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

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I wonder how many they went through before they found the best of the bunch. When they did this test it showed 3 trays of CPU's for testing. AMD has made some huge steps in the overclocking field how many 8150's are you now seeing runing over 5Ghz online now, its alot but to get that 50Ghz+ it shuts down how many cores ? who knows . It is still a step in the right direction for AMD and they are even on par with the 4 core Intels what are they going to do when Intel releses their 6 and 8 core E models. AMD will be back in the mud again. At least they are trying good luck AMD its been along time since you where king of the hill.
 
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I wonder how many they went through before they found the best of the bunch. When they did this test it showed 3 trays of CPU's for testing. AMD has made some huge steps in the overclocking field how many 8150's are you now seeing runing over 5Ghz online now, its alot but to get that 50Ghz+ it shuts down how many cores ? who knows . It is still a step in the right direction for AMD and they are even on par with the 4 core Intels what are they going to do when Intel releses their 6 and 8 core E models. AMD will be back in the mud again. At least they are trying good luck AMD its been along time since you where king of the hill.
There's many that have all 8 cores OCed at 4.80 GHz with only 1.4 vCore running 24/7 stable. That is impressive. I do agree if Piledriver does not deliver with AM3+ platform, then AMD may have to move to FM2 sooner. What I would be happy with is AM3+'s 8-core Piledriver beats the fastest Phenom II by more than 20% all across the board and stays ahead of the i7 2600 a little. This to me would tell me AMD is on the right track.
 
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i smell netburst which is a very un efficient processor come on sandy bridge still the most efficient processor in the world!

the celeron on netburst was the record breaker now the new netburst they should have made an 32nm x6 with clock bump first :(
 
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What?!?
 
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i smell netburst which is a very un efficient processor come on sandy bridge still the most efficient processor in the world!

the celeron on netburst was the record breaker now the new netburst they should have made an 32nm x6 with clock bump first :(
This is a Bulldozer thread, not a Pentium 4 thread. :D
 
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This is a Bulldozer thread, not a Pentium 4 thread. :D
but its a semi pentium 4 slow un efficient u may call it that way :D
i.e. desined to run at highest chocks possible without taking in mind the ipc :D that was the p 4 and now the bulldozer
 
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This is a Bulldozer thread, not a Pentium 4 thread. :D
It isn't a Bulldozer thread per se since we're talking about a 2-core, 2-threads CPU from AMD (which doesn't exist under the "Bulldozer" lineup).
 

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LOL ...
Then if it isn't a Bulldozer chip, what is it?! :p
A "Bulldozer" with "missing parts"? To reach this frequencies a lot of compromise was made. It's like an actual bulldozer without everything that makes it one (like the blade, ripper, track) except for the body, the tracks replaced with four road tires and the engine also replaced with a more beefier one.
 

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A "Bulldozer" with "missing parts"? To reach this frequencies a lot of compromise was made. It's like an actual bulldozer without everything that makes it one (like the blade, ripper, track) except for the body, the tracks replaced with four road tires and the engine also replaced with a more beefier one.
You need to understand that the world of Extreme clocking has far different rules than what the average user deems acceptable. I've watched the scene grow from it's infancy, to what it is now, so I'm pretty confident in saying that stuff liek this will ALWAYS happen.

This a clocking challenge, not performance.

This is not a compare between CPUs from differnt OEMs...this is a compare of skill in clocking.

Over the next several months, these guys are going to be working hard @ getting a BD module over 9GHz. And nothing we think or say is gonna stop them.


Many people want to be the one to be first to say "It's over 9000!".:roll: you can sit back and watch the competition, or you can ignore it. The choice is yours. ;)
 
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A "Bulldozer" with "missing parts"? To reach this frequencies a lot of compromise was made. It's like an actual bulldozer without everything that makes it one (like the blade, ripper, track) except for the body, the tracks replaced with four road tires and the engine also replaced with a more beefier one.
You had me up until they added a "more beefier" engine. They most certainly did not swap out parts from the chip.
 
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Right again. I still personally like to consider cooling the fuel though.
 

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The power input is the fuel that is consumed to get stuff done.

It would not be capable of handling that power without the cooling upgrade. Kinda like how sometimes you need a bigger block or heads to push for horsepower.

