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Hi,

Just published world exclusive article of AMD's Phenom II X4 Black Edition CPU overclocked to +6 GHz with liquid nitrogen (LN2) in AMD's Dragon preview event in Chicago.

Tests peformed by Team Finland (SF3D & Sampsa)





Check out the article, pics and video at Muropaketti.com (Finnish hardware site)

Source: http://plaza.fi/muropaketti/artikkel...isella-typella
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We got to test some Phenom II X4 CPUs with liquid nitrogen (LN2) during our visit and peformed air and LN2 overclocking competition against Team AMD (macci & Pete Hardman) in front of the live audience.

We managed to run Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition CPU-Z stable at 6,28 GHz with 4 cores enabled, Crysis CPU timedemo at 6,1 GHz and 3DMark05 & 3DMark06 at 6,0 GHz. We used 1,95V vcore for CPU and cooled Dragon F1 Extreme Edition copper container to -173 degrees Celsius. AMD suggested us to run HyperTransport-link at 1 GHz (HT 1.0) and we didn’t see any coldbugs during our tests.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=211163
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well there ya go
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You're still going to have Intel fanboys coming in and saying "well, I read that it can only hit 5 GHz, so I'm sticking to that!" But yea, this CPU looks to be amazing. Just wish it'd come out before Christmas...
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I don't see why mainstream consumers care about if it can hit 20ghz or 30ghz, you're not going to use LN2 24/7 and 365, SHUT UP. The only thing that matters here is how the processor performs @ stock and it's overclocking abilities with Water & Air cooling.
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You're still going to have Intel fanboys coming in and saying "well, I read that it can only hit 5 GHz, so I'm sticking to that!" But yea, this CPU looks to be amazing. Just wish it'd come out before Christmas...
Chips go fast on LN2, big surprise.

The rest of us generally overclock to get the performance of higher-priced parts at a lower price, so how fast it runs at -170C is irrelevant.
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And here they come...
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post #7 of 49
Kinda funny how it is relevant when i7 hits 5.5Ghz on LN2, but irrelevant when Phenom II hits 6.0Ghz on LN2.

Since some of you seem to be new to this whole overclocking thing, a chip's performance under extreme cooling methods (Phase, dice, LN2) is a very good indicator of how it will perform under less extreme cooling methods (air, water).
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I don't see why mainstream consumers care about if it can hit 20ghz or 30ghz, you're not going to use LN2 24/7 and 365, SHUT UP. The only thing that matters here is how the processor performs @ stock and it's overclocking abilities with Water & Air cooling.
Um, if you kinda missed the name of this site, it's "Overclock".net, not stockclock.net Seeing how far a chip can go under LN2 is still interesting to many people here. An overclock gets you better performance for less, which MANY people are interested in...
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Originally Posted by Arkanor View Post
Chips go fast on LN2, big surprise.

The rest of us generally overclock to get the performance of higher-priced parts at a lower price, so how fast it runs at -170C is irrelevant.
One glance at sig rig = IGNORE POST.

Everyone knows the Phenom II gets to 4Ghz on water or even air from what we've seen. How's that for the rest of us? Pretty good, I'd say.
Edited by Guruboy - 12/16/08 at 12:41pm
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I'm getting fairly tired of hearing about all of the LN2 OCing of PhenomIIs. Can we see some benchmarks of stock PhenomIIs vs i7s done by unbiased third parties?
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