Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 29 Nov 2010.
That's better than most of the women I've dated. Too bad it has a heard of LN2.
It's nice to see an article acknowledge the fact that liquid nitrogen is impractical. If an overclock isn't capable of working 24/7 then it is meaningless to real users.
At any rate the importance of the Phenom II is at the end of the line. Bulldozer will determine the future. If Bulldozer overclocks to 5GHz on air and has a similar IPC to the i5/i7 then AMD will be back in the game.
I've been running stable at 4 GHz on air coolers (with 965 and 970), so indeed I don't know why you haven't heard of 4 GHz on water..
Back to the topic: I hate when they run these records on processors that aren't even launched yet. For all I know there won't be AMD-launches this year, so they are atleast a month too early with the 975...
Last night I put my watercooled amd on my balcony (its -3 outside). Normaly it idles around 21c inside. But after about 15minutes it was idling around 5c. Did not want to let it sit there to long I am afraid of condensation...
And the point of this supposedly great feat is?
LN2 cooling is as useful as snooze button on a smoke alarm.
I still don't get it why some people are so excited about few random numbers, when such "achievement" is purely academical and doomed to failure after test is over.
It is a testament to the architecture that it could actually scale to this speeds - though both impractical and in reality, not very useful. If AMD pull some insane IPC improvements out with Bulldozer (which, lets face it, they should be since its nearly 3 years overdue), and maintains this same level of clock speed scaling, we may actually have a few reasons to pick up an amd processor next year - other than the price, of course.
thanks for the math! 7ghz pretty fast then.
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