Just in time for the Intel Developer Forum, AMD announces that it has set the official Guinness World Record for the “Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor” with an insane frequency of 8.429GHz. The previous record was 8.308GHz, but in the world where every microsecond counts, it’s a clear win.
AMD should get its award from Guinness tomorrow evening in San Francisco. There’s no doubt that this is going to be great publicity for AMD as it will brand this upcoming CPU as an “unlocked” processor that enthusiast can overclock without preset limits.
Still, most people at home won’t be able to even approach such extreme overclocking. To achieve this, AMD has used every trick in the book, including liquid helium cooling. My advice: don’t try this at home, but we’d love to see the Office productivity benchmark numbers