AMD FX-8370 almost breaks the world clock speed record at 8.7 GHz

The Stilt, a famous Finnish overclocker, managed to increase the clock frequency of the still-unreleased AMD FX-8370 microprocessor to 8722 MHz, which is just 72 MHz lower than the world’s record CPU frequency.

To overclock their eight-core FX-8370 chip to 8.72 GHz, The Stilt had to increase the base voltage to 2.064 V and used a system with the Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard, 8 GB of working memory. in dual channel mode at 2218 MHz, Asus Radeon R9 290X Direct CU II graphics card as well as liquid nitrogen cooling. The overclocker managed to increase the default clock frequency of the FX-8370 processor (4.10 GHz) by more than twice, an extraordinary result.

What’s especially important is that The Stilt managed to overclock their FX-8370 CPU with all eight cores (four dual-core Piledriver modules) active. In contrast, the record 8794.33 MHz frequency was achieved by an FX-8350 chip with only two active cores (a dual-core Piledriver module).


While AMD’s FX chips are based on the two-year-old design codenamed “Vishera”, Stage 0, OR-C0 revision, it should be noted that GlobalFoundries’ 32nm processing technology might be a bit better than it was in 2012. As Therefore, it is possible that over time chips like the FX-8370 will break the world record of 8794MHz.

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KitGuru says: The overclocking potential of newer AMD FX processors can be an interesting thing to investigate. If the new chips can actually run at higher frequencies without any issues, it may mean that eventually AMD could come up with faster FX products, even based on the current architecture.

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