Well that was self-explanatory. Lets start from the beginning then with AMD holding their tech day. In the industry when a company like AMD, Nvidia, etc. are going to be release something new, they hold an event for news editors. At this event, companies just want to ensure everyone clearly understands the technology, how it works, and why this was the direction chosen. It helps to get those great articles you read on release day started early, so they will be available on release day.

At AMDs tech day, they did a few demonstrations related to cooling the upcoming AMD FX Processors. Sorry, still no benchmark information. Starting with a sub-$100 self-contained liquid cooling kit, then phase change cooling, and finally liquid helium. Yes, you read that correctly. Instead of the liquid nitrogen, AMD went a little further with liquid helium.

Below you can watch Sami “Macci” Mkinen, Brian “Chew” Mclachlan, Pete Hardman, and Aaron Schradin break the world record for CPU clock speed. While that is very impressive, it does not interest me. What I was happy to see was the sub-$100 Antec Kohler getting an FX chip to 4.8 GHz at 1.4 volts. This should be the kind of overclock your average consumer should expect as the AMD Rep stated it was not a cherry picked chip.

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