Thanks to reader Milosevic for the heads up with this news today. A chap from the Czech Republic who goes under the name of ‘CzechPCTuning’ has managed to get an engineering sample of a Bulldozer chip (FX-8130P) to over 5ghz with merely air cooling.
According to his blog and youtube page it looks like it wasn’t that hard a task at all, and if this is true, then it bodes well for later in the year when the hardcore overclockers get their hands on the upcoming processors.
He did decide to black out some of the CPUz screenshots, although I would assume he isn’t under NDA otherwise he wouldn’t be doing this before launch. As usual, the comments on the Youtube page are debating whether the whole video is faked or not.
Kitguru says: Bulldozer more exciting for you now?Bulldozer engineering sample overclocked to 5.1ghz on air,