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Nov 3, 2011

AMD FX-8150 Sets Overclocking World Record Yet Again, Reaches 8.58GHz

After only last week it managed to achieve a new overclocking world record using AMD's FX-8150 processor based on the Bulldozer architecture, Andre Yang has now returned with an even more impressive OC result to establish a new WR for the highest speed ever achieved by a CPU.

During this new overclocking session, the enthusiast managed to get AMD's FX-8150 processor to an impressive 8584.8MHz, 123.3MHz more than its previous record.

Andre used the same system as before complete with liquid nitrogen cooling, but has increased the voltage of the CPU from 1.992V to a whopping 2.076V.

Thanks to the higher vCore, the FX-8150 was able to reach 8584.8MHz frequency with a bus speed of 279.9MHz and a 31.0X multiplier.

To put things in perspective, the eight-core AMD flagship processor used during these experiments, has a base clock of 3.6GHz and a maximum Turbo Core frequency of 4.2GHz, so this translates into a 238% core speed increase over the chip's stock settings.

The rest of the system used for this overclock was comprised out of a high-end Asus Crosshair V Formula motherboard, 2GB of Corsair DDR3 system memory running at 923.8MHz (1847.6MHz DDR) with timings of 9-9-9-24T and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 graphics card.

Just as with the two previous world records for the FX-8150, this frequency was also achieved with only two of the eight cores active. The new WR hasn't appeared yet in CPU-Z's validation database.

Before setting this new record, the highest speed achieved by a CPU was established at 8,461.51MHz and it was also reached by Andrew Yang with an FX-8150 processor.

Despite the impressive results achieved by this CPU, AnandTech believes that there is more life left into the Bulldozer core, which could be able to surpass the 9GHz mark once the B3 stepping arrives into the hands of overclockers.


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