AMD FX Bulldozer, AMD FX-8150 to be exact, gets in Guinness Record for fastest CPU Clock speed
A team of PC Enthusiasts and extreme Overclockers, Aaron Schradin, Brian Mclachlan, Pete Hardman and Sami Mäkinen, was able to overclock an AMD FX Bulldozer processor (AMD FX-8150 engineering sample) to a whooping 8429.38MHz!
The AMD FX-8150 was overclock with just one of its four modules enabled. The AMD FX Bulldozer was injected with a strong 2.016V and was able to keep its cool with a custom liquid nitrogen cooling solution.
Last August 31, 2011, the team was able to push the AMD FX-8150 to 8429.38MHz taking the Guinness World Record for fastest CPU Clock Speed. Watch the video below.
The setup and settings used in the AMD FX Bulldozer to achieve this remarkable clock speeds are as follows:
- Base Clock: 271.92MHz
- Multiplier: 31.0X
- Core Voltage: 2.016v
- Memory: Corsair Dominator GT single module
- DRAM ratio: 3:10
- Memory Timings: 2-16-2-22 (what?!)
- Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula
- Cooling Solution: Custom Liquid Nitrogen Evaporator setup -> Liquid Helium (halfway)
According to AMD, the AMD FX Bulldozer can be overclock or is possible to reach 5GHz just using a cooling solution around $100.