AMD’s Trinity APUs have apparently brought extreme overclockability to the sub-$150 market as the company itself is bragging about the frequency capabilities of the new processors.
Comparable Intel CPUs are priced almost twice as high and, while offering better performance, those come with nearly double the cost.
Advanced Micro Devices has reportedly
said that the new APUs can reach a frequency as high as 6.5GHz when using liquid nitrogen cooling.
While this frequency might not seem impressive next to last year’s absolute Guinness world record of 8.429 GHz, achieved by an AMD
Bulldozer FX processor, it is nice to see that a $130 (100 EUR) CPU is now capable of such a feat.
Looking at Intel
’s camp, the Core i5-2500K is the cheapest overclockable processor that the semiconductor giant has, but this one is priced at $216 (167 EUR).