Phenom II X4 will launch in just a few weeks and until then most people with a processor are gagged by NDAs. Even if the first benchmarks have already leaked it is the new overclocking potential that most people are talking about, much thanks to AMD self. Since AMD supplied these results everyone have considered them with a pinch of salt, which is the healthy thing to do, but as results from impartial parties have been posted they have confirmed the excellent overclocking potential.
The latest results were posted by Vietnamese overclocker Kaka that has managed to push his Phenom II X4 processor, with a beefy air cooler and great dose of voltage, to 4GHz SuperPi stable and over 4.2GHz suicide run. Not too bad for a not yet launched processor operating at 3.0GHz stock.
But where Phenom II X4 looks to truly shine is under extreme overclocking as the processor seems to be free of coldbugs, which has enabled overclockers to go over 6GHz. Using dry ice Kaka managed to go to 4.8GHz and says that he is ready to bring out the big guns in the form of liquid nitrogen soon.
We are eagerly awaiting the first solid benchmarks to see what all of these MHz really can do, but AMD seems to be returning to the enthusiast segment it was kicked out from many years ago.