Even though AMD forgot to invite to its media event in Austin, Texas (shame on you guys!), we don't mind reporting about the meeting.
The whole event was designed to create interest in AMD's upcoming 45nm "Deneb" processors, namely the Phenom II. After a rundown of the processor, AMD began showing media just how easy it is to overclock the Phenom II processor.
On air, the 45nm part was able to hit 4GHz at 1.55 volts according to our source at the event, Josh from The Overclocker magazine. All types of other cooling were thrown at the CPU, but maybe most interesting of all was when LN2 was poured down the throat of the upcoming processor.
Using LN2 and at an amazing -196 degrees Celsius (AMD Phenom II does not suffer from cold bugs - wow!), the processor was able to hit 6GHz and run stable benchmark loops of Crysis. You can look at the following sites for coverage of the event:
Hot damn! It looks like 2009 is shaping up to be a good year for AMD fan boys and to be honest, it would be great to see at least some pressure put back on Intel. We may have more soon, if AMD allow it - stay tuned.