AMD Bulldozer Breaks World CPU Frequency Record At 8.429 GHz

AMD today announced it has achieved the Guinness World Record for the "Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor," by overclocking the upcoming 8-core AMD FX desktop processor.

"The record-breaking processor speed that resides in the AMD FX CPU clearly demonstrates performance gains for the new AMD 'Bulldozer' multi-core architecture, which will provide x86 computing power for this CPU and future AMD Accelerated Processing Units," said Chris Cloran, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Group at AMD. "Along with world-record frequencies, the AMD FX processor will enable an unrivaled enthusiast PC experience for the money - extreme multi-display gaming, mega-tasking and HD content creation."

The AMD FX CPU, set to launch in the fourth quarter of 2011, achieved a top speed of 8.429 GHz, surpassing the previous record of 8.308 GHz. The record was set on Aug. 31, 2011, in Austin, Texas, by "Team AMD FX," a group comprised of elite overclocking specialists working alongside top AMD technologists, who will also be named in the Guinness World Records.

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AMD needed this

AMD needed this, for advertising the new cpu which is useless to end user for everyday work. I would be much happier to hear for AMD how ressistant are their to processors to overheating. That's why i'm gonna spend little more money for Intel, but for sure wont die on first overheating.


I would like to see benchmarks on this compared to the 2600k which seems to be the competitor in the price range. Would be nice to see how much heat this would produce.

amd has been affordable for

amd has been affordable for years now... unless you do benchmarking, which a lot of those benches don't mean anything to a gamer, or a every day user, you cannot notice the differences between AMD or Intel, other than the price you paid.

if its anyting like

If its anything like the 1090t 6-core that I have and have built many machines with, then this will rock your world. I have built core I7 machines too and they are equally good but the price difference is substantial compared to the speeds differences. IMHO the 1090t has been the best and most reliable processor I have ever had the pleasure of using. Even with the stock heat sink temps are low, yet throw on a corsair a70 and see the temps stay ultra low!


Yep, 1090t is the best by far at its price point. Every PC I've built in the last year has had one, including my own, and I can say nothing that has been done on these PCs has been CPU bottlenecked.

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