It was all done in an attempt to crash Intel’s IDF 2012 party
During this year’s IDF event in San Francisco, California, Intel was pretty silent about x86 computing performance and quite happy to show its new iGPU, but the company also has emphasized on other related technologies such as wireless connectivity and mobility.The new Haswell architecture is not really impressive when it comes to x86 performance and all the improvements are expected to range somewhere below the 10% mark.
AMD on the other hand is the underdog of the x86 performance and, in an attempt to crash Intel’s party, it has called some IDF visitors to its hotel suite in the vicinity of the IDF event.
The company had some impressive gaming systems on display and one of them was reportedly powered by an AMD FX-8350 processor running at 5 GHz while the other was using a 4 GHz Trinity.
Both systems used a water cooling solution, but these frequencies are never the less very impressive.
The photo of the FX system was taken after the frequency was modified to 4.8 GHz, but initially the CPU was running at a full 5 GHz.