View Full Version : AMD Trinity APU overclocked at 7.3 GHz, kept cool with liquid nitrogen

October 6th, 2012, 21:54
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/10/amd-trinity-a10.jpg (http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/06/amd-trinity-apu-overclocked-7-3-ghz/)AMD's Trinity APUs (http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/27/amd-trinity-desktop-preview/) have only been in the wild for a few days, but some have already taken on the challenge of pushing the new desktop silicon to its limits. By giving the A10-5800K model 1.956 volts, disabling two of its cores and cooling it with liquid nitrogen (http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/21/ou-professor-submerses-laptop-in-liquid-nitrogen-smashes-it-to/), overclockers were able to push the chip to 7.3GHz. Air-cooling and 1.616 volts squeezed out 5.1GHz without sacrificing any cores. If you're a mere mortal who's fresh out of liquid nitrogen (or never had any to begin with), you should be able to (http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/03/amd-trinity-review-roundup/)comfortably bump CPU performance by roughly 10 percent and GPU speeds by 15 to 17 percent. For the full specs on this particular overclock, hit the source links below.