Electronic Products & Technology

AMD shatters previous CPU frequency record

EP&T Magazine   

Electronics Semiconductors

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Sunnyvale CA is claiming another record-setting performance of its FX series processors, setting a new world record for silicon processor speed according to the HWBOT.org ranking. The new FX-8370 processor provides a silicon processor speed clocking in at 8722.78 MHz, shattering the previous CPU frequency record, (which was also set by an AMD FX series processor).

Leveraging the powerful ‘Piledriver’ x86 core architecture, famed Finnish overclocker ‘The Stilt’ pushed the envelope of silicon overclocking1 to the extreme.

“World-record frequencies are just a start. The AMD FX series of processors will enable an unrivaled enthusiast PC experience — extreme multi-display gaming and HD content creation,” says Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Business Unit, AMD. “Enthusiasts can experience seamless multitasking and unleash the real capabilities of multi-threaded applications with additional enthusiast performance-tuning features unlocked as standard.”

AMD also introduced new speed- and power-optimized AMD FX Series CPUs to push the boundaries of value and efficiency in high-performance desktops. The new 125W AMD FX-8370 CPU and power-optimized 95W AMD FX-8370E and FX-8320E processors all feature 8 native CPU cores for productivity at superior price points.


Designed with enthusiasts in mind, when paired with AMD Radeon R9 graphics cards, AMD FX processors allow gamers to experience the revolutionary AMD Mantle2, AMD Eyefinity3 and AMD TrueAudio4 technologies. Processor-in-a-box solutions for the AMD FX-9590 and FX-9370 CPUs featuring closed-loop liquid cooling solutions are now available, offering a quiet approach to active cooling for the ultimate AMD enthusiast system. The AMD FX-9590 with liquid cooler is priced at approximately $282 suggested e-tail price (SEP) while the FX-9370 with liquid cooler is priced at approximately $265 SEP and available from key e-tailers and retailers across North America, Asia and Europe. The table below outlines AMD’s current product stack with the recent price reduction on the AMD FX-9590.

*See chart.

With an established AM3+ platform ecosystem, gamers can take advantage of a compatible platform that supports both AM3 and AM3+ processors. In addition, with AMD CrossFire5 support for up to four AMD Radeon Graphics Cards and AMD Memory Profile (AMP) support for up to 32GB of Radeon R7 Performance Series DDR3-1866 memory, AMD’s updated FX processor line up stands on an entire ecosystem that provides exceptional performance at an excellent price point.


Stories continue below