Overclocker Pushes AMD's FX-8150 CPU to the Limit, Approaches 9GHz

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SMTB1963

Clocks were bogus. Apparently, "ksin" fudged the numbers somehow. The entry @ HWBOT has been removed.

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WarpathPS

I have never liked overclocking screen shots as they are not stable hence useless. Not to mention I will never buy Intel considering Intel is extremely unethical in its practices towards competition and it hates the enthusiast. If Intel had its way if you even tried to open your computer it would blow up in your face for punishment, but hey keep buying that overpriced Intel cpu using its bullied hyper transport lease from AMD. I won't even cover all the various Intel schemes like Rambus, and BTX let alone their mass amount of lawsuits from the EU and companies like AMD, Nvidia, and eventually ARM.

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aferrara50

Every company has skeletons in its closet. To say AMD is innocent of everything that you believe is unethical is a joke. They are all businesses and their goal is to make money. Intel products are actually pretty cheap and appropriately priced. ~$300 for a midrange CPU is cheap. $1000 for an extreme edition is more than fair as well. Higher end CPUs are geared towards workstations and such chips pay for themselves in increased productivity. Prices have also been the same for the last 10 years, meaning parts are getting cheaper yearly bc their prices aren't adjusted for inflation. My E7 4870s paid for themselves in just a few months. There's no reason for intel to make those under $4k bc of the great benefit to the buyer. Being honest most people won't use more than a 2500k's power, which is only $150. Far from overpriced.

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allston

I am still sticking to my Deskpro 286/e 12 mhz

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Carlidan

What I've read online, their processors are actually competing against some of intels sandy bridge processors. If they keep it up and are on par with Intel processors, I might be tempted to buy it when I upgrade in a couple of years from now. :)

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aferrara50

AMD consistently competes with intel's midrange for the part with the exception of the original FX processors back in like 04/05. AMD is actually moving away from desktop computing and focusing more on server alternatives and gpgpu technology (actually why bulldozer was such fail because it was designed toward using for gpgpu). Intel will be the way to go for the average consumer since it will likely be less cores that happen to be faster while AMD is pushing for more cores which are slower. Since most day to day average consumer programs only use up to around 4 threads then having 8 cores or more is useless, such as with bulldozer. This is also the same reason we see the 2600k competing with the 3960X on certain day to day tasks, but getting spanked rather hard at thread heavy applications.

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The Corrupted One

Beyond 10 gigahertz, we will start needing to move away from Silicon and onto Germanium chips, they do far higher clocks.

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WarpathPS

No not really considering the average person doesn't even have tasks approaching the need for such power. I have a netbook using one of the new AMD's Fusion cpu's and it runs everything I need. For my gaming PC I still use a dual core because the GPU is mainly what matters.

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h e x e n

Users can always take advantage of more power. They'll find some way to use it.

Give me the powa!!!!!

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livebriand

I doubt this compares all that well to a mildly overclocked SB or IB CPU though.

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Peanut Fox

It's running on a single core. A stock quad would handle it just fine.

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Typo91

FX-8150 is an 8 core chip. Or is AMD lying to us all?

the last 8GHZ break through was also done with one or two out of the eight online.

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noobstix

So he had to goose the CPU from a quad to a dual? I can hear some of the older school critics who say that more cores don't necessarily mean better performance. I just wonder how fast he could top if he had all 4 cores enabled rather than 2.

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Vecna6667

If I were a betting man, I would beleive that he may have gotten to 5.5 GHz at most and that's with some generous rounding. Most overclockers will turn off all but one core in order to keep the power concentrated. Additional core add to the heat produced and the voltage needed and thus fry the chip and motherboard long before getting all four modules(this is Bulldozer after all, 4 modules, 8 cores, so the overclocker had to keep two cores active) to the targeted 9 GHz mark.

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Happy

It'll be awesome when chips are 500 Gigahertz like that one transistor they made that went that speed. All they have to do is figure out how to wick away all that heat fast enough and you could use such a chip to heat your house :)

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limitbreaker

Speaking of creating heat, what's more efficient at creating household heat for the winter? A regular electric heater or a gtx 480 on folding@home?

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aferrara50

I have 5 of them in my condo that I fold on 24/7 and it's just not enough to keep everything warm in the winter (big windows). If I leave all of my electronics on then it's just perfect. Central air heater? Woop those GTX 480s asses. little space heater? hell to the no. It is quite funny how there are warm pockets around my place.

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Raswan

Very cool.

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