AMD "Vishera" CPU sets a World Record 8.67GHz frequency

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The overclocking scene has wasted no time putting AMD's 8-core "Vishera" FX-8350 processor through its paces and it looks like AMD is king for speed, at least for now.

First bragged about by MSI in a press release yesterday after one of their consumers set a record-breaking 8.37GHz on the 990FXA-GD80 motherboard, it was then trumped twice to set the current 8.67GHz record, which still stands at the time of writing.

Overclocker AndreYang used just two of the eight cores enabled on the FX-8350 on a Asus Crosshair V Formula Z motherboard, with 2GB of G.Skill DDR3 memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, and Liquid Nitrogen for cooling, topped off with an extremely high vCore of 2.064V.

The FX-8350 chip, which was only launched recently, comes clocked at 4GHz Base with 4.2GHz Turbo. Packing 1.2 billion transistors, 1MB of L2 cache (per core, so 8MB total), 8MB of L3 cache, and a rated TDP of 125 watts. 

Source: MaximumPC

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