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The MSI A88X-G45 GAMING, one of MSI's new AMD FM2+ based GAMING motherboards, recently broke the CPU Frequency overclocking record for the AMD A10-7850K processor by validating a smashing 6137.91 MHz clock speed. Most impressive, considering the fact that the record was set on an MSI GAMING motherboard instead of a dedicated overclocking model. It goes to show that MSI GAMING motherboards are not only full of GAMING galore, they also inherited plenty of OC DNA from MSI's Overclocking products.

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For a moment, I thought it was on air cooling.redface.gif
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Now where can I find one of these MSI A88X-G45 GAMING motherboards....
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1 core, 1 thread. Not that big of a deal.
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Originally Posted by Xylene View Post

1 core, 1 thread. Not that big of a deal.

This is how pretty much all frequency records are done.

Even if CPU-Z says the CPU is running all threads it's most likely only running one at the record frequency.

For example my 9370:



Everyone just uses PScheck to drop all but one core to low frequencies.
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Meh, publicity stunt. How's overclocking GTX 750 Ti going?

It can do at least 1370MHz at 1.13v. That was with stock bios.

I did edit a new bios for it and flashed it too (removed the +135 core offset limit and 100% power limits) however I haven't put in the time into actually testing the card with a custom bios.
 
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Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

This is how pretty much all frequency records are done.

Even if CPU-Z says the CPU is running all threads it's most likely only running one at the record frequency.

For example my 9370:



Everyone just uses PScheck to drop all but one core to low frequencies.
It can do at least 1370MHz at 1.13v. That was with stock bios.

I did edit a new bios for it and flashed it too (removed the +135 core offset limit and 100% power limits) however I haven't put in the time into actually testing the card with a custom bios.

I know that. But it's also only 6ghz. If it was 6ghz and all cores, or at least more than one, than maybe it wouldn't be such a snorefest. 6ghz is boring these days. I know, if I want to see more I should do it myself. You don't even have to say it.
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What is the actual phase power design on this board? At CES 2014 they said 8+2, but this is not the same board as the one shown at CES. It's been modified, it looks like less now.
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Good job MSI.

However it's hard to get excited about Kaveri frequency records when the previous AMD parts could do well over 8ghz... Only SB has had problems reaching 6ghz from recent CPU releases.

I think it's pretty impressive considering that Kaveri is not designed for high frequencies at all.
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I know that. But it's also only 6ghz. If it was 6ghz and all cores, or at least more than one, than maybe it wouldn't be such a snorefest. 6ghz is boring these days. I know, if I want to see more I should do it myself. You don't even have to say it.

You have to take into account that Kaveri APUs are simply not fantastic overclockers and 6GHz+ on a Kaveri chip is pretty amazing. You can't just look at the frequency you have to look at the architecture it was done on too. Admittedly if this was 6GHz on a 8350 with LN2 then it would be a terrible result. I got mine up to 7.3GHz and I was very unhappy with that frequency. People can get 8GHz+ validations with certain CPUs but with others like Kaveri, Ivy-Bridge, Haswell or Sandy-Bridge this simply isn't possible.
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I think it's pretty impressive considering that Kaveri is not designed for high frequencies at all.

Kaveri (steamroller) is still designed for somewhat high frequencies just like BD and PD.

The difference is just that AMD didn't have an ideal process for high frequencies available.
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You have to take into account that Kaveri APUs are simply not fantastic overclockers and 6GHz+ on a Kaveri chip is pretty amazing. You can't just look at the frequency you have to look at the architecture it was done on too. Admittedly if this was 6GHz on a 8350 with LN2 then it would be a terrible result. I got mine up to 7.3GHz and I was very unhappy with that frequency. People can get 8GHz+ validations with certain CPUs but with others like Kaveri, Ivy-Bridge, Haswell or Sandy-Bridge this simply isn't possible.

Trust me, 7.3ghz might be something to be unhappy about, but 7.931GHz and 7.964GHz are absolutely infuriating.

*glances at sig*

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