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One Dude Beats AMD's Overclocking World Record (8.46 GHz!)

Just last month, AMD staged an event to squeeze an amazing 8429.38MHz out of its FX-8150 processor. The highest-clocked CPU in the world — it was a big production. And now they’ve been beat by a team of one.

Andre Yang eked out a 32MHz advantage over AMD’s team — but he did it without the sponsorship, camera crew, and most importantly, the teamwork. All it took, TechPowerUp reports, is 2GB of RAM, an ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard and a scalding hot 2V of electricity pumped into the chip. Like AMD’s official record, Yang’s overclocked masterpiece was running with almost all of its cores disabled to prevent it from melting through his table and down to the centre of the earth.

The good news for AMD? Their FX-8150 is still the highest-clocked CPU of all time. For now. [TechPowerUp via MaxPC]

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