AMD has announced that it has achieved the Guinness World Record (video posted below) for the “Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor,” by overclocking the upcoming 8-core AMD FX desktop processor.
The AMD FX CPU, which is set to launch in Q4 2011, achieved a top speed of 8.429 GHz, surpassing the previous record of 8.308 GHz. This performance record was set on 31 August 2011 in Austin, Texas, by “Team AMD FX,” a group comprised of overclocking specialists working alongside top AMD technologists, who will also be named in the Guinness World Records.
“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 of the 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.”
AMD stated that all FX branded products, including the upcoming AMD FX CPU, will offer completely unlocked processor clock multipliers for easier overclocking and include AMD software via the AMD VISION Engine to fine-tune system performance.
“We applaud AMD for their entry into Guinness World Records for achieving the Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor,” said Freddie Hoff, adjudicator for Guinness World Records. “We congratulate everyone involved in this record-breaking achievement.”
In related news AMD also recently announced that it has updated its C- and E-Series accelerated processing units (APUs), for ultrathin and value notebooks, netbooks, all-in-ones and desktop PCs.