AMD A10-5800K overclocked to 7.38 GHz using new MSI motherboard

Shawn Knight

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MSI sends word today that AMD's second generation A10-5800K desktop APU has recently been overclocked to record-setting levels. The chip was coaxed to 7.38GHz using an MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 and a custom liquid nitrogen cooling solution. The overclock can be verified...

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LinkedKube

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Here they go with these weird naming structures again. 5800k, hmm sounds remotely close to umm.
 
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Ok, let's translate that performance to real world usage...

wait, bulldozer and steamroller still s****d.
 

dividebyzero

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Don't see why liquid nitrogen cooling isn't sustainable - quite a bit of nitrogen left in the atmosphere!;)
Condensation. :eek:

Regardless if the insulation is knead eraser, silicon grease/liquid electrical tape or dragon skin, condensation will sooner or later become a factor- especially in area's (DIMM slots for example) where complete insulation is nigh impossible without degrading the electrical contact.
Of course the more pedantic might say that you could house a (solid cap) motherboard in a Dewar flask full of liquid nitrogen, but then you're faced with 1. Decreasing capacitance, and 2. Degradation of any connection running to/from the motherboard if that were indeed possible ;)
 

Zoltan Head

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Condensation. :eek:
Regardless if the insulation is knead eraser, silicon grease/liquid electrical tape or dragon skin, condensation will sooner or later become a factor- especially in area's (DIMM slots for example) where complete insulation is nigh impossible without degrading the electrical contact.
Of course the more pedantic might say that you could house a (solid cap) motherboard in a Dewar flask full of liquid nitrogen, but then you're faced with 1. Decreasing capacitance, and 2. Degradation of any connection running to/from the motherboard if that were indeed possible ;)
No, that only explains why it's impractical (which I totally agree with). I said it is sustainable, as lots of nitrogen in atmosphere. :D
 

dividebyzero

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Yeah. With an infinite number of motherboards- given that the life span for a sub-zero board can be a matter of minutes, and generally wouldn't last out a warranty period in a best case scenario. So it would then follow that you'd need an infinite amount of Tantalum and Gold for example- assuming a less than perfect (I.e. real world) reclamation process.
If you're being pedantic with the definition of sustainable- and you seem to be, then yes, it is sustainable with the aforementioned infinite amount of boards. I'd leave aside the CPU issue, since pedantry would likely argue the point of sub-zero cooling without recourse to overvolting/overclocking outside of vendor VID guidelines.:cool: