amdfx 8ghz AMD scores Guinness Book of World Record for fastest CPU

The World's fastest/smallest/largest capacity and so forth are getting a little bit boring now, but AMD has managed to score another World's fastest and an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records thanks to some crazy liquid Helium overclocking of one of its upcoming AMD FX CPU's to a crazy 8.429GHz. This seems to be the latest way of scoring consumer attention, although in this case AMD has performed quite a feat as we're talking an 8-core CPU here, well, of sorts at least.

The World's fastest/smallest/largest capacity and so forth are getting a little bit boring now, but AMD has managed to score another World's fastest and an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records thanks to some crazy liquid Helium overclocking of one of its upcoming AMD FX CPU's to a crazy 8.429GHz. This seems to be the latest way of scoring consumer attention, although in this case AMD has performed quite a feat as we're talking an 8-core CPU here, well, of sorts at least.

amdfx 8ghz AMD scores Guinness Book of World Record for fastest CPU

We don't want to spoil AMD's moment here, but the press release is talking 8-core CPU and several publications are already reporting this as a feat performed with an 8-core CPU, when in fact six of the eight cores were disabled during the test. This doesn't make the 8.429GHz record any less impressive, but it should be made clear that only two cores were active which most likely helped to improve the overclockability of the CPU. We should also mentioned the small fact that the CPU was running at an icy cold -235 degrees C to achieve the record, something that's way beyond what even semi-professional overclockers can cool their CPUs down to.

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AMD didn't announce which CPU was used, but at the end of the video (embedded below) there's an AMD FX logo and underneath it there's an 8-core Black Edition AMD FX-8150 Processor logo which suggests that this was mostly likely the CPU used. The record was actually achieved on the 31st of August, but kept secret until today, possibly as a bit of a spoiler ahead of Intel's IDF conference which kicks off today. For those interested in a few additional details from the event, Nordic Hardware has a short interview with Sami Mäkinen aka macci who scored the Guinness Book or Record on behalf of AMD.

 

Source: AMD