AMD's Trinity APU overclocked to a whopping 7.3 GHz

AMD's new Trinity APU, specifically the A10-5800K, has been successfully overclocked to a whopping 7.3 GHz on liquid nitrogen cooling, with the team at PC Games Hardware also achieving a 5.1 GHz overclock on air cooling. The final CPU-Z readout for the overclocked A10-5800K shows it reached 7317.74 MHz, although this is with two cores in the APU disabled, and a voltage of 1.956 V was required.

The standard AMD Trinity A10-5800K has four cores running between 3.8 GHz and 4.2 GHz, changing the clock speed as the system demands it. Naturally a liquid nitrogen cooling rig is not going to be possible on the average person's machine, but the 5.1 GHz stable air overclock on 1.616 V could be something to aim for if you purchase the mid-range processor.

For those unaware, Trinity is AMD's second-generation Fusion APU utilizing their new Piledriver architecture; Trinity combines up to four processing cores in the one unit, plus a graphics unit based on their HD 6000 GPU range. The idea is that this combination will be used in more mid-range scenarios where discrete graphics cards are unnecessary, with their FX desktop-only processor line being more suited for higher-performing machines.

Via: TG Daily
Source: PC Games Hardware

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I never understood, but what's the point of this? It's not like people are going to have a constant stream of liquid nitrogen flowing through their system at all times. And it doesn't do any good just to have it going for a few minutes to say "oh look a bigger number".

Panda X said,
I never understood, but what's the point of this? It's not like people are going to have a constant stream of liquid nitrogen flowing through their system at all times. And it doesn't do any good just to have it going for a few minutes to say "oh look a bigger number".

Yup. I think it's just to show that the hardware is capable to reach high levels of speed. Cool IMO, but very pointless.

Mando said,
<Yawn> Beaten by a Celeron CPU (lower spec than their target market of i3s and i5s). Move along nothing to see here in the AMD stable.

Yeah, but that Celeron is only a single core. The Trinity is a dual core...not to mention the fact that the Trinity has a built-in GPU.

good by the time windows 10/11 roll out we'll need the speed..
now if we can just find someone that makes an os for overclockers we'd be set.
rather than the tack on 68 new features for the facebook'ers routine every release

I am Not PCyr said,
good by the time windows 10/11 roll out we'll need the speed..

Doubt it. Windows specs have remained about the same since Vista. Infact Win 8 runs better than 7 with less RAM usage, and 7 runs better than Vista with less RAM usage.

GHz is also pretty pointless which has been shown so many times. A good architecture is much more important.

For instance even though this is 7GHz+ i'd still bet its slower than a 3GHz Core i7. AMD is such an utter failure these days... now we only have one option for performance CPU's, and have to put up with Intels high prices in that area being as AMD cant even begin to compete.

NoClipMode said,

Doubt it. Windows specs have remained about the same since Vista. Infact Win 8 runs better than 7 with less RAM usage, and 7 runs better than Vista with less RAM usage.

GHz is also pretty pointless which has been shown so many times. A good architecture is much more important.

For instance even though this is 7GHz+ i'd still bet its slower than a 3GHz Core i7. AMD is such an utter failure these days... now we only have one option for performance CPU's, and have to put up with Intels high prices in that area being as AMD cant even begin to compete.

no it would beat it, but since trinitys main competitor is i3/i5, i'd say thats pretty impressive.

always pure ghz, when at OCing to those incredible speeds keeping the core temps way below -100 C often.
Considering the performance of a CPU is affected by its temperature, I always wonder if the increase of ghz to the decrease of temperature is helping that much

They're some big numbers for a mid-range processor...hopefully AMD can pull off some good performance with those numbers =) Would be good to see AMD stick its neck back in the game.

Now need to wait for Vishera and see how high that goes.

This trinity was also running "two cores" while on that clock which makes it even more impressive. Guess it could go a little bit more up while disabling one of those "cores"?

Also Tim, I think PD is not a new arch but just a modification of BD (Bulldozer), I think Steamroller will be a completely new arch.

Edited by uMadRabbit, Oct 7 2012, 9:11am :