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AMD Phenom II OC'd to 6.5GHz at -230c

Posts fastest 3DMark05 score.
By: Sean Kalinich | CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Jan 26, 2009 4:43 pm

What do you do if your product line lags behind the competition? Well if you are AMD you get a bunch of crazed overclockers with access to some super cooling and have them push your latest CPU as far as they can.


This group was able to cool a Phenom II down to just above absolute zero (-230 degrees) using a combination of Liquid Nitrogen and Liquid Helium. Once at a good temp they notched the Phenom II up to an amazing 6.5GHz.
They even managed to break the 3dMark05 record.


I am not sure what this means other than they did it. Personally I am not impressed by 4 year old benchmarks. I would feel this was something if they ran Vantage, some Rendering or a Current game under this OC. But that is just me.


Something else to note is that a Core 2 Duo Clocked at 6.4GHz is only 354 points behind according to the 3DMark05 Top20.


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