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    News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    And it'll cost a whopping $795, according to our sources.
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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    CAT-THE-FIFTH.... Why is this the first im hearing of this?



    Certainly interested to see if this requires a certain level of VRM control on the motherboard and what kind of power it guzzles. If they manage to get that kind of power in a sensible TDP it could be a beast of a chip.

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    My FX6300 cost me £95 and with a small voltage tweak (up from 1.42v to 1.45v) will run at 5GHz. So what's the point?

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    Quote Originally Posted by benegerton1985 View Post
    My FX6300 cost me £95 and with a small voltage tweak (up from 1.42v to 1.45v) will run at 5GHz. So what's the point?
    This will run at 5Ghz out of the box, so there is potential for it to be overclocked even higher. This might have an interesting usage of resonant mesh clock technology to keep the power use down?

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    Quote Originally Posted by benegerton1985 View Post
    My FX6300 cost me £95 and with a small voltage tweak (up from 1.42v to 1.45v) will run at 5GHz. So what's the point?
    A whole extra functioning module?

    Presumably this is just a carefully farmed top bin of silicon to try to give the brand some halo presence. OTOH, if they can get silicon that's guaranteed to run at 5GHz that's pretty impressive from a manufacturing POV. Limited edition, no doubt with a few extras (possibly a liquid cooling unit in the box?) to entice enthusiast AMD fans (and no, I don't mean fanboys) who want to push FX chips to their limits ... probably worth $800 to a few people, and for a limited edition headline product that's all they need to sell

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    This will run at 5Ghz out of the box, so there is potential for it to be overclocked even higher. This might have an interesting usage of resonant mesh clock technology to keep the power use down?
    Fair point but what will it overclock to and is 5GHz out of the box worth it when you can easily get 5GHz by getting a standard FX8350 (around £150), some watercooling (Corsair H55 is around £50 at the moment, £200 in total a hell of a lot less) and changing a couple of settings in the BIOS? I understand that the whole point of this is for extreme users and overclockers but I doubt it'll have that much overclocking potential that is worth that amount of money, If it would overclock to 6GHz on air then fair enough but I doubt it!! Please prove me wrong though AMD

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    A whole extra functioning module?
    No need to be pedantic!! I was making a point that my cheap Vishera chip can do it easily already

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    Quote Originally Posted by benegerton1985 View Post
    Fair point but what will it overclock to and is 5GHz out of the box worth it when you can easily get 5GHz by getting a standard FX8350 (around £150), some watercooling (Corsair H55 is around £50 at the moment, £200 in total a hell of a lot less) and changing a couple of settings in the BIOS? I understand that the whole point of this is for extreme users and overclockers but I doubt it'll have that much overclocking potential that is worth that amount of money, If it would overclock to 6GHz on air then fair enough but I doubt it!! Please prove me wrong though AMD
    Who knows what it will overclock too? The bulldozer chip currently has the record for highest clockspeed @8.5Ghz(ish) so it could be anything really.
    At the price this chip has, i don't see it being aimed at people like me and you, who know we wont get any real benefits from the extra clockspeed. Its aimed at serious enthusiasts and people trying to break records.

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    Quote Originally Posted by benegerton1985 View Post
    No need to be pedantic!! I was making a point that my cheap Vishera chip can do it easily already
    Wasn't just pedantry - the extra module will draw more power and put out more heat, making it harder to run stably at higher clock speeds. IIRC the 8350 is rated as requiring 30W more heat dissipation than the 6300 at stock clocks, and that will increase exponentially with overclocking. Also, you may have simply got a particularly good sample of the 6300. These are guaranteed to run at 5GHz. That's very different from simply being able to.

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    Quote Originally Posted by benegerton1985 View Post
    No need to be pedantic!!
    I take it you're new around here?

    I was making a point that my cheap Vishera chip can do it easily already
    Well yes, if you're happy to void warranty and run a CPU out of spec then good for your requirements. Other people have different needs so AMD are entitled to address theirs as well as yours Top chips always command a vast premium, but presumably it's worth it to some people.

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    AMD realises that a halo product is useful, even if it doesn't sell in massive quantities.

    There will be people who will want to brag about having a 5GHz computer with eight cores too.

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    Good to hear this as I've always liked AMD, lets hope it really delivers the performance though

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    A 5GHz Vishera is a seriously fast CPU. Not sure it's $795 fast but it'll blow a 3770K away anyway.

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

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    Quote Originally Posted by benegerton1985 View Post
    My FX6300 cost me £95 and with a small voltage tweak (up from 1.42v to 1.45v) will run at 5GHz. So what's the point?
    This will run at 5Ghz out of the box, so there is potential for it to be overclocked even higher. This might have an interesting usage of resonant mesh clock technology to keep the power use down?
    It still comes out the box at 4.2GHz, they're just guaranteeing that it will do 5GHz. Which is ridiculous as many 8350s will do 5GHz on air anyway.

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    Re: News - Rumour: AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post
    It still comes out the box at 4.2GHz.
    Really? The article doesn't state that, or are you referencing somewhere else?

    I can't see them making a unique chip for this niche, limited-volume area so I also reckon it's probably just a cherry-picked Vishera bin.

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