Just before the launch of Bulldozer, AMD demonstrated it at 8.43GHz, which was the world record back then. Now an overclocker named Andre Yang has achieved an overclock of 8.46GHz, beating AMD's record by ~30MHz. 

Above are the CPU-Z screenshots of the new and former record. The exact frequency is 8461.51MHz, which is 32.13MHz faster than the previous record. As shown in the pictures, both CPUs had only two cores enabled and ASUS's Crosshair V Formula motherboard was used. Andre applied a core voltage of 1.992V, whereas AMD had a voltage of 2.016V in their setup. Cooling method of Andre's setup is unknown, but most likely either liquid nitrogen or helium was used. 

Source: CPU-Z Validation Database

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  • Obsoleet - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    Nice try, but stop saying arrogant, stupid shit. Either way, it does exist.
  • seamonkey79 - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    Wow... this CPU would lose to a 2600... which makes him right. How ignorant are you?

    "It" very very very simply denotes the CPU in THIS post, not all of them in the world. Reading comprehension and critical thought for the win.
  • Obsoleet - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    Wrong again. Any 8ghz Bulldozer would beat a stock 2600k. Meaning this, or any other.
  • formulav8 - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link

    The guy said an 8ghz Buldozer. Not a 1 Module version. So if Ob took it to mean a full moduled BD than thats completely fair..
  • hsew - Sunday, October 30, 2011 - link

    Ummm.... Power Consumption? Heat? Stability? General ability to not be a flop?

    Fine, I'll leave....
  • Beenthere - Saturday, October 29, 2011 - link

    BD might be up to 20% faster with a few tweaks and Piledriver could build on that.


  • undermined - Saturday, October 29, 2011 - link

    The problem being that Intel can launch IvyBridge at any performance level they want to. and AMD cannot with the current steppings of Bulldozer.

    Even if AMD can tweak for 20-30% improvements to help it beat SandyBridge, IvyBridge will launch beating them shortly after all the while SandyBridge can drop in price to block any $ to performance advantage AMD might try to exploit.

    Overclock ability to higher levels also is using power like a pentium4 so AMD would have to address power use, performance and price all in the next stepping or revision were normally one could work on 1 or two of those aspects.

    I was really hoping AMD had a good competitor but instead they are going to have to fall back on possible updates to fix the issues instead of Bulldozer really helping them in any way at all currently.
  • Beenthere - Saturday, October 29, 2011 - link

    Consumers buy what makes them happy. Few people need or are willing to pay for bleeding edge performance.

    Some folks even have a moral compass that prevents them from buying products from a company that has illegally done all they can to put AMD out of business so that a market monopoly exists where consumers have no choice.

    The good news is people are voting with their wallet and demand for AMD CPUs and APUs far exceeds supply. FX works well for heavy load apps. With Win 8 it will see a ~5% performance gain. Trinity will be a winner no doubt and available soon. Piledriver could be a nice upgrade for desktop? We'll just have to wait and see.
  • silverblue - Saturday, October 29, 2011 - link

    I'd wish you'd stop going on about this. I dislike Intel's business practices, but if I was looking for a new setup and they offered the best performance for the price, you can be sure I'd go for them regardless of whatever they've done.
  • Eridanus - Saturday, October 29, 2011 - link

    It's being shortsighted, you know that.

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