A Finnish overclocker known as “The Stilt” recently pushed an AMD Richland APU to 8.2GHz using liquid nitrogen. In doing so, The Stilt broke the world record for APU overclocking, besting his previous overclock attempt.
Specifically, the chip was a retail version of the AMD A10-6800K “Richland” APU. It was overclocked to 8203.01 MHz with a 130.21 MHz base clock and 63x multiplier. Even more impressive is that The Stilt managed the overclock with less voltage — 1.968 volts — than his earlier (and lower) overclock. For comparison, the earlier overclock brought the A10-6800K to 8000.48 MHz using 2.008 volts.
The system used to overclock the APU included an ASUS F2A85-V Pro motherboard, 8GB of AMD DDR3 Performance memory, and a Radeon HD 7750 graphics card. The overclocker used liquid nitrogen to cool the APU while the GPU was left at stock settings and with its default air cooler. The RAM was overclocked to 2083.6 MHz with 10-11-10-27 timings.
In all, it is an impressive overclock considering all four CPU cores were left enabled! More details along with validation of the overclock can be found over at HWBot.
Also read: AMD A10-6800K and A10-6700 Review: Richland Finally Lands @ PC Perspective
I really like those A10 APUs
I really like those A10 APUs for low-end systems.
When I suggest a “Facebook and Youtube” computer build to my friends that are on a tight budget, I commonly suggest an FM2 APU since the boosted graphics compared to a i3 is significant.
You make me laugh, more
You make me laugh, more capable than just a “Facebook and YouTube computer build”.
Wow, never used an APU have you?
Yeah very funny. These APUs
Yeah very funny. These APUs can run most of the most demanding programs, including games, no sweat most without the aid of a dedicated GPU. And it leaves you room to upgrade later with the crossfiring option.
In short, a PC you build with a APU would be much more than a “Facebook and Youtube” PC upon build, unless you skimp on something like Ram.
Yeah the only thing that
Yeah the only thing that sucks about the crossfire option is that only certain low-to low/midrange dedicated GPUs can be used. It makes sense but still :).
Seems to be a waste, the time
Seems to be a waste, the time it takes to do these overclocks, leaves no room for stability testing, meaning they are looking for only enough stability to run cpu-z or
Why not require them to benchmark the system?
I think they do a few loops
I think they do a few loops of prime or something
I just bought this processor
I just bought this processor and almost identical motherboard, mine is the F2A85-M Pro. Didn’t even know about this beforehand. I think the motherboard difference is the -V model has graphics built in, the -M does not.
Why did you buy them, do you
Why did you buy them, do you have any idea what an APU is? You say “V model has graphics built in, the -M does not”
BOTH models have graphics supported by the processor (APU) and these have a considerable increase in performance over most AIO systems like the Intel HD4000.
The -V is an ATX vs. mATX, has better overclocking features and an additional PCI (larger board) but otherwise they are basically the same…