It's always nice when someone breaks a new overclocking record and, despite the direction general reviews tend to lean these days, it's often AMD that emerges on-top when it comes to highest attainable frequency in the realm of CPUs.
A month or so ago, you'd find the top of the results table dominated by AMD's FX-8150 Bulldozer core and, the world record itself is still held by Andre Yang with this CPU in a dual-core configuration at 8,709.06MHz; however you'll now see the rest of the upper entries dominated by early attempts with AMD's new FX-8350 Piledriver core.
Piledriver, whilst based on the same 32nm process as Bulldozer, features a new resonant clock mesh, which promises to aid the mission of obtaining greater clock speeds, whilst the general design itself has been compacted and simplified, with less wasteful componentry and shorter tracks. These are factors that could lead to a new overclocking record and the speed and ease of which users have initially set records with the CPU indicates that it has clear potential to take the crown.
The current FX-8350 record is held by Hicookie at 8,470.74MHz, how long do you think it'll take to breach the 8,710MHz barrier, if at all?