New AMD Chip Overclocked to Record Speeds
Team AMD FX have managed to break the world record for processor speed by overclocking an 8-core AMD FX chip to 8.429 ghz. That is super mega fast, and it beats the old world record 8.308 ghz.
What does this mean? Not a whole lot, I don’t think; the AMD FX isn’t even on the market yet, and it’s not like it would be practical to do something like this for everyday use. Still, this is nice marketing material, I would think. And it’s just a cool thing to do, because running a CPU at that speed just sounds flat-out awesome.
While this isn’t quite something you’ll be able to pull of at home probably, AMD claims you can overclock the chip to over 5 ghz using only air cooling, which sounds like a ridiculous lie. But, hey, maybe it’s true. Far be it from me to pass judgment.