A stretch, for sure, but whatever. You really gonna gripe about THAT, of all things?:D:p
 
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Sometimes I just like to hear myself bitch. :laugh:
 

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Sometimes I just like to hear myself bitch. :laugh:
You need to stop that! :p Not good for your health :D

@entropy

Oh cmon, my post was meant with lighthearted-esque-ness. :ohwell: Nothing more
 
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You need to understand that the world of Extreme clocking has far different rules than what the average user deems acceptable. I've watched the scene grow from it's infancy, to what it is now, so I'm pretty confident in saying that stuff liek this will ALWAYS happen.

This a clocking challenge, not performance.

This is not a compare between CPUs from differnt OEMs...this is a compare of skill in clocking.

Over the next several months, these guys are going to be working hard @ getting a BD module over 9GHz. And nothing we think or say is gonna stop them.


Many people want to be the one to be first to say "It's over 9000!".:roll: you can sit back and watch the competition, or you can ignore it. The choice is yours. ;)
:confused:

So in short...an FX-8150 with 4 cores enabled at 8.3GHz for example is NOTHING compared to an FX-8150 with 2 cores enabled at 8.5GHz?


No wonder overclocking competitions are just like your typical elections ($$$, influence, blackmail, cheating), or your typical workplace (patronage policies, favoritism, badmouthing of others).


EDIT: Actually there's a better analogy then to overclocking record setting/competitions. It's the (illegal) motorcycle racing here. You start with a typical motorcycle, and you end up with basically what would amount to a bicycle with slightly bigger wheels and an engine. There's no seat, no headlights, no mudguards, no any other covering over the body, just for the sake of speed.

Of course I'm not saying overclocking is illegal, but apparently it's better to reach 150kph with a "skeleton" motorcycle rather than 145kph with the same motorcycle that didn't have that much compromises.
 
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More news of higher Overclocks for upcoming Bulldozer II CPU's based on the Socket AM3+ :D
NT says:
Great Review: The 10-Core Piledriver based on Socket FM2 won't be released until sometime in 2013. It's replacement is based on Socket AM3+ and will be an 8-Core Piledriver CPU. AMD plans on releasing a B3 revision to it's current Bulldozer (FX-8170), then will move to the 8-Core Piledriver in around Q1 2012 to Q2 2012 for an added 10% increase in performance. This 10% increase in performance should be an addition to the B3 stepping performance boost which should amount to approx: 5% to 7%. Add in the tweaks and some minor design repairs and we are looking at a total possible 20% to 25% increase in performance with Piledriver. So Socket AM3+ has a much longer life.
 

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:confused:

Of course I'm not saying overclocking is illegal, but apparently it's better to reach 150kph with a "skeleton" motorcycle rather than 145kph with the same motorcycle that didn't have that much compromises.
Basically, yes, that's exactly it. And just so we're straight, I kinda feel as you do, too, about the whole thing.

That said, I have spoken to many of these guys over the years, and it's jsut liek any other hobby..they are in it for the fun. There have been some unfortunate instances of overclocking competitions rigged(Dude in the OP has access to MEGA amounts of parts to bin from, and in the past, was giving scores away to people that then used those scores and won competition entries and prizes they never actually competed for. NOt the OP poster, but dude who lays claim ot those clocks), but all that said, I still enjoy WATCHING them.

I just feel that this side of the OC world has no place in product marketing. AMD marketing team should have pulled their socks up, and sent TPU a chip for a launch release, but clearly they decided that things like the Guinness record were more important. I think that was a very bad move...and really, you must understand that it would not be me personally doing that review, so this is not ME bitching about not getting a chip myself. This is me bitching that my co-worker here @ TPU didn't.

And let me just say, sub-zero clocking isn't as simple as getting a pot, pouring LN2 in it, and then running up the clocks. There is a bit of knowledge you need to just get the system to boot when under that much cold...so I do appreciate the "skill" these guys have.


I wouldn't call it "skill", exactly, but whatever. These guys still put on a good show.
 
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And let me just say, sub-zero clocking isn't as simple as getting a pot, pouring LN2 in it, and then running up the clocks. There is a bit of knowledge you need to just get the system to boot when under that much cold...so I do appreciate the "skill" these guys have.

I wouldn't call it "skill", exactly, but whatever. These guys still put on a good show.
It's definitely skill. And there is a a lot more knowledge and experience involved than the uninitiated is like to think, starting with knowing how not to kill your hardware from any number of things from condensation to too much voltage.