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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.

Tags: AMD, Richland, Fusion, 32nm, Piledriver, Radeon


Comments currently: 26
Discussion started: 06/19/13 07:42:14 PM
Latest comment: 12/21/16 11:06:16 AM


Stilt is good at OC'ing the AMD stuff. It just shows how capable AMD's APUs are. AMD is definitely headed in the right direction with APUs for all market segments along with SoCs for many applications.
2 1 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 06/19/13 07:42:14 PM]

This one is for the Eskimoes.
2 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 06/20/13 04:36:02 AM]

-186°C... reminds me of my wife's smile when I got an FX-6350 and mobo combo out of my backpack yesterday.

Saying it was to upgrade my 6yo daughters comp didn't help this time. Littlest Pet Shop is such a power hungry game...
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