[citation][nom]SteelCity1981[/nom]Eat your heart out Intel.[/citation]
Their record was set with 2 cores / 2 threads. So far, nacho_arroyo has gotten 7.1GHz with 6 cores / 12 threads. That the Intel 7.1GHz eats the 8.4GHz AMD for breakfast. Not to mention that the 980X debuted well over a year ago, and is still going strong.
[citation][nom]beenthere[/nom]Ferchrissakes folks stop whining... Bulldozer benches will be availalbe in a few week. Jeeesssh.[/citation]
That's what people have generally been saying since June. I can guarantee you that there won't be benchmarks next week.
wait...they said "we're not going to run any benchmarks". Even if something overclocks insanely, it doesn't mean you can actually use it. I overclocked my 9600GT from it's stock values of 600/800/1500 to 770/1121/1955. It even ran all sandra GPU benchmarks but couldn't even run Halo CE.
With all due respect to what they've done here, take this with a pinch of salt...
No hype, just AMD setting another Guinness World Record. It's cool and noteworthy. Why people are having a canary because the Zambezi benches have not been released yet is beyond me. AMD always has some cool stuff to announce at IDF to piss Intel off. Today it was a World Record with Bulldozer and the fact that they will run up to 5 Gig. on air without too much issue with good cooling. They also demoed the next 28nm laptop GPU running before Nividia. It's all good.
Not sure it should really count considering it is multiple processors on a single chip created to work together. Divide it by the number of cores they use, then you get the actual speed of a single processor and that would be no where near what they are saying.
The speed, i.e. frequency of the processor has nothing to do with how many cores they use. The whole point was to see how high they could clock the CPU - period. They aren't suggesting that you could actual run benches or apps like this, it's just an exercise in overclocking.
OK, this is what this video proves: It's not hard to get a bunch of virgins and liquid Helium in one room. Got it!
Now here is my question, will the bulldozer help me do what I do? Will they have a model that can out do my i7 990x? I need a CPU with some serious number crunching power. All these delays and failed hype tactics are telling me NO.
Anyone besides me wondering why the heck in the world that guy is shielding the mobo from LN2 splashing with his HAND!!!!
[EDIT] Sorry it seems I have been corrected several times below about the LN2. I have never had any hands on experience with the stuff, just seemed like it could cause you harm if not handled carefully.
Oh, and I have to agree with some of the other posters... If the chip cant be used in a normal everyday type of situation at those speeds, its just a fancy display of a useless ability. Don't get me wrong I am not saying that achieving a world record is not impressive.