AMD Over-clocked Processor hits 7GHz

7ghzAn event held recently by AMD was recently run where contestants tried to overclock their processors – to the extreme. A few months back those working on the overclocking projects were getting very close to 7GHz but never actually broke through that barrier. CrunchGear have now reported that the 7GHz barrier was smashed through by also setting a record on 3DMark. The AMD processor that was overclocked was a Phenom II.

To achieve the goal of 7GHz a large amount of liquid helium was needed to keep things cool… so much of it that a ton of vapour can be seen on the massive heat sink keeping the whole thing cool.

Check out the video below to see how fast the 7GHz processor can run 3DMark.

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