8 GHz, the Record Broken by AMD A10-6800K "Richland" APU

A Finnish overclocker used lots of liquid nitrogen to do it

By Sebastian Pop on June 17th, 2013 07:16 GMT

Advanced Micro Devices may have quit trying to match Intel in terms of raw CPU performance on the high-end processor market, but that doesn't mean its chips are slouches.

In fact, its CPUs and APUs have been scoring overclocking records quite periodically.

Here's the latest major feat: Finnish overclocker "The Stilt" managed to push the A10-6800K "Richland" APU, the strongest accelerated processing unit on the market right now, to over 8 GHz on all four cores.

Using a large quantity of liquid nitrogen cooling, he managed to keep the processor at -185°C, even as the core voltage was of 1,992V, the base clock of 126.99 MHz (~127 MHz), and the BClk multiplier at 63.0x.

The proof of the experiment's success is found in the image above. An ASUS F2A85-V Pro motherboard was used as the test bench, along with 8 GB dual-channel memory (2 x 4GB at 1692 MHz).
AMD Richland at 8 GHz
   AMD Richland at 8 GHz
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