Intel world records are done on retail chips right? (minus the cedar mills)

Pshaw.

Poopooing AMD for using an ES is like claiming that all 980X results over 6 GHz do not count. (cuz they are all ES)
Not all of the 980X of 6ghz are ES chips go spend ten minutes on XS there are plenty of high clock retail chips floating around. Same goes on AMD, both companies have standards it just so happens certain vid chips clock higher. It has always been that way hell there are people who argue certain spots on the wafer will clock higher due to location and manufacturing process. :rolleyes:
 

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well i can see majority here dont deal in big business well
i too aw not

but what i can see is that
this is a PR stunt, it is a stunt to satiate not the user
but the higher-upper level
I would assume that BD still need time for refinement
but in a big corp such as AMD, there are various dept other than the engineering
what is time required by engineer to refine their stuff may not necessary time given by the marketing

For me
i will wait for proper launch with proper review
the talk of "no importance" "not indicative to RL usage" for me is also blowing hot air
 
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Pretty good feat but we just need to know real world performance on stock clocks etc. Sure they can OC well with all but 1 core disabled, but how do they hold up performance wise stock and OC in real world environments?
Good marketing though imo.
 
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Not all of the 980X of 6ghz are ES chips go spend ten minutes on XS there are plenty of high clock retail chips floating around. Same goes on AMD, both companies have standards it just so happens certain vid chips clock higher. It has always been that way hell there are people who argue certain spots on the wafer will clock higher due to location and manufacturing process. :rolleyes:
Vantage stable 6+ GHz. I am not doubting there are some like to see the receipt of those guys that claim they bought it though in the store :). By and large they are all ES. sorry if my exclusionary comments offended you, I meant 90% of not all :) It is a known issue, please do not try and minimize it to disclaim the AMD results posted here.

I find it odd you are calling me out for claiming that ES samples are okay when so many exist in our world. HWbot allows it, so its all good.

PS: XS might be great place to read, but filled with too much animosity, no thank you.
PSS: Should be pointed out that ln2 only resulted in less than 8GHz
 
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Vantage stable 6+ GHz. I am not doubting there are some like to see the receipt of those guys that claim they bought it though in the store :). By and large they are all ES. sorry if my exclusionary comments offended you, I meant 90% of not all :) It is a known issue, please do not try and minimize it to disclaim the AMD results posted here.

I find it odd you are calling me out for claiming that ES samples are okay when so many exist in our world. HWbot allows it, so its all good.

PS: XS might be great place to read, but filled with too much animosity, no thank you.


not against them :laugh: was just saying they do in fact exist in the wild more than people think since so few people clock with LN2 or LHe. That being said with the correct retail chip ES chips can be beat.
 
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roger that kemosabe.

they do exist, just rare :)

AMD ES chips are usually easy to beat, so I am hopeful without LHe :)

EDIT: I need LN2 and 8150 FX chip!!!!
 
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