Phenom II X4 955 BE Breaks 7GHz

Only thing needed was some liquid helium.

Published Mon, Jul 6 2009 10:25 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:36 PM CST
Everyone knew it was only a matter of time before someone broke the 7GHz barrier with the AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE processor and it seems that the time has come.

Phenom II X4 955 BE Breaks 7GHz

At a recent overclocking event held by AMD in Finland, overclocker Massman and friends managed to push the Phenom II X4 955 chip right up to 7000.4 MHz. The results were accomplished by cranking the multiplier all the way up to 28 and cooling it down to below -230C with the help of some liquid helium.

Phenom II X4 955 BE Breaks 7GHz

The team says there is a glitch with the validation and have a picture that proves it is in fact running at the claimed 7GHz speed. They are working with the guys on getting CPU-Z to properly validate the achievement.

Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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