AMD broke the Guinness World Record for highest CPU frequency

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has broken the Guinness World Record for highest CPU frequency. The record was set using an 8-core AMD FX desktop CPU. The processor was overclocked to a speed of 8.429 GHz, beating the previous record of 8.308 GHz set using a Intel Celeron.

A quick glance at the World Record board shows that the record holders are mostly Intel. Congrats to AMD for breaking the World Record.

The record was set by Team AMD FX comprised of overclocking geeks and AMD tech folks with the use of liquid nitrogen. Not something you can do everyday. And I supposed you might void your warranty too. Most people will just stick to the traditional system. AMD mentioned that it was able to overclock the processor over 5 GHz using only air or water cooling system that cost under $100.

Check out the video from AMD. Overclocking processor never looked this cool.

By the way, the CPU won’t hit stores until Q4 2011.

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