September 13, 2011
AMD Sets World Record For Fastest Computer Chip
AMD said on Tuesday that it has been awarded the fastest-chip-ever award by the Guinness World Records.
The company said its AMD FX CPU will launch in the fourth quarter of 2011. The chip has achieved a top speed of 8.429 GHz, beating the old record of 8.308 GHz.
The "Team AMD FX" broke the record on August 31, 2011.
"We applaud AMD for their entry into Guinness World Records for achieving the Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor," Freddie Hoff, adjudicator for Guinness World Records, who will present the award to AMD on Tuesday at the chipmaker's Fusion Zone technology showcase in downtown San Francisco, said in a press release.
The team consisted of a group made up of specialists working alongside top AMD technologists. All of those working on the project will be named in the Guinness World Records.
“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,” Chris Cloran, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Group at AMD, said in a press release.
“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.”
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