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AMD's New AMD FX CPU Processor Breaks Overclock Speed Record

AMD has demoed the world’s fastest CPU, the AMD FX CPU, putting its name down in the Guinness Book of World Records.

AMD announced that the processor, which will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2011, managed to achieve overclock speeds of 8.429 GHz, breaking the previous record of 8.308 GHz.

The 8-core AMD FX desktop processor, which is based on AMD’s ‘Bulldozer’ multi-core architecture, achieved the record on August 31 in Austin, Texas. It was made possible by a special team of overclockers called Team AMD FX.

“The record-breaking processor speed that resides in the AMD FX CPU clearly demonstrates performance gains for the new AMD 'Bulldozer' multi-core architecture, which will provide x86 computing power for this CPU and future AMD Accelerated Processing Units," said Corporate Vice President and general manager, Chris Cloran.

"Along with world-record frequencies, the AMD FX processor will enable an unrivaled enthusiast PC experience for the money -- extreme multi-display gaming, mega-tasking and HD content creation," he added.

AMD also said that the when the processor is launched, it will come with unlocked processor clock multipliers and the AMD FUSION Engine software for overclockers.