Tuesday News, September 13th 2011

This is certainly worth a look, even if you're only midly interested in overclocking. An AMD FX running at 8.429GHz!

Rage3D was on hand as *Team AMD FX* aimed Bulldozer at the world record for overclocking a processor.*


In anticipation of the release of Bulldozer AMD flew a select few press down to Austin Texas to witness Bulldozer in action and watch them attempt to break the previous world record for highest frequency CPU. We watched as several trays of Bulldozer CPU's were brought out and tested by two of the best overclockers in the world. Coming in at a staggering 8.429GHz we have the video to prove AMD did it!

The Sapphire HD Radeon 6850 Vapor-X video card is an upgrade to the older Sapphire HD Radeon 6850 card. The Sapphire 6850 Vapor-X is overclocked to 800MHz core and 1100MHz memory stock, compared to the 775MHz core and 1000MHz memory on the reference 6850 cards. In addition, the Sapphire Radeon 6850 Vapor-X includes the patented Vapor-X cooling technology. Onboard is 1GB of GDDR5 memory with a 256-bit interface. The 6850 supports DX 11, AMD Accelerated parallel Processing, AMD Eyefinity, AMD Crossfire, and AMD HD3D. Inputs include a DVI-I, DVI-DL, HDMI 1 .4a, and mini Display Ports.

The Lynx platform, otherwise known as Llano for desktop, is out in full force now. The new chipset offers something of an alternative to low-end Sandy Bridge systems with comparable CPU power and extremely heightened GPU power. These APUs don't themselves a system make, however, and all the usual manufacturers have been providing a plethora of motherboards in which to place your new Lynx APU. In this article Benchmark Reviews is taking a look at the MSI A75MA-G55 motherboard. The MSI A75MA-G55 sports the new FM1 socket which takes Llano APUs. Currently the two available are the A8-3850 and the A6-3650, which come ready to rock with Radeon HD discrete level graphics. We have already seen the performance of the AMD A8-3850 APU, now let's look at the MSI design for the A75 chipset and how they differ from the competition.