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[Hexus] AMD to release FX centurion-5 ghz on air

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So how about this as a rumour for a Friday morning? Though AMD will never go on record and confirm this, we have it on good authority that the chip-maker will soon be releasing a super-FX chip. Based on the same 'Vishera' architecture powering the current FX-8350, which runs at up to 4.2GHz, this new FX, codenamed 'Centurion', is to be made available in very limited quantities.

Rumor price:795 dollars

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Wow. I don't even know what to say.

I'm thinking that, if true, these will be incredibly high quality FX-8350s for extreme overclockers, because there's no way anyone would pay $800 for an FX-8xxx otherwise. On that note, I wonder if these will break 9Ghz on LHe...
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eek.gif

Even as somewhat of an AMD fanboy, I fail to see how this chip could be worth almost 4x the price of the other FX-8xxx chips. I suppose for extreme overclockers who want really high-binned chips?
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hm I dont know. This makes no sense..

Unless its a 10 / 12 Core or can be oced up to 6 ghz on air / water biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Pandora51 View Post

hm I dont know. This makes no sense..

Unless its a 10 / 12 Core or can be oced up to 6 ghz on air / water biggrin.gif

No sense? 5ghz on air? Extreme overclockers anyone?
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I'd pay 50 bucks more for one of these, not 550.
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HUH!? O.O
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This sounds like the AMD Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition. Which wasn't sold, but given to extreme overclockers.

    
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Would buy if it was guaranteed 8 on LN2 instead of guaranteed 5 on air.

E: also guys it's not 5ghz stock, it's 4.2 stock
 
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post #10 of 254
5 ghz on air is quite a lofty goal indeed, considering Vishera runs significantly hotter than their Intel counterparts. But if it can run 5 ghz on air and 5.5+ on water without atrociously high power consumption, it might make a good chip. But not at $800.
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