An enthusiast has managed to overclock AMD’s latest performance-mainstream accelerated processing unit (APU) code-named Richland to rather whopping 8GHz frequency. The record is noteworthy because all four cores of the chip were active, which may point to very high clock-rate potential of the new design.
In a bid to achieve extreme 8GHz clock-speed on AMD A10-6800K “Richland” accelerated processing unit overclocker Stilt from Finland used Asus F2A85-V Pro mainboard (based on AMD A85X core-logic) along with liquid nitrogen cooling to lower the temperature of the chip to -186°C. During the record setting, all four cores were active, unlike in the case of automatic overclocking using Turbo Core technology that pushes clock-speed of only one Piledriver module inside the APU.
AMD’s Richland accelerated processing unit is a redesigned version of Trinity that was released last year. The new APU is optimized for both high clock-speeds as well as low power consumption. As it appears, the potential of Richland is pretty high.