AMD Enters the Record Books

A longtime favorite of performance enthusiast and overclockers around the world, AMD has announced today that it has achieved the Guinness World Record for the “Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor,” by overclocking the upcoming 8-core AMD FX desktop processor. This record marks another accomplishment in the storied history of the FX brand, which represents amazing unrestrained PC experiences that users can see and feel. All FX branded products, including the upcoming AMD FX CPU, will offer completely unlocked processors and clock multipliers for easier PC enthusiast overclocking, and include exclusive AMD software through the AMD VISION Engine to fine-tune system performance. For FX branded processors, AMD has removed all the stops to enable a true fully unlocked experience, giving overclockers and pc enthusiast complete customization and flexibility.

 

Corporate Vice President and General Manager Chris Cloran had this to say.

“The record breaking processor speed that resides in the AMD FX-SPU clearly demonstrates performance gain for the new AMD ‘Bulldozer’ multi-core architecture, which will provide x86 computing power for this CPU and future AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APU). Along with world-record frequencies, the AMD FX processor will enable an unrivaled enthusiast PC experience for the money extreme multi-display gamin, mega-tasking and HD content creation.”

 

HERE IS VIDEO OF THE RECORD BREAKING MOMENT

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The AMD FX CPU, set to launch in the fourth quarter of 2011, achieved a top speed of 8.429 GHz, surpassing the previous record of 8.308GHz. The record was set on August 31, 2011 in Austin, Texas, by “Team AMD FX,” a group comprised by elite overclocking specialist working alongside top AMD technologist, who will also be named in the Guinness World Records.

Freddie Hoff an adjudicator for the Guinness World Records had this to say

“We applaud AMD for their entry into the Guinness World Records® for achieving the Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor. We congratulate everyone involved in this record-breaking achievement.”

 


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