16 September 2011 World's fastest cpu clocked at 8.429GHz World's fastest cpu clocked at 8.429GHz AMD's FX chips have set a new world record for the fastest cpu, winning the company a place in the Guinness World Records. The company's yet to ship Bulldozer based FX chips were overclocked at speeds up to 8.429GHz, beating the prior record of 8.309GHz. "The record breaking processor speed that resides in the AMD FX cpu clearly demonstrates performance gains for the new AMD Bulldozer multi core architecture, which will provide x86 computing power for this cpu and future AMD accelerated processing units," said Chris Cloran, corporate vp and general manager, Client Group at AMD. "Along with world record frequencies, the AMD FX processor will enable an unrivaled enthusiast pc experience for the money – extreme multi display gaming, mega tasking and hd content creation." Set to launch in Q4 2011, the AMD FX cpu is expected to deliver 'unprecedented' performance and scaling for x86 cpus. It is designed to compete with the new Intel I7 series and marks the first release of a new module by AMD since 2003. "We applaud AMD for their entry into Guinness World Records for achieving the highest frequency of a computer processor," said Freddie Hoff, adjudicator for Guinness World Records. "We congratulate everyone involved in this record breaking achievement." Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.amd.com/uk/ Companies AMD (UK) Ltd This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.