On 8th September 2011, AMD called the UK’s top technology press to a secret location in London and began what seemed to be a standard presentation on its up-coming technology. After a short coffee break, things changed. Very quickly. Before you quite knew what was happening, these same seasoned hacks were laughing and breaking into spontaneous applause. Here are the images from the day history was made.
Normally, we would have run a lot earlier with this unique ‘look behind the scenes’, but the NDA prevented early disclosure. We hope none of you decide to follow Maryann’s example and decide to dip your digits into the dangerously cold gas!
KitGuru says:Probably the most impressive demonstration on the day was not Macci sailing past the 8GHz mark – it was actually the fact that he was able to boot at 7.6GHz. AMD has some seriously overclockable technology here, no doubt. While the reception at stock or moderate overclocks has been mixed, there is no doubting the headroom here. Macci has since passed the 8.4GHz mark and there could be more to follow.