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New World Record close with AMD "Vishera" CPU at 8.67GHz

by Alistair Lowe on 23 November 2012, 12:15

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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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.

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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?



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If they get an improved stepping out, could be amazing
Does Vishera use RCM? I thought that was the case originally but have heard since it's only used on Trinity?

Still, impressive OC either way!
I've always found the maximum frequency record a bit silly, the overclock is rarely that stable and requires such silly measures to achieve it. It's like having a racing car that you've attached so much turbo to that you get to 400mph but just go flying off the track at the first corner.

Now the maximum performance attained in real world usage scenarios - that's a useful record, pushing the boundaries on encodeing or raytracing. Rather more like setting the lap record at Nurburgring.
watercooled
Does Vishera use RCM?

AFAIK,it does not.
kingpotnoodle
I've always found the maximum frequency record a bit silly, the overclock is rarely that stable and requires such silly measures to achieve it. It's like having a racing car that you've attached so much turbo to that you get to 400mph but just go flying off the track at the first corner.

Now the maximum performance attained in real world usage scenarios - that's a useful record, pushing the boundaries on encodeing or raytracing. Rather more like being Casanova or setting the lap record at Nurburgring.
It's achieved using somewhat impractical cooling and with cores disabled, it's not intended to be a real-world OC/benchmark. ;